Cody Simon


Player profile

  • Height 6-2
  • Weight 239
  • Hometown Jersey City, N.J.
  • Last School St. Peter’s Prep
  • Year Sr.

Follow on Social Media
Twitter: @Cody_Simon30
Instagram: @codysimon__

Ohio State Overview
• Cody is in his third year with the program and has three seasons of eligibility
• Has played in 18 games and started 10 times at linebacker during the 2021 season
• Ranked fourth on the team with 54 total tackles in 2021
• Posted a career-high eight tackles vs. Nebraska and had seven vs. Minnesota, Maryland and Michigan
• Recorded is first career interception against Akron
• Did not play in the Rose Bowl vs. Utah because of injury, and also sat out the 2022 spring season while recovering
• Played in six games as a true freshman in 2020, finding a role on special teams while also providing depth at linebacker
• Is a two-time OSU Scholar-Athlete who is majoring in finance

Honors & Awards
2021: OSU Scholar-Athlete; Academic all-Big Ten Conference
2020: OSU Scholar-Athlete

More on Cody
• The No. 9-rated outside linebacker nationally and No. 3 player in the state of New Jersey
• A composite four-star prospect by 247Sports.com
• Played for St. Peter’s Prep in Jersey City, N.J. for head coach Rich Hansen
• The fourth top-five prospect from New Jersey to sign with Ohio State in a two-year period (Tyler Friday, Ronnie Hickman and Luke Wypler are the others)
• Made nine tackles and had a 70-yard punt return for touchdown in St. Peter’s 21-14 win over Don Bosco Prep in the Non-Public Group IV state championship game
• During his junior season in 2018, had 89 tackles, 13.5 tackles for loss and 4.5 sacks
• Also had an interception – which he returned for a touchdown – to go along with four passes defended, a forced fumble and two fumble recoveries
• Earned linebacker MVP honors at the Opening New Jersey Regional
• Is the son of Amy Ellis