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#57 Cody Ippolito
Position: Linebacker
Height: 6'2"
Weight: 242
Year: Redshirt Junior
Hometown: Paradise Valley, Ariz.
High School: Chaparral HS
Experience: 1 Letter

2014: Played in 14 games and started six at linebacker … Totaled 52 tackles, including 33 solo stops, with 6.5 tackles for a loss of 24 yards and 2.0 sacks … Career game-high nine tackles vs. ASU.

2013: Missed the season with a knee injury.

2012: Played in seven games as a backup linebacker as a true freshman … Also played on special teams.

High School: Arizona Republic All-Arizona First Team, all-city first-team, All-Division II First-Team, All-Tribune First-Team Defense, 24-7 First-Team Defense, Arizona Football Coaches’ Association All-State Division II First-Team … 2012 ESPN Top-100 Linebackers, rated 60th … Started on Chaparral High School’s 2009, 2010 and 2011 Arizona State Championship Teams … Logged 122 tackles on defense and 25 carries for 248 yards as fullback.

Personal: Son of Lisa Smith and Jerry Ippolito … Majoring in sports and society.

Career Stats          
Year G/GS UA-A Total TFL-Yds Sacks-Yds
2014 14/6 33-19 52 6.5-24 2.0-17
2012 7/0 0-0 0 0-0 0-0
Total 21/6 33-19 52 6.5-24 2.0-17