Taking it on faith: Redskins’ Cody Hoffman starred as rare non-Mormon at BYU

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  • Rockarolla West Jordan, UT
    Aug. 15, 2014 8:52 a.m.

    Good article. Cody is a great kid with great success ahead of him. Where his football career takes him doesn't really matter. He will find his niche in the world and do great things.

  • Eddie Syracuse, UT
    Aug. 14, 2014 6:17 p.m.

    I base my comments on the Fact that BYU has, by far, more individual National awards than other schools in the area! That is something that is irrefutable. Since all the local schools are pretty much on the same level as far as recruiting, BYU must be doing a far better job at developing these athletes.

  • esodije ALBUQUERQUE, NM
    Aug. 14, 2014 2:37 p.m.

    One would think that Hoffman's height, hands, and route-running ability would be valued by an NFL team. It is true that he never had a great passer throwing him the ball at BYU; he would have had twice as many receptions with a Steve Young or a Ty Detmer (or a Steve Sarkisian, for that matter) at QB. (Having said that, I look forward to seeing just how much the O-line and Taysom Hill's passing accuracy have improved over last year; a consistent down-field threat would obviously open up the short routes and the running game, and the Y still has some good, experienced wideouts.)

  • Cougsndawgs West Point , UT
    Aug. 14, 2014 11:23 a.m.

    Well stated. I think both BYU and Utah have done an excellent job getting the most out of the athletes they can recruit.

  • amigo sandy, UT
    Aug. 14, 2014 8:41 a.m.

    If I had every single "football mind" telling me for years to be more physical, I would become more physical. Hoffman has all the tools in the world, but until he makes that change, his football career hangs in the balance.
    Come on Cody, find your mean side and live your NFL dream!

  • CT98 Saint George, UT
    Aug. 13, 2014 9:54 p.m.

    Best of Luck to Cody. He deserves success at the next level. I loved his gutsy play at BYU.

  • Schnee Salt Lake City, UT
    Aug. 13, 2014 9:07 p.m.

    BYU and Utah both average around upper 20s in sagarin rankings the past decade despite consistently being around 60th in recruiting. They're both fantastic identifiers and developers of talent.

  • SLCWatch Salt Lake City, UT
    Aug. 13, 2014 7:48 p.m.

    One of the best things about Cody is that he was immersed in a culture that so many commenting here deride and he came out with a positive experience, praise for his experience, teammates and character. That last, character, is something very lacking in many here who hide their own short comings behind screen names.

  • janesmith123 Portland, OR
    Aug. 13, 2014 5:34 p.m.

    @Eddie, actually, my brother was college roommates with Bronco and they have remained friends. My brother also lived (at the time Cody was in High School) in Cody's hometown - Crescent City CA. When he found out Cody wasn't getting any other offers, he took tapes to Bronco and the rest is history. I'm thankful my brother recognized the great talent and hard worker that Cody is! He is very proud of him. We are all hoping the Redskins will also see his great potential!

  • Eddie Syracuse, UT
    Aug. 13, 2014 4:39 p.m.

    I think it just shows that BYU is much better at developing/recognizing talent than any other team in the inter mountain area.

  • Schnee Salt Lake City, UT
    Aug. 13, 2014 4:35 p.m.

    "Has Cody ever thought of joining the church? Do you think he'd like to learn more?"

    I'm not sure how one could go through 5 years at BYU without thinking about it at some point. I think if he did want to he'd have asked a teammate so he's probably just a very informed "I'm fine, thanks".

  • FT salt lake city, UT
    Aug. 13, 2014 3:28 p.m.

    Obviously a strong person with a lot of self confidence to not only survive but excel at BYU. BYU would be wise to use Cody as a recruiting tool to go after more diverse student athlete. BYU can't evolve and improve on the educational experience they offer without more students like Cody.

  • Utah'95 FPO, AE
    Aug. 13, 2014 3:24 p.m.

    Good luck, Cody!

  • hedgehog Ann Arbor, MI
    Aug. 13, 2014 2:51 p.m.

    Has Cody ever thought of joining the church? Do you think he'd like to learn more?

  • Big 12 Call Yet? Ogden, UT
    Aug. 13, 2014 2:06 p.m.

    He certainly showed he should have received some better college offers.

    Like Kaladin said, its too bad for him Bronco wanted a safety trying to throw him the ball.

    Aug. 13, 2014 2:00 p.m.

    Good luck to Cody.

    He certainly did well under difficult circumstances at BYU and I hope he does well in the NFL!

  • Kaladin Northern, CO
    Aug. 13, 2014 1:38 p.m.

    Big fan of Hoffman. What could he have done with a great QB his first couple of years? Class act guy. I look forward to a good NFL career out of him