Apr 29, 2013
THESPECTRUM.COM | Larsen signs with Raiders
CEDAR CITY — Southern Utah defensive lineman Cody Larsen has signed a free-agent contract with the Oakland Raiders. Larsen earned All-America honors from the Associated Press (second-team), was named to the Fabulous-50 by the College Sporting News, and received honorable mention All-American honors from the College Sports Journal following the 2012 season.
A first-team all-Big Sky performer in 2012, Larsen was also a two-time all-conference honoree in the Great West Conference, including first-team recognition in 2011 and second-team honors in 2010. Larsen tallied 48 tackles in 2012 playing primarily at defensive tackle. He notched a team-high 14 tackles-for-loss — including 6.5 sacks (which ranked second on the team) — led the Thunderbirds with eight quarterback hurries, co-led the team with two fumbles recovered and was second on the squad with three fumbles forced.
**Note: While this news is exciting, it is important to note that Cody has been invited to a mini rookie camp with the Oakland Raiders. Only after the tryout will we know he is "IN" the NFL.