TULANE: A returning letterwinner... enters fall drills as the backup at fullback.
2007 (FRESHMAN): Played in nine games and earned two starts... earned his first collegiate start at SMU and also started at Rice... carried the ball twice for eight yards with both carries coming at SMU... caught his lone pass of the year at Rice for six yards.
HIGH SCHOOL: A four-starter letterman at Cedar Creek High where he saw time at fullback, defensive end and linebacker for coach Corwyn Aldredge... helped lead the Cougars to a combined 26-8 record and trips to the state playoffs over his final three prep seasons... finished high school career seventh in Cedar Creek history in rushing and scoring after galloping for 2,072 yards on 286 carries, scored 28 touchdowns on the ground, one through the air and five two-point conversions... earned all-state and first-team all-Lincoln Parish and all-District 2-1A honors as a running back and academic all-district honors his final two prep seasons... as a senior, earned USAA National Football Award and was named News Star all-Northeast Louisiana, second-team all-state as a running back, honorable-mention all-district academic all-state and composite academic all-state... as a junior, tabbed team offensive MVP, second-team all-district and honorable-mention all-state... also lettered in track and basketball.
PERSONAL: Undecided on a major... born Cody Garrett Blackwelder on October 2, 1988, in Shreveport, La... one of three children of Mark and Joanna Blackwelder... his father played football at Northeast Louisiana.
Blackwelder's Career Rushing Stats Year G/GS No. Yds. Yd/C Yd/Gm TD LP/Opp. 2007 9/2 2 8 4.0 0.9 0 4/SMU
Blackwelder's Career Receiving Stats Year G/GS No. Yds. Yd/C Yd/Gm TD LP/Opp. 2007 9/2 1 6 6.0 0.7 0 6/Rice