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Kody Bliss

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Kody Bliss
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Bliss before the 2007 AT&T Cotton Bowl Classic
Position:Punter
Personal information
Born: (1985-02-21) February 21, 1985 (age 34)
Enid, Oklahoma
Height:5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Weight:177 lb (80 kg)
Career information
High school:Brentwood Academy
(Brentwood, Tennessee)
College:Auburn
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only

Kody Andrew Bliss (born February 21, 1985) is a former American football punter. He attended Brentwood Academy in Brentwood, Tennessee before signing in 2003 to play collegiately at Auburn University.[1] He currently attends the University of Alabama School of Medicine training to become a physician.

College career[edit | edit source]

While at Auburn, Bliss was on the Ray Guy Award watchlist in 2006, his senior year.[2] During that season, he led the Southeastern Conference with 46.1 yards per punt and also had 12 downed inside the 20-yard line. This performance earned him second team All-SEC honors from the AP and the SEC Coaches.[3][4] He also finished first-team all-SEC in 2005.[5] He also earned SEC Special Teams Player of the Week against LSU.[6]

During his career at Auburn, Bliss totalled 202 punts for 8,861 yards. He finished with a 43.9 yard per punt average, the highest average in Auburn's history at the time and only passed in 2018 by Arryn Siposs.[7] Bliss' career long was a 71 yard boot versus Tulane, but he had punts of over 60 yards in all four seasons.

DraftShowcase.com ranked Bliss as the second best punter available for the 2007 NFL Draft,[8] while Scout.com have him as the 4th overall.[9] After a strong showing in the 82nd annual East-West Shrine Game, USA Today wrote that "Bliss can punt long, high and with accuracy. If any punter is selected in this draft, Bliss is among the first three with a chance".

Pro career[edit | edit source]

CFL[edit | edit source]

Despite the ratings, Bliss went undrafted by the NFL and subsequently signed with the Canadian Football League's Edmonton Eskimos.[10] Bliss was ultimately unable to unseat longtime Eskimos veteran and native-Canadian Sean Fleming to make the roster and was released on June 23, 2007.

AAFL[edit | edit source]

Bliss was among those protected by the All American Football League's Team Alabama.

Personal life[edit | edit source]

Bliss was among the inaugural class of 345 inductees into the National Football Foundation's National Honor Society, a recognition program for players who excel both on the field and in the classroom.[11] Bliss graduated with a degree in marketing and earned a 3.45 cumulative GPA.[12]

In 2017, Bliss began a medical residency in Emergency Medicine at OLOLRMC-LSUHSC in Baton Rouge, LA.[citation needed]

See also[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/33063702/auburn_has_two_legs_up/
  2. "Kody Bliss Named To Ray Guy Award Watch List". Auburn Athletic Department. 2006-09-12. Retrieved 2007-07-19.
  3. http://www.espn.com/espn/wire?id=2686391
  4. https://georgiadogs.com/news/2006/12/5/2006_All_SEC_Football_Teams_Announced.aspx
  5. https://www.walb.com/story/4209650/2005-ap-all-sec-football-team/
  6. Caldwell, Jason (2006-09-18). "Bliss Earns SEC Special Teams Honor". Inside the Auburn Tigers/Scout.com. Archived from the original on 2011-07-16. Retrieved 2007-07-19.
  7. https://www.sports-reference.com/cfb/schools/auburn/punting.html
  8. Trieu, Allen (2006-08-05). "NFL Draft Showcase – 2007 Punters". Archived from the original on 2007-06-24. Retrieved 2007-07-19.
  9. "2007 Scout.com NFL Draft Rankings". Scout.com. Archived from the original on October 26, 2015. Retrieved 2007-07-19.
  10. "Esks bring in import kicker/punter". Archived from the original on 2007-09-27. Retrieved 2007-06-07.
  11. "NFF Announces Inaugural National Honor Society". National Football Foundation. 2007-04-25. Retrieved 2007-07-18.
  12. "Former Tigers Bliss, Dede And Herring Named To National Football Foundation's Inaugural National Honor Society". Auburn Athletic Department. 2007-05-14. Retrieved 2007-07-19.[dead link]

External links[edit | edit source]


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