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Cory Macon
24  Cory Macon
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Anchorage, Alaska

High School:
East Anchorage

Height / Weight:
6-6 / 231

Position:
DE

Experience:
2L

2009 (Junior): Played in 10 games at defensive end, with nine starts...Collected 35 tackles (14 solo), five for loss, including 2½ sacks...In landmark 23-17 win at Colorado (Sept. 6), made his first career start...One week later, in 24-23 win vs. Weber State (Sept. 12), steamrolled a RB to notch his first career sack, sharing the third-quarter takedown of Cameron Higgins with James Morehead; combined again with Morehead on the next play to hold RB Treyvn Smith to 1 yard as the Rams held WSU to a long field-goal attempt...Then, in subsequent series of Wildcats contest, picked up a hurry on an incomplete pass...Played but didn't start 35-20 win vs. Nevada (Sept. 19) after sustaining a hip injury during the practice week...Returned to starting lineup in conference-opening loss at No. 19 BYU (Sept. 26)...In bitter 31-29 loss at Idaho (Oct. 3), flashed through a hole to sack Nathan Enderle on the last play of the first half, ensuring no chance of a successful Hail Mary...In 24-17 loss vs. Utah (Oct. 10), blasted through the Utes' O-line to sack Terrance Cain early in the fourth quarter, part of his career-best nine tackles...Missed the loss vs. San Diego State (Oct. 24), sidelined by illness...Returned to action to start loss vs. Air Force (Oct. 31) and had seven stops, including a second-quarter tackle for loss...Injured in an auto accident (back) during the bye weekend, practiced once leading up to the New Mexico contest (Nov. 21) but did not play...Rejoined lineup in 17-16 loss vs. Wyoming (Nov. 27), and combined to drop Alvester Alexander for a 2-yard loss, forcing an eventual second-quarter punt.

2008 (Sophomore): Played in 12 games, including the New Mexico Bowl (Dec. 20), as a reserve on the defensive line...Had 19 tackles (nine solo), ½ tackle for loss and two passes broken up...Saw extensive playing time in conference-opening win vs. UNLV (Oct. 4), playing against two of his Alaska high school teammates; reached to deflect an Omar Clayton pass late in third quarter; later, kept power back Frank Summers out of the end zone with a goal-line tackle...Sustained a head injury vs. TCU (Oct. 11) and did not play the following week at Utah (Oct. 18)...Played extensively at Air Force (Nov. 8) and posted eight stops.

2007 (Freshman): Played in just three games as a redshirt freshman on a defensive line stacked with seniors...Saw action at TCU (Sept. 29) at UNLV (Oct. 20), and vs. Utah (Oct. 27), recording two total tackles (both solo) on the year.
2006: Redshirted as a true freshman in his first season of college eligibility.

High School: Regarded as the finest prep player in the state as a senior at Anchorage (Alaska) East High School...Played tight end and linebacker...Led his team to the state championship as a senior...As a tight end, caught 38 passes for 619 yards and three touchdowns...Also scored three touchdowns as a result of defensive plays...Credited with 117 unassisted tackles in 2005...First-team all-conference and all-state as a junior and senior...Also lettered in track and basketball, where he was a team MVP and earned all-state recognition on two occasions...Head football coach was Roger Stackman.

Personal: Given name Cordell Gerace Macon...Born Oct. 28, 1987, in Anchorage, Alaska...Son of Gerald and Cina Macon...Has two sisters and one brother...Brother, Gerald, played basketball at Indiana University of Pennsylvania (IUP); sister, Tencia, played basketball at both San Jose State and Alaska-Anchorage...Helped members of the Boys and Girls Club of Larimer County with homework and reading, and also participated in the club's sports programs in March before the '10 season...A liberal arts major... Hometown: Anchorage, Alaska.

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