Ravens Cody tackles stamina in NFL debut

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BALTIMORE (AP) - Baltimore Ravens defensive tackle Terrence Cody
put his stamina and run-stopping ability on full display during his
unofficial NFL debut.

In a preseason game against Carolina on Thursday night, the
6-foot-4, 350-pound rookie played into the third quarter and
finished with four tackles and an assist in hot, humid weather.

Drafted out of out Alabama in the second round with the 57th
overall pick, Cody created a stir at training camp when he twice
failed the conditioning test. He passed on the third try, then
earned the nickname "Cheeseburger" from teammate Haloti Ngata
during his first practice.

All that was forgotten after Baltimore's 17-9 victory.

Perhaps the only flaw of his performance was a false-start call
when he lined up as a fullback.

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