• position Inside Linebacker
  • height 6-2
  • Weight 218
  • class Junior
  • Hometown Mayfield, Ky.
  • High school Graves County

2021 – Sophomore

  • Practiced with the team

2020 – Freshman

  • Practiced with the team
  • 2020-21 First-Year SEC Academic Honor Roll

High School

  • Ranked as one of the top 35 prospects in Kentucky for the class of 2020 by 247Sports
  • Four-year starter at Graves County High School
  • Coached by Nick Kemp
  • A four-time member of the All-Western Kentucky Conference Football First Team
  • Earned AP first-team All-State honors as a senior linebacker after totaling a team-high 139 tackles, including 55 solo … Also had 4.0 tackles for loss
  • His 11.6 tackles per game ranked sixth in the state in 2019
  • Owns Graves County’s career tackles record with 386
  • As a junior, led the team with 502 rushing yards and nine touchdowns as the starting running back
  • Named a second-team All-State performer by the Courier-Journal
  • Also participated in basketball as a freshman and sophomore and was on the track team as a junior and senior … His 100-meter time of 11.62 in 2019 ranks fourth in school history
  • Excelled in the classroom, graduating cum laude
  • A four-year member of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes and Future Farmers of America
  • Chose Kentucky over Air Force and Southern Illinois


  • Born in Mayfield, Kentucky
  • Son of Jason and Christina Goatley
  • Siblings are Cade and Carli
  • Comes from a family of athletes as father, Jason, and mother, Christina, both played basketball at Freed-Hardeman, and an uncle, Jody Goatley, played football at Purdue
  • Major is agricultural economics

Cody Says

  • His nickname is “Goat “
  • He chose Kentucky because of the staff and the program is about developing players
  • Other than playing in the NFL, his dream job is to own a business that trains athletes in speed and strength & conditioning
  • His sports hero is Luke Keuchly because he plays linebacker, is a fantastic leader, and has great knowledge for the game
  • Besides playing football he’s also good at duck hunting
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