Former MGCCC Bulldogs play in Super Bowl 47

January 29, 2013
Tramaine Brock (left) and Terrence Cody in action for MGCCC during the 2007 season.

Tramaine Brock (left) and Terrence Cody in action for MGCCC during the 2007 season.

In 2007, Tramaine Brock and Terrence Cody helped lead MGCCC to a perfect 12-0 record and an NJCAA national championship.

A little more than five years later, Brock and Cody suited up on opposing sides of the field at Super Bowl 47 in New Orleans on February 3.

Brock, a Long Beach native, is in his third season at defensive back with the San Francisco 49ers, while Cody is in his third season at nose guard for Super Bowl winner Baltimore Ravens.

Both players began their college careers at MGCCC.

“It’s definitely special,” says Steve Campbell, MGCCC head football coach. He and longtime Bulldog defensive coaches Steve Davis and Stevon Moore coached Brock and Cody for two years and took their raw talent and molded both of them into top college prospects. “We had no idea what we had when we got T.C. We knew he was strong and athletic. He came onto the junior-college scene and blossomed as a sophomore.”

Cody was an NJCAA All-American in 2007 and then helped Nick Saban and Alabama when a national championship. By that time, the 6-4, 349-pounder was a Crimson Tide folk hero of sorts known as “Mount Cody.” Baltimore drafted him in the second round (57th overall) of the 2010 NFL Draft.

Meanwhile, Brock’s road to the NFL’S promised land took a different route. After intercepting seven passes for MGCCC during the 2007 NJCAA-championship run, he transferred to the University of Minnesota and played there as a junior. He then returned to Mississippi, playing his senior season at Belhaven College in Jackson.

“Tramaine was a huge part of that 2007 team,” Campbell says. “His work ethic back then helped him get to the next level, and that same desire to compete at a high level has helped him play for a team that’s going to the Super Bowl.”

Brock earned that chance after signing as an undrafted free agent with San Francisco in 2010. According to the 49ers’ media guide, Brock became the first undrafted rookie free agent to make the team’s opening-day roster in 2010 in five years. Brock, Cody and current Buffalo Bills linebacker Chris White were all part of the Bulldogs’ 2007 defensive squad.

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