Cody Carlson

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Cody Carlson
No. 14
Position: Quarterback
Personal information
Born: (1963-11-05) November 5, 1963 (age 54)
Dallas, Texas
Height: 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Weight: 202 lb (92 kg)
Career information
High school: San Antonio (TX) Churchill
College: Baylor
NFL Draft: 1987 / Round: 3 / Pick: 64
Career history
Career NFL statistics
TD–INT: 21–28
Passing yards: 4,469
Rating: 70.0
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Player stats at PFR

Matthew Cody Carlson (born November 5, 1963) is a former professional American football player who was selected by the Houston Oilers in the 3rd round of the 1987 NFL Draft. A 6'3", 200-lb. quarterback from Baylor University, Carlson played in seven NFL seasons and his entire career with the Oilers from 1988 to 1994. His nickname while with the Oilers was Commander Cody.

NFL career[edit]

Carlson began his career as a backup to Warren Moon, and his most productive season was during the 1992 season due to Moon getting injured, when he passed for 1,710 yards in 11 games (6 starts). Overall, he posted a 10–4 record as a starter during his years as Moon's backup. Moon departed after the 1993 season with Carlson named as his starting replacement. However, he lasted only five games into the 1994 season, posting a 1–4 record and 44.7 completion percentage before he suffered an injury and missed the remainder of the year. The Oilers ended the season with a franchise-worst 2-14 record. The coaching change in the middle of the 1994 season signaled a new direction for the Oilers, and, with Carlson coming off his injury, the team opted to let him go. He retired after the 1994 NFL season.

He now lives in Austin, Texas.

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