Kody Case

Kody Case , WR, Illinois

  • Ht: 5’10”
  • Wt: 185 lbs.
  • Hometown:
    Lake City, IA
  • Born: September 11, 1998

Scouting Report: Dynamic receiver with return ability…at the Illinois Pro Day, ran a verified 4.38/4.42 in the forty-yard dash, 35 1/2” vertical jump, 10’7” broad jump, 4.18 short shuttle, 6.91 three-cone, and 16 reps of 225…makes contested catches…quick and explosive…prototype slot receiver…team leader…possesses intangibles of strong work ethic, high character and competitive toughness.


Pro Day (Illinois, 2023)

Career Summary

2022 SEASON (Illinois): Played in four games, primarily on special teams…two punt returns for 16 yards on the season. 

2021 SEASON (South Dakota): Competed in 10 of 12 games … caught 12 passes for 168 yards and a touchdown … caught three passes for 71 yards and hauled in a 21-yard touchdown on the road at Missouri State in the Valley opener (9/25) … surpassed 1,000 yards receiving and led USD with 37 receiving yards in the season opener at Kansas (9/3) … MVFC honor roll member. 

2020 SEASON (South Dakota): Season was reduced to four games in the spring due to COVID-19 … did not compete in those four games, but was not charged a year of eligibility due to NCAA rules related to the pandemic … MVFC President’s Council Academic Award honoree … MVFC Commissioner’s Academic Excellence Award … MVFC Honor Roll member. 

2019 SEASON (South Dakota): Tied a USD single-game record with 11 catches and had a career-high 144 yards and two touchdowns in the season-opener against 25th-ranked Montana (8/31) … backed that up six catches for 68 yards and a touchdown in Norman, Oklahoma, against the fourth-ranked Sooners (9/7) … sustained an injury in that game, returned briefly for a game against Indiana St in early October but not again until a game against Southern Illinois on Oct. 26 … finished with five catches for 111 yards to help lead the Coyotes to a 24-21 win against SDSU on Senior Day (11/23) … was the team’s second-leading receiver with 396 yards and tied for third on the team in catches with 28 despite the shortened season. 

2018 SEASON (South Dakota): An injury postponed his season debut until week three at #13 Weber State (9/15) … sustained a separate injury in week four in the Valley opener and returned for the final two games of the season … can redshirt since he competed in four games or less … caught 17 passes for 163 yards … also returned three punts for 25 yards and two kickoffs for 29 yards … led the team with seven catches for 71 yards in a senior day victory against Western Illinois (11/10) … MVFC Honor Roll member.

2017 SEASON (South Dakota): One of seven true freshmen who competed for the Coyotes … competed in 12 of 13 games and earned three starts at wide receiver … was the team’s fourth-leading receiver with 430 yards on 25 catches and had a USD freshman-record five touchdowns … caught a 23-yard touchdown on the second play of his collegiate career … had three catches for 40 yards in his debut, a blowout win at Drake (9/2) … had three catches for a season-high 130 yards one week later in the team’s upset of FBS Bowling Green (9/9) … had a 72-yard touchdown grab early in that game that gave USD a 14-3 lead … returned punts and kickoffs throughout the first half of the season … averaged 17.7 yards on 13 kickoff returns with a long of 28 … averaged 9.1 yards on 15 punt returns with a long of 28 … MVFC Honor Roll member. 

High School: Two-time all-state for South Central Calhoun…2016 ELITE 24 all-state defensive back…Two-time District 7 Offensive MVP…2016 team captain…Holds school records for points (354), all-purpose yards (5,060), receiving yards (2,205) and receiving touchdowns (32)…120 receptions for 18.4 yards per catch…142 rushing attempts for 1,432 yards and 18 touchdowns…147 tackles and a school-record 13 interceptions…Iowa Shrine Bowl invite…Academic all-state…National Honor Society…Also a three-time all-conference basketball player and a track and field standout…Holds track school records in the 100 and in three relays.