Kody Case , WR, Illinois
- Ht: 5’10”
- Wt: 185 lbs.
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)
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.