Cody Moon Season 2024

Weight240 lbs
HometownAlbuquerque, N.M.
Previous SchoolNew Mexico

* 2022 Honorable Mention All-Mountain West

Joined the Aztecs in the spring after spending three seasons at New Mexico from 2020-22, which plays the same 3-3-5 defense as the Aztecs ... A quick-twitch linebacker who is seemingly always around the ball ... Was an honorable-mention all-Mountain West selection with the Lobos in 2022 ... A former walk-on, who earned a scholarship following the 2022 spring season ... Enters his first year with SDSU as the backup to Vai Kaho at ‘Will’ linebacker.

Was named to the Bronko Nagurski Trophy Watch List for the best defensive player in college football ... Was named a preseason first-team all-Mountain West selection by the league’s media, Phil Steele Magazine, Athlon Sports and Sports Info Solutions, and a second-team pick by Pro Football Focus and Lindy’s Sports ... Played all 12 games with five starts ... Tied for the team lead with 66 tackles (29 solo) ... Had 1.0 tackles for loss for a total of three yards ... Also has nine quarterback hurries and two pass breakups ... Made his first game as an Aztec a good one, being named the Mountain West Defensive Player of the Week on Aug. 28 for his play against Ohio on Aug. 26, recording a team-high 12 tackles (seven solo) with a pass breakup and a quarterback hurry ... The 12 tackles were two more than the next two Aztecs combined ... It was his fifth career double-digit tackle game and third over his last four games ... Also had a pass breakup and two quarterback hurries ... Played 60 snaps on defense overall ...  Made his second straight start as an Aztec vs. Idaho State on Sept. 2, playing 48 defensive snaps ... Logged two solo tackles and added a quarterback hurry ... Played 44 snaps off the bench against UCLA on Sept. 9, recording one tackle ... Returned to the starting lineup at No. 16/17 Oregon State ... Totaled five tackles (one solo) on 48 snaps ... Added a season high three quarterback hurries ... Came off the bench for 27 defensive snaps in the conference opener against Boise State on Sept. 22 ... Recorded one solo tackle ... Came off the bench at Air Force on Sept. 30 ... In just 29 snaps, recorded eight tackles (three solo) ... Was second on the team in total tackles ... Recorded four tackles (three solo) coming off the bench at Hawai’i on Oct. 14 ... Led the team in tackles against Nevada on Oct. 21 ... Totaled eight tackles (two solo) for his second time leading the team this season ... Also recorded his first 0.5 tackles for loss as an Aztec ... Added his seventh quarterback hurry of the season ... Returned to the starting lineup against Utah State on Nov. 4 ... Recorded a team-high 14 tackles (nine solo), his third time leading the team this season ... The 14 also marks a season-best and matches his career-best ... Also matched his season-high with 0.5 tackles for loss ... Added two quarterback huries ... Finished tied for second on the team in tackles at Colorado State on Nov. 11 ... Had nine tackles (two solo) on the night as well as his second pass breakup of the season ... Played 23 defensive snaps at San Jose State on Nov. 18 ... Had just one assisted tackle ... Had one tackle in the season finale against Fresno State on Nov. 25.

AT NEW MEXICO (2020-22)
Spent the last three seasons with the Lobos, who run the same 3-3-5 defense as the Aztecs ... Totaled 149 tackles (69 solo) over the last two years after redshirting in 2020, including 11 tackles for loss, five sacks, one forced fumble, one interception and six pass breakups ... Was an honorable-mention all-MW selection in 2022, registering team highs of 105 tackles, 9.5 tackles for loss and 4.5 sacks ... As a redshirt freshman in 2021, he had 44 tackles, 0.5 sacks, 1.5 tackles for loss, an interception, a pass breakup and a fumble recovery ... In two career games against SDSU, he compiled 21 tackles, including 13 last year in the November meeting in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Lettered in football and baseball at Volcano Vista High School ... Recorded 61 tackles as a senior with nine tackles for loss and three sacks ... also caught three passes on offense, including a touchdown.

Born on April 24, 2002.

Tackles: 14 vs. Utah State (11/4/23), at Air Force (11/12/22)
Sacks: 2.0 vs. UTEP (9/17/22)
Tackles For Loss: 2, four times
Interceptions: 1 vs. New Mexico State (9/11/22)
Pass Breakups: 2 vs. New Mexico State (9/11/22)
Forced Fumbles: 1 at Colorado State (11/25/22)