|25 Cody Fuller
Ended the 2004 season as one of the best defensive outfielders in the Big 12 Conference and had several ESPN style "Diamond Gems"...in his third season with the Red Raiders, Fuller emerged as one of the team leaders and will be counted on in that same role in 2005...hit .302 on the year in 52 starts and had 54 hits, 11 doubles, one triple, two home runs, 44 RBI and was second on the team with 27 stolen bases...the biggest hit of the season came in the top of the ninth inning on May 16 when he connected on his first career grand slam that gave Tech the lead over Oklahoma State...the Red Raiders scored nine runs in that inning to defeat the Cowboys and the grand slam by Fuller was the first of his career...had one game winning hit on the year against Baylor (5/21) when he laced an RBI single in the bottom of the ninth...was one of Tech's top hitters in Big 12 play as he finished with a .346 batting average in league games along with five doubles, 25 RBI and 16 stolen bases...named Second Team All-Big 12 by Big12baseball.com
Made 45 starts on the year with most coming in center field..finished the year with a batting average of .326 that included 62 hits...picked up eight doubles, two triples and two home runs...BIG 12...Hit .295 in league play and made 24 starts in the outfield...tallied four doubles, two home runs and nine RBI...Started all three games of the series with New Mexico and hit .400 (2-of-5)...went 3-for-7 at the plate with one start against San Diego in the three-game series...hit .444 (4-of-9) against San Francisco after making two starts in the three-game set...led all Tech hitters in the weekend series against TCU by going 5-for-12 at the plate (.417) with two runs scored and an RBI...finished the series with Northern Iowa going 6-of-16 at the plate with a .375 batting average and three RBI...had a stellar series against Texas A&M both offensively and defensively...hit .455 (6-of-13) and made two outstanding catches in center field to help lead Tech to the series win....hit his the first home run of his career against Kansas on April 13...hit his second home run of the year against Kansas State on April 18...went 5-for-11 (.455) against the Wildcats....hit .429 against Wofford in the three-game series and picked up eight RBI.
Finished the season with a batting average of .387 with six RBI, 11 runs and one triple...established himself as one of Tech's top outfielders by the end of the season...2002 RECAP...came in as a pinch hitter in the final game of the BYU series (1/26) and hit a line-drive single to center field and scored a run to help pad Tech's lead...got a hit in a pinch hit appearance against New Mexico on Feb. 4... made back-to-back starts against TCU and Southwest Texas in the Lone Star Classic as the designated hitter...saw his only action of the Seton Hall series in the final game playing in left field but went 0-for-2 at the plate...got a base hit as a pinch hitter in the top of the ninth against Nebraska in the first game of a doubleheader on March 23...laced a triple in a pinch hit performance against Texas-Pan American on May 10.
Played both football and baseball at Smithson Valley High School in Smithson Valley, Texas...his senior year he led his baseball team to the state semifinals setting a school record for wins in a single season (27) and giving the school its first-ever Final Four appearance...hit .425 over four years and set a new school record for hits and steals in a single season...as a football player he picked up 83 receptions for 1,325 yards and 17 touchdowns as a senior
Cody Fuller ... born September 19, 1982, in San Antonio, Texas ... son of Cindy and Kenny Fuller ... has two younger brothers Lance (19 and currently on the Tech football team) and Clay (17) ... father played football at Tech ... had an uncle who played football at SMU and another who played basketball at Texas A&I.
GETTING TO KNOW CODY
Favorite Television Show: Sportscenter
Favorite Televsion Channel: ESPN
Favorite Movie: Braveheart
Favorite Food: Steak
Favorite Actor: Mel Gibson
Favorite Actress: Julia Roberts
Favorite Singer/Musical Group: George Strait
Favorite Major Leaguer: Ichiro Suzuki
Favorite Major League Team: Atlanta Braves
Favorite Sportscaster: Dan Patrick
Started Playing Baseball At Age: 5