Newly inducted FSU Athletics Hall of Famers, All-Americans and NFL veterans Pat Carter and Tay Cody, will be the opening game Sod Cemetery "SodTalk Legends" on Saturday, September 5th at 6:30 p.m., 90 minutes before the Noles kickoff the 2015 season against Texas State.
Pat Carter was an All-American tight end for the Seminoles and a leader of the 1987 team that finished 11-1 ranked No. 2 and began a run of 14 consecutive Top 5 finishes. He was a second round NFL draft pick, playing 11 seasons in the NFL with the Lions, Rams, Oilers, and Cardinals.
Tay Cody was Consensus All-American cornerback in 2000 and a key defensive starter on the 1999 National Championship team. He was a third round NFL draft pick, playing three seasons with the Chargers and three more seasons in the CFL.
Tay Cody Picks Off Jesse Palmer and Rex Grossman in the Same Game (Full Game)
Tay Cody Lays the Boom
Pat Carter and Tay Cody will be available for autographs following SodTalk.
Located in the Sod Cemetery Plaza (between the Bowden Statute and Dick Howser) and sometimes shamelessly imitated but never duplicated, the Sod Cemetery is in its 54th season of celebrating momentous FSU football road victories.
Now in its second season, SodTalk (sponsored by the Tallahassee Democrat) enhances, preserves, and celebrates Florida State's tradition of away game excellence by bringing Seminole Legends to the Sod Cemetery for a discussion about historic victories and unforgettable moments in Florida State Football history. Last season, SodTalk Legends included, Charlie Ward (video below), Derrick Brooks, Ron Sellers, and Peter Boulware.