Cody

Neer

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#35

Catcher
Other Position 1B
Height: 6'3"
Weight: 213
Year: Senior
City/State: Orlando, Fla.
High School: Edgewater
Other College: Univ. of Florida
Experience: 1 Letter

Bio

Honors & Awards

  • Big 12 Commissioner’s Honor Roll (Fall 2008)

2009 Outlook: One of the biggest holes to fill this spring comes behind the plate, where the Huskers look to replace two-year starter and All-Big 12 performer Mitch Abeita Senior Cody Neer is the leading candidate to fill the role, as he served as Abeita’s backup last season after spending a pair of years at the University of Florida Hit .234 with a homer and 22 RBIs in 34 contests, as he worked behind the plate and also at designated hitter and first base Progressed in a number of areas in the off-season, and was one of the Huskers’ top performers during fall drills Played for the Havasu (Ariz.) Heat over the summer, hitting .353 with 34 RBIs, 38 runs scored and 12 stolen bases in 39 contests, helping the Heat to a fourth-place showing at the National Baseball Congress  World Series in Wichita Embraced the challenge of being the every day catcher and has work hard to become a leader behind the plate, and coaches believe that will pay off in his first full year at NU Is highly motivated to put together a strong senior campaign.

2008: Neer provided a valuable bat from the right side after transferring from the University of Florida prior to the season Appeared in 45 contests, hitting .234 with a homer and 22 RBIs in 45 contests Showed his versatility by earning starts at first base, catcher and at designated hitter during the year Recorded eight multi-hit games on the season, highlighted by a 2-for-2 effort with a double and two RBIs in the series finale against UC Riverside on March 2, and ranked third on the squad with nine multi-RBI performances Went hitless in three at-bats against UC Irvine on May 31 in his only NCAA Lincoln Regional appearance Went 2-for-11 in the Big 12 Tournament, collecting both hits against Baylor on May 21 Finished Big 12 play with a .208 average in 20 games, but came through with one of the biggest hits of the year, a two-run ninth-inning single to spark NU’s five-run comeback in a 9-8 win over No. 9 Texas A&M on May 11 Went 3-for-10 in the doubleheader sweep of UL-Lafayette, including a 2-for-4 effort with a pair of RBIs in the opener Went 2-for-7 with a run scored in two games behind the plate against Western Illinois Was 2-for-5 with a pair of RBIs in a start behind the plate in the nightcap at Baylor on April 26 Had a season-high two doubles and drove in a pair of runs against Creighton on April 23 Was 3-for-11 with two RBIs and two runs scored in three starts at No. 21 Oklahoma State, driving in a pair of runs in the series finale Drove in two runs with a two-run single, going 1-for-4 in the series opener against Texas Tech on April 4 Belted his first homer of the season, a two-run shot, as he went 1-for-4 in the finale at No. 13 Texas on March 30 Drove in a season-high three RBIs, going 2-for-4 against Northern Colorado on March 25 Was 3-for-10 in the series sweep of Northern Colorado in early March, including a triple and a steal of home Went 5-for-13 in the series at Stanford, highlighted by a two-hit performance in the season opener on Feb. 22.

University of Florida/Edgewater High School: Neer saw extensive action for the Gators in 2007, hitting .271 with five homers, 33 RBIs and 29 runs scored in 51 contests Saw time at first base and designated hitter as a sophomore, making 36 starts behind the plate Led UF with 12 doubles and hit .310 with 18 RBIs in SEC contests His best performance of the year came in the Gators’ series opener against Alabama, going 3-for-4 with two homers and three RBIs in a 6-2 win Enjoyed his best SEC series against South Carolina, where he went 6-for-13, including a 3-for-3 effort in the opener with a three-run walk-off homer the following day to help Florida overcome an 8-6 deficit Played in 15 games as a true freshman in 2006, batting .154 with three RBIs Was a four-year letterwinner for Coach Chip Gierke at Edgewater High School Collected first-team All-Class 6A honors as a senior, leading the state with a .528 average, eight homers and 42 RBIs Rated as one of the top catchers in the country by both Team One Baseball and Perfect Game USA Drove in 50 runs as a junior, while hitting .320 with 25 walks Earned second-team all-state honors as a sophomore after hitting .542 with nine homers and 43 RBIs Also competed in basketball, football and soccer in high school.

Personal: Born on Sept. 12, 1986, in Orlando, Fla. Parents are David and Melody Neer Has two sisters (Stephanie and Erin) and two brothers (David and Jeremy) Majors in history at NU and carries a 3.22 GPA entering the spring semester.

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