Born: March 29, 1992 – Brea, California
2019: Years as a Lion: 2nd Years in CFL: 5th Status: International
Career Games: 44 Playoffs: 2 Grey Cup: 1 (2017 w/TOR)
Cody signed as a free agent with the Lions on February 15, 2018.
2018: Cody was a welcome addition to the Lions’ quarterback room during his first season with the club, proving to be a cerebral and athletic quarterback. He completed 14 of his 20 pass attempts for 153 yards and one touchdown across 18 games. Cody also served as the Leos’ short yardage quarterback and ran for 108 yards on 42 carries with five touchdowns. The former University of Nevada star dressed for the East Division Semi-Final against the Hamilton Tiger-Cats, rushing once for zero yards.
2017: Cody dressed in all 18 regular season games for the Toronto Argonauts, connecting on 18-of-30 passes for 154 yards and a pair of scores. The versatile athlete also ran for 240 yards on 59 carries and crossed the goal line five times. Fajardo scored a rushing touchdown in the East Final for Toronto and was also active in the Argos’ Grey Cup win over the Calgary Stampeders, carrying the rock two times for three yards.
2016: Fajardo completed 11-of-18 passes for 107 yards and two touchdowns through eight games. He also added 89 yards and three touchdowns on 21 carries in his second season in Toronto.
2015: Cody signed as a free agent with the Oakland Raiders on May 8 and spent training camp with the Silver and Black. The Toronto Argonauts signed him as a free agent on October 8.
2010-2014: Cody played 41 games in four seasons at the University of Nevada and became just the second player in FBS history to reach 9,000 yards passing and 3,000 yards rushing in career, joining Nevada alumni Colin Kaepernick. As a senior, he completed 225-of-376 passes for 2,374 yards and 18 touchdowns while rushing 164 times for 997 yards and 14 touchdowns. In 2014, he broke the school record for career completions while improving to second in career total offence and he also set the record for most 100-yard rushing games by a QB in the Mountain West. Fajardo was named second-team All-Mountain West in 2012 and the Western Athletic Conference’s Freshman of the year in 2011.
Cody attended Servitte High School in Anaheim, California where he was a member of the honour roll and a three-year letterman in football. He was part of four league championships and led his team to the state championship as a senior. Cody majored in business management at Nevada. Fajardo’s father, Tim, played football at Texas Tech while his grandfather, George, played his college ball at Colorado. Cody was part of a reality TV show called “The Ride”.