18  Cory Giddings
Cory Giddings


Ocean, N.J.

High School:
Ocean Township

Height / Weight:
5-11 / 190


Health Science

2009: Started all nine games in which he appeared ... started games at strong safety (8) and corner back (1) ... second on the team with a pair of interceptions ... 36 tackles for the season ... intercepted a pass in the season opener for a second straight season at Hofstra (9/5) ... five tackles and a pass break up at Massachusetts (9/26) ... ran back his second interception of the season 63 yards for a score in the win vs. Presbyterian (10/3) ... six solo stops at North Dakota (10/10) ... career-best 10 tackles in the victory at VMI (10/17) ... total of nine stops over his last three games, including tackles for a loss against both Coastal Carolina (10/24) and Liberty (11/21).

2008: Started all eight games in which he appeared at safety ... second on the team with a pair of interceptions ... picked off his first pass of the season in the opener against Colgate (8/30) ... five solo tackles at Brown (9/20) ... also had his second interception of the season against the Bears, returning it 19 yards for a touchdown ... season-high six tackles and fumble recovery that led to a touchdown at Coastal Carolina (10/25) ... four tackles, including a 10-yard sack, vs. Gardner-Webb (11/1) ... another four stops in the season finale against VMI (11/15).

2007: Started every game at cornerback for a second straight year ... ranked among the top-10 on the team with 37 tackles ... one interception, three passes broken up and a fumble recovery ... five stops in the season-opener vs. Georgetown (9/1) ... five tackles and a pair of pass break-ups vs. Monmouth (9/21) ... season-high six tackles and an interception at Hofstra (9/29) ... returned the pick 41 yards, setting up a Seawolf touchdown ... three tackles and a fumble recovery at Elon (11/17).

2006: Starter in his first season at Stony Brook at cornerback ... made 39 tackles, picked off a pair of passes and recovered three fumbles ... recovered three fumbles vs. Albany (10/7), two in the second quarter that he returned seven and 34 yards for scores ... season-high eight tackles and one interception at St. Francis (Pa.) (10/14) ... returned a blocked PAT in that game for a two-point score ... 44-yard interception return against Sacred Heart (10/21) set up an SBU touchdown ... seven tackles at Central Connecticut State (11/11).

High School: A 2006 graduate of Ocean Township High School in Oakhurst, New Jersey ... two-time letterwinner in football for the Spartans ... second team all-state as a senior when he had three interceptions and 11 pass break-ups ... All-Shore as a senior ... two-time all-conference pick ... also lettered in basketball and baseball ... Honor Roll student.

Personal: Born Cory N. Giddings on November 26, 1987 in Long Branch, New Jersey ... son of Roger and Alma Giddings ... one brother ... majoring in health science.