2015: Temple figures to see key playing time at nose tackle as a senior in 2015.
2014: Temple served as the backup nose tackle and played on special teams as a junior in 2014. Overall in 2014 while appearing in all 13 games, he had 10 tackles, including 3 for losses (with 2 sacks). He had a sack against Fresno State, 2 tackles against both Boston College and Arizona State, 2 tackles (1 for a loss) against Colorado, a tackle at Utah and a sack among his 2 tackles against Nebraska. He was limited in 2014 spring practice while recovering from a 2013 ankle injury.
2013: Temple, who missed most of 2012 with an injury, was a reserve defensive tackle as a sophomore in 2013. He saw brief action in 7 games in 2013 (Boston College, Arizona State, Arizona, Notre Dame, Utah, Oregon State, Fresno State), but did not make a tackle. He suffered a foot injury in 2013 fall camp and missed the Hawaii opener. He then suffered an ankle injury prior to the California game and missed that game. He was slowed early in 2013 spring practice after having 2012 ankle surgery.
2012: Temple was switched from center to defensive tackle in the spring of 2012, but did not see any action as a redshirt freshman in 2012. He had ankle surgery prior to the Colorado game and was sidelined the rest of the season. He missed part of 2012 spring practice after having ankle surgery.
2011: Temple redshirted as a freshman center in 2011, his first year at USC.
HIGH SCHOOL: His 2010 honors included Cal-Hi Sports All-State third team, Super Prep All-Farwest and All-Southwest Yosemite League first team as a senior offensive and defensive lineman at Liberty High in Bakersfield (Calif.). He had 95 tackles, with 2 sacks, plus 7 fumble recoveries and 5 forced fumbles in 2010.
As a junior in 2009, he made Cal-Hi Sports All-State Underclass second team while getting 102 tackles, with 7 sacks.
He also was a shot putter (best of 57-5 1/4) and discus thrower (best of 171-5) at Liberty (at the 2010 CIF Central Section Masters Meet, he was third in the shot and fifth in the discus).
PERSONAL: He is a sociology major at USC. He wears his hair long in tribute to his grandmother, a high school teammate and others who have been afflicted with cancer.
GAME-BY-GAME WITH CODY TEMPLE