Cody Schrader

American football player (born 1999)

American football player
Cody Schrader
No. 38 – San Francisco 49ers
Position:Running back
Personal information
Born: (1999-09-08) September 8, 1999 (age 24)
St. Louis, Missouri, U.S.
Height:5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
Weight:214 lb (97 kg)
Career information
High school:Lutheran South (St. Louis, Missouri)
College:Truman (2018–2021)
Missouri (2022–2023)
Career history
  • San Francisco 49ers (2024–present)
Roster status:Active
Career highlights and awards
  • Burlsworth Trophy (2023)
  • Consensus All-American (2023)
  • First-team All-SEC (2023)
  • GLVC Co-Offensive Player of the Year (2021)
  • 2× First-team All-GLVC (2020, 2021)
  • Second-team All-GLVC (2019)

Cody Schrader (born September 8, 1999) is an American football running back for the San Francisco 49ers of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Truman and Missouri.

Early life and high school

Schrader was born in St. Louis, Missouri where he would attend high school at Lutheran South. In his high school career, Schrader would rush for 6,759 rushing yards and 99 touchdowns.[1] Schrader would receive many honors, including four-time all-conference running back and linebacker, three-time all-conference player of the year, two-time second-team all-state, and first-team all-state in his senior year. Schrader decided to attend Truman State University to play Division II football.[2] Schrader would also set 17 program records including touchdowns, rushing attempts, rushing yards, total yards and total points in a single game, season, career, and tackles in a season and a career.[3]

College career


In the 2021 season, Schrader had a breakout season where he rushed for 2,074 yards and 25 touchdowns while averaging 6.9 yards per carry, leading Division II football in rushing.[4] For his performance on the year he was named the 2021 Great Lakes Valley Conference co-offensive player of the year.[5] After the conclusion of the 2021 season, Schrader would decide enter the transfer portal and to walk-on to the University of Missouri to continue out his college career and gain an opportunity to play Division I football.[6][7]

Schrader finished his career at Truman with 3,069 yards and 39 touchdowns on 479 carries, while also hauling in 60 receptions for 497 yards and two touchdowns.[8]


In Schrader's first game with Missouri in week one of the 2022 season, he rushed 17 times for 70 yards and a touchdown, in a win over Louisiana Tech.[9] Schrader would finish the 2022 season with 745 yards and nine touchdowns on 170 carries, while also bringing in 19 receptions for 137 yards.[10] Schrader would enter the 2023 season as a captain for the Missouri football team.[11] In week six of the 2023 season, Schrader rushed 14 times for 114 yards and three touchdowns, but the Tigers would fall 49-39 to LSU.[12] In week eight, Schrader totalled 170 yards and two touchdowns, as he helped the Tigers beat South Carolina.[13] For his performance on the week, Schrader was named the SEC Offensive Player of the Week.[14] In week nine against Tennessee, Schrader set an SEC record of becoming the first player to record 200 running yards and 100 receiving yards in a single game.[15] During the season, Missouri running back coach Curtis Luper compared him to NFL Hall of Famer Thurman Thomas, describing Schrader as a warrior.[3]

Schrader set the Missouri single season rushing record in a 14-3 victory against Ohio State in the Cotton Bowl. His 1,627 rushing yards surpassed former Tigers running back Tyler Badie.[16]

On January 4, 2024, Schrader declared for the 2024 NFL Draft.[17]

College statistics

Season Team Games Rushing Receiving
GP Att Yds Avg TD Rec Yds Avg TD
Truman Bulldogs
2018 Truman 1
2019 Truman 12 96 605 6.3 7 30 231 7.7 1
2020 Truman 4 83 405 4.9 7 8 52 6.5 0
2021 Truman 12 300 2,074 6.9 25 22 214 9.7 1
Missouri Tigers
2022 Missouri 13 170 745 4.4 9 29 137 7.2 0
2023 Missouri 13 276 1,627 5.8 14 22 191 8.7 0
Career 55 925 5,456 5.8 62 111 725 6.5 2

Professional career

Pre-draft measurables
Height Weight Arm length Hand span 40-yard dash 10-yard split 20-yard split 20-yard shuttle Three-cone drill Vertical jump Broad jump Bench press
5 ft 8+12 in
(1.74 m)
202 lb
(92 kg)
28+18 in
(0.71 m)
9+18 in
(0.23 m)
4.61 s 1.55 s 2.68 s 4.46 s 7.38 s 33.0 in
(0.84 m)
8 ft 10 in
(2.69 m)
20 reps
All values from NFL Combine/Pro Day[18][19]

Schrader was signed by the San Francisco 49ers as an undrafted free agent on May 10, 2024.[20]


  1. ^ Stahl, Matt. "How 'outlier' Cody Schrader went from overlooked D-II star to possible starter at Mizzou". Columbia Daily Tribune. Retrieved November 4, 2023.
  2. ^ "Cody Schrader". Truman State University Athletics. Retrieved November 4, 2023.
  3. ^ a b Feldman, Bruce (November 17, 2023). "A former DII star, Missouri's Cody Schrader gaining respect: 'A little Thurman Thomas in him'". The Athletic. Retrieved November 17, 2023.
  4. ^ Bromberg, Lila. "Mizzou Tigers football lands running back transfer who led Division II in rushing". The Kansas City Star. Retrieved November 4, 2023.
  5. ^ Van Doren, Kenny. "'That's my only reason to play football': Schrader not only playing for himself". Columbia Missourian. Retrieved November 4, 2023.
  6. ^ McAndrew, Calum. "From D-II transfer to starter, how Cody Schrader became Mizzou football's 'American Story'". St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Retrieved November 4, 2023.
  7. ^ Hochman, Benjamin. "Hochman: 'Proving myself right.' Mizzou's Cody Schrader, a STL native, leads SEC in rushing". Your Alaska Link. Retrieved November 4, 2023.
  8. ^ "Cody Schrader Stats". The Football Database. Retrieved November 4, 2023.
  9. ^ Kerkhoff, Blair. "Of all the Missouri Tigers' transfers, no one has made a jump like Cody Schrader". The Kansas City Star. Retrieved November 4, 2023.
  10. ^ "Cody Schrader 2022 Game Logs". Sports Reference. Retrieved November 4, 2023.
  11. ^ Miller, Corey. "Lutheran South grad Cody Schrader living out dream as Mizzou running back and captain". KDSK. Retrieved November 4, 2023.
  12. ^ Zenitz, Matt. "An update on injured Missouri standout running back Cody Schrader heading into matchup against No. 24 Kentucky". Retrieved November 4, 2023.
  13. ^ McAndrew, Calum. "Inside the long days that helped Mizzou football running back Cody Schrader earn SEC honors". Columbia Daily Tribune. Retrieved November 4, 2023.
  14. ^ Schaeffer, Brenden. "Mizzou RB Cody Schrader earns SEC Offensive player of the week honors". KMOV. Retrieved November 4, 2023.
  15. ^ Sallee, Barrett (November 11, 2023). "Tennessee vs. Missouri score, takeaways: Tigers dominate Vols as Cody Schrader makes SEC history". CBS Sports. Retrieved November 17, 2023.
  16. ^ "RB Cody Schrader runs for 128 yards as No. 9 Missouri def. No. 7 Ohio State in Cotton Bowl". ESPN. December 29, 2023. Retrieved December 29, 2023.
  17. ^ "Mizzou football running back Cody Schrader declares for 2024 NFL Draft". January 4, 2024. Retrieved January 6, 2024.
  18. ^ "Cody Schrader Draft and Combine Prospect Profile". Retrieved March 12, 2024.
  19. ^ "2024 NFL Draft Scout Cody Schrader College Football Profile". Retrieved March 12, 2024.
  20. ^ "49ers Sign Draft Picks and Undrafted Rookie Free Agents". May 10, 2024.

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