Last July, Cody White suffered a devastating injury, tearing his Achilles tendon in training camp. It would be his last practice for the rest of the 2014 season.
At 6-3, 303 pounds, he worked hard, but quietly, for the next eight months. While his teammates suited up for practice and games each week, the 26-year-old guard would spend his time rehabbing. When it was all said and done, White wasn't shy to admit it was one of the toughest battles he's fought.
White entered free agency this offseason, still unsure of what the future held for him. It paid off last Thursday when the Texans, the only team he'd ever played for in the NFL, resigned him.
White, an Illinois State product, enters his fourth NFL season this year after going undrafted in 2012. Houston signed him to the practice squad in 2012 and he started one game in 2013 at San Francisco.