Cody Mauch Bio: The Mystery Behind Toothless Smile

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The Breckenridge, Minnesota, native Cody Mauch plays as an offensive tackle for the NFL’s Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Mauch was drafted 48th overall in the second round of the 2023 NFL Draft via a trade with the Green Bay Packers.

Cody Mauch
Cody Mauch (Source: NDSU Athletics)

Cody’s smile reveals his competitive nature. The offensive tackle, with a toothless smile, grew up on a 5,500-acre farm outside of Mantador in southeast North Dakota and played nine-man football in high school.

So, how did Cody, aka Tud, get his patented smile?

Let’s find out. But first, check out the facts table below.

Quick Facts

Full Name Cody Mauch 
Known As Cody
Nickname Tud
Birthdate January 15, 1999
Age 25 Years Old
Birthplace  Breckenridge, Minnesota, United States
Current Residence Tampa, Florida, United States
Father Joseph Mauch
Mother Stacey Mauch
Siblings Seven Siblings (Carter Mauch, Jasmin Mauch, Kya Muach, Walker Mauch, Damon Mauch, Destiny Mauch, and Ireland Mauch)
Nationality American
Marital Status Unmarried
Relationship Status Unknown
Kids Not Yet
Built Large
Sexual Orientation Straight
Eye Color Dark Brown
Hair Color Brown
Height 6 ft 6 in/1.98 m/198 cm
Weight 303 lb/137 kg
Ethnicity White American
Horoscope Capricorn
Religion Christian
Profession Professional Football Player
Education Hankinson High School, North Dakota State University
Association Tampa Bay Buccaneers
NBA Draft 2023 / Round: 2 / Pick: 48- Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Playing Career 2023-Present
Position Offensive Tackle
Number TBD
Projected Contract Value $7.48 Million
Signing Bonus $2.44 Million
Social Media Instagram, Twitter
Last Update May 2024

Early Life & Education

Cody Mauch was born on January 15, 1999, to his parents Joseph and Stacey Mauch, in Breckenridge, Minnesota.

He grew up with seven siblings, four sisters and three brothers; Carter, Walker, Damon, Jasmin, Kya, Destiny, and Ireland Mauch.

All eight siblings grew up on a 5,500-acre farm outside Mantador in southeast North Dakota.

Growing up on the farm, he learned the essence of hard work, which helped shape his eventual football career.

As a kid, he spent his weekends waking up early to drive a tractor and spent his days cultivating soybeans, sugar beets, and corn.

Mauch attended Hankinson High School, where he excelled in three sports; baseball, football, and basketball.

Cody Mauch Before & After
Cody Mauch Before & After (Source: The Athletic)

He set a nine-man football record at the Hankinson North Dakota for both career touchdowns and sacks.

Throughout high school, he garnered an impressive 1,072 receiving yards and 24 touchdowns.

After completing high school, he committed to play collegiate football at North Dakota State and join the team as a preferred walk-on.

He received similar offers from the University of North Dakota and Division II Minnesota State-Moorhead but ultimately chose North Dakota.

Missing Teeth

The man with a toothless smile, Cody Mauch, has been garnering tons of attention not just for his gameplay but also for his electric personality and signature look.

But how exactly did he lose his teeth?

Well, it happened during a seventh-grade basketball game.

It was the junior high conference championship, and Mauch and his close friend Kendrick Lenzen were ardently pursuing a loose ball.

That’s when their heads collided, striking each other in the wrong spot. This collision left Mauch’s teeth in disarray, causing sizable damage.

The Toothless Giant
The Toothless Giant (Source: BroBible)

Unaware of the damage done, both soldiered on to finish the intense game.

However, they crossed paths at school a day or two later when Kendrick was taken aback by Cody’s smile, leaving him in awe with a toothless smile.

The same smile has captivated everyone with his flowing red hair and incredible physical stature.

Mauch has said he doesn’t plan to fix his teeth until his football career ends.

Body Transformation

Mauch began his football journey at North Dakota State. In Tyler Roehl’s run-heavy scheme, Mauch morphed into a 300-pound left tackle.

He was initially a 220-pound tight end who bulked up to move to the offensive line during 2018 spring practices.

This tremendous body transformation maximized his skillset at the collegiate level, nurturing his growth on the gridiron.


After redshirting his true freshman season at NDSU, Cody’s ride took an interesting turn as he transitioned to the offensive line from the tight end.

This transformation proved to be a pivotal moment in his gridiron career. As a redshirt freshman, he played in six games, contributing to NDSU’s remarkable run to the 2018 FCS national championship.

His versatility continued during his redshirt sophomore season, as he played in all 16 games for the Bison.

Cody Mauch For College
Cody Mauch For College (Source: Athlon Sports)

Similarly, he became a starter in the second game, a COVID-19-shortened season of his redshirt junior season.

For his incredible performance, he was added to the 2022 Walter Payton Award watchlist midway through the season.

His NFL dream ultimately came to fruition when the Tampa Bay Buccaneers drafted him in the second round of the 2023 NFL Draft.

Awards & Honors

Cody Mauch has earned some of the prestigious accolades for his performance in high school and college that include,

  • 2018 MVFC Honor Roll
  • 2020-21 All-MVFC Second Team
  • 2021 All-MVFC First Team
  • 2021 Associated Press All-America Second Team
  • 2021 HERO Sports All-America Third Team

Net Worth & Contract

The newly drafted offensive tackle for the Buccaneers is said to have a net worth of around $100,000 as of May 2024.

This is just an assumption made by some of the trusted sources on the internet since Cody’s net worth is yet to be valued.

Similarly, he has not yet signed a rookie scale contract with the Bucs. However, some sources have projected his entry-level contract worth, and it’s pretty darn good.

Cody Mauch NFL Combine
Cody Mauch NFL Combine (Source: DraftKings Nation)

According to, his projected rookie contract might be $7.45 million with a $2.44 million in signing bonus.

Again, this is just a projection, and the value can fluctuate over time. But will be sure to update the actual numbers once his contract is finalized.

Parents & Siblings

Cody’s parents, Stacey and Joseph, have raised four sons and four daughters.

The duo certainly deserves a round of applause for raising eight children.

Joseph successfully obtained a degree from North Dakota State College of Science, marking a significant milestone in his educational journey.

Similarly, Stacey earned a child development and family science degree from North Dakota State University. 

Cody Mauch With His Family
Cody Mauch With His Family (Source: Latham Hi-Tech Seeds)

Carter Mauch, the couple’s eldest son, graduated in 2018 with a Crop and Weed Science degree from NDSU and helps his parents run their farm.

Kya Mauch, their daughter and Cody’s sister, graduated in 2022 from Hankinson Public School.

Likewise, their other daughter, Jasmin, a former basketball player in high school following her brother, has joined North Dakota State University.

Aside from these three, Cody has four more siblings, Damon, Destiny, Ireland, and Walker, who are still kids and completing their primary education.

Unknown Facts

  • Cody finished his high school with 1,072 receiving yards and 24 touchdowns.
  • He was named second-team All-State in basketball after averaging 20 points, 15.3 rebounds, and 1.8 blocks per game.
  • Spotting the unique opportunity presented by the additional year of eligibility granted to college athletes following the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic, Cody made a thoughtful decision. Opting to capitalize on this extension, he returned to North Dakota State University (NDSU) for a remarkable sixth season.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQS)

What is the weakness of Cody Mauch?

Mauch has really short arms compared to his height. Similarly, he is small for a pro LT, and some regard him as just a pumped-up tight end who isn’t either big or strong enough to hold up in the NFL.

Pranaya Poudel
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