College of Idaho player profile: Cory Brady, wide receiver

June 23, 2013 

Bishop Kelly High graduate Cory Brady is working a full-time job this summer but still finds time to help out with basketball and football camps.

"I like teaching little kids how to play," he said. "I like to pass down the gift."

Brady, who will be one of the founding members of the new College of Idaho football program, will have a chance to inspire many local kids the next five years. He chose the Coyotes over NCAA Division III Whitworth in Spokane.

He seems like a perfect fit for small college football - he's 5-foot-11, 165 pounds with good but not flashy speed, and he's a terrific student (3.92 GPA).

He was one of three incoming Coyotes honored at the National Football Foundation Southern Idaho Chapter's Scholar Awards Banquet. Jason Byce (Twin Falls) and Charlie Shepherd (Salmon River) were the others.

Brady was the 4A Southern Idaho Conference's defensive player of the year last season. He played safety, receiver and kick returner.

"He is very athletic, not overly fast, but a very smart player - and he just makes plays," Bishop Kelly coach Tim Brennan said. "He returned five punts for touchdowns last season. … He makes people miss. He doesn't outrun them all the time, but he makes them miss."

Brady also played basketball and lacrosse at Bishop Kelly. He is considering playing lacrosse at College of Idaho, too.

He has played football since he was 7 but wasn't sure he wanted to play in college until his senior season.

"I was waffling," he said. "Once the season ended, I didn't want to stop right there. I wanted to keep getting better and make another program successful. I didn't want to stop playing."

About this series: We'll profile a different College of Idaho player with each installment of this series.

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