Matt was chosen in the first round of the 2007 Major League Baseball Draft by the Milwaukee Brewers with the seventh pick…Became the 11th first-round pick from Florida and was the second-highest Gator ever taken. Registered a career batting average of .323 after becoming just the eighth Gator to finish a season with a .400 or better clip in his final collegiate campaign…Is UF's all-time leader with 74 home runs, a total that rates third on the SEC's career list…In the Gator record book, LaPorta is first in times hit by a pitch (51), second in RBI (206), third in slugging percentage (.681), fourth in walks (140), fifth in runs (197) and tied for ninth in on-base percentage (.459). Matt went on to play multiple productive seasons in the MLB for the Cleveland Indians before injuring his hip and being forced to retire.
Cody played for the University of Florida Gators. Cody started 36 games behind the dish, four as the designated hitter and one as the first baseman as a Sophomore…Played in 51 games...Hit .271 overall and had a .310 average in conference play...Seventeen of his 48 hits went for extra-bases, as he had a team-high 12 doubles and five homers. He went on to play at the University of Nebraska where they played for two Conference titles and a Regional. Cody went on to coach Collegiate baseball for 3 years at Midland University.