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David Cobb (born June 3, 1993) is an American football running back who is currently a free agent. He played college football at Minnesota. He was drafted by the Tennessee Titans in the fifth round of the 2015 NFL Draft. He has also been a member of the Pittsburgh Steelers and Chicago Bears of the National Football League, the Saskatchewan Roughriders of the Canadian Football League, and the San Antonio Commanders of the Alliance of American Football.

David Cobb
Free agent
Position:Running back
Personal information
Born: (1993-06-03) June 3, 1993 (age 26)
Killeen, Texas
Height:5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Weight:219 lb (99 kg)
Career information
High school:Killeen (TX) Ellison
College:Minnesota
NFL Draft:2015 / Round: 5 / Pick: 138
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of 2018
Rushing attempts:52
Rushing yards:146
Rushing touchdowns:1
Player stats at NFL.com

Early yearsEdit

Cobb attended Ellison High School in Killeen, Texas. During his career rushed for 2,946 yards and 35 touchdowns.[1] Cobb was a three-star recruit by Rivals.com.[2] He signed to play college football at the University of Minnesota after National Signing Day in February 2011.[3][4]

College careerEdit

Cobb played in eight games his freshman and sophomore seasons, combining to rush for 65 yards on 11 carries. As a junior in 2013, Cobb played in 13 games with seven starts and led the team with 1,202 yards on 237 carries with seven touchdowns.[5][6] He became the first Golden Gophers running back to rush for 1,000 yards since Amir Pinnix in 2006. Cobb returned as the starter his senior season in 2014.[7][8] During the season, he broke Laurence Maroney's school record for rushing yards in a season.[9] He finished the season with 1,626 yards on 314 carries with 13 touchdowns.

StatisticsEdit

Source:[10]

NCAA Collegiate Career statistics
Minnesota Golden Gophers
Season Rushing Receiving
Att Yards Avg Yds/G TD Rec Yards TD
2011 10 57 5.7 14.3 0 0 0 0
2012 1 8 8.0 1.6 0 1 3 0
2013 237 1,202 5.1 92.5 7 17 174 0
2014 314 1,626 5.2 125.1 13 16 162 0
NCAA Career Totals 562 2,893 5.1 85.1 20 34 339 0

Professional careerEdit

Pre-draft measurables
Ht Wt Arm length Hand size 40-yard dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert jump Broad BP
5 ft 10 78 in
(1.80 m)
229 lb
(104 kg)
31 58 in
(0.80 m)
9 38 in
(0.24 m)
4.81 s 38.5 in
(0.98 m)
10 ft 1 in
(3.07 m)
17 reps
All values from NFL Combine[11]

Tennessee TitansEdit

The Tennessee Titans selected Cobb in the fifth round (138th pick overall) of the 2015 NFL Draft.[12] On September 6, 2015, Cobb was placed on injured reserve with a designation to return.[13] On November 11, 2015, Cobb was activated to the 53-man roster.[14] On January 3, 2016, Cobb recorded his first touchdown of his career against the Indianapolis Colts.[15][16] Cobb also ran for a career-high 73 yards on 19 carries.[15]

The Titans released Cobb on August 30, 2016.[17] Cobb ended his tenure with the Titans with 146 rushing yards on 52 carries. He appeared in seven games, but only started in one.[17]

Pittsburgh SteelersEdit

On September 7, 2016, the Pittsburgh Steelers signed Cobb to their practice squad.[18] On October 11, 2016, Cobb was released from the Steelers' practice squad.[19]

Chicago BearsEdit

On October 25, 2016, Cobb was signed to the Bears' practice squad.[20] He signed a reserve/future contract with the Bears on January 3, 2017.[21] On May 1, 2017, Cobb was waived by the Bears.[22]

Saskatchewan RoughridersEdit

Cobb participated in The Spring League in 2018, and as a result, signed with the Saskatchewan Roughriders of the CFL on June 4, 2018, in time for their final preseason game.[23] After recording 2 rushes for 1 yard, Cobb was released on June 11. Cobb would go back to The Spring League again for their summer showcase.[24]

San Antonio CommandersEdit

In September 2018, Cobb was signed by the San Antonio Commanders of the Alliance of American Football for the 2019 season.[25] In 8 games played prior to the AAF suspending operations, Cobb earned 137 yards on 35 rushes, and caught 3 passes for 11 yards.[26] The league ceased operations in April 2019.[27]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Patience pays off for U's Cobb
  2. ^ Rivals.com
  3. ^ Barfknecht: Like Gophers, running back David Cobb has a point to prove
  4. ^ Senior adding his name to list of Gophers running backs
  5. ^ Team-first Cobb has worked hard to become Gophers' top RB
  6. ^ B1G Overachiever: Minnesota’s David Cobb
  7. ^ Gophers running back David Cobb has come a long way in a year
  8. ^ Gophers football: David Cobb on pace for historic rushing season
  9. ^ Gophers David Cobb sets single-season rushing record with 40-yard TD run
  10. ^ "David Cobb". www.sports-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved December 1, 2014.
  11. ^ "David Cobb Combine Profile". NFL.com. Retrieved September 16, 2019.
  12. ^ "Titans Select Minnesota RB David Cobb in Fifth Round". 2015-05-02. Retrieved 2016-10-29.
  13. ^ Patra, Kevin (September 6, 2015). "Titans acquire Terrance West; place David Cobb on IR". NFL.com. Archived from the original on September 6, 2015. Retrieved September 6, 2015.
  14. ^ Sessler, Marc (November 11, 2015). "Titans activate rookie David Cobb, waive Whitehurst". NFL.com. Retrieved November 11, 2015.
  15. ^ a b Glennon, John (2016-01-03). "Zach Mettenberger still winless after brutal finale". The Tennessean. Retrieved 2016-10-29.
  16. ^ "Titans David Cobb punches in 1-yard TD". NFL.com. Retrieved October 29, 2016.
  17. ^ a b Wyatt, Jim (August 30, 2016). "Titans Release Second-Year RB David Cobb". TitansOnline.com. Retrieved September 5, 2016.
  18. ^ Chester, Simon (September 7, 2016). "Steelers officially sign David Cobb and release Cameron Stingily". Steelers Wire.
  19. ^ Bouda, Nate (October 11, 2016). "Steelers Waive RB David Cobb From Practice Squad, Sign Two". NFL Trade Rumors.
  20. ^ Bouda, Nate (October 25, 2016). "Bears Sign Former Titans RB David Cobb To Practice Squad, Waive TE Marcel Jensen". NFL Trade Rumors. Retrieved October 25, 2016.
  21. ^ Mayer, Larry (January 3, 2017). "Bears sign 8 to reserve/futures deals". ChicagoBears.com.
  22. ^ Mayer, Larry (May 1, 2017). "Bears ink Boggs, waive six players". ChicagoBears.com.
  23. ^ http://3downnation.com/2018/06/04/riders-add-former-nfl-rb-david-cobb/
  24. ^ https://twitter.com/TheSpringLeague/status/1013084670819471362
  25. ^ Eurich, Matt (February 1, 2019). "Former Bears currently on Alliance of American Football rosters". 247Sports.com. Retrieved February 4, 2019.
  26. ^ https://noextrapoints.com/players/david-cobb/
  27. ^ Michael Rothstein, Seth Wickersham (June 13, 2019). "Inside the short, unhappy life of the Alliance of American Football". ESPN.com. Retrieved September 12, 2019.

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