San Francisco 49ers area scout Reggie Cobb passed away on Saturday, April 20, 2019, at the age of 50.
STATEMENT FROM GENERAL MANAGER JOHN LYNCH:
"We are devastated by the sudden loss of a tremendous teammate and loyal friend, Reggie Cobb. Reggie was an enthusiastic and passionate person who had a special ability to brighten up a room with his personality and infectious smile. For 10 years, the 49ers were better because of Reggie and these unique qualities that he possessed. He was a top-notch scout and an exemplary man whose years of service to this organization and the National Football League will not be forgotten. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends in this time of mourning."
Cobb was entering his 11th year with the 49ers as an area scout and 26th overall in the NFL. He joined the 49ers after spending the previous six years (2003-08) scouting the Southwest region for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and two seasons (2001-02) as a member of the Washington Redskins scouting department. In 2011 with San Francisco, he was named NFC Scout of the Year by the Fritz Pollard Alliance.
Cobb enjoyed a seven-year playing career that began as a second-round pick (30th overall) of the Buccaneers in 1990. He played four seasons (1990-93) with Tampa Bay before playing one season with Green Bay (1994), Jacksonville (1995) and the New York Jets (1996).
Cobb finished his college career ranked third on the University of Tennessee's career rushing chart with 2,360 yards and 26 touchdowns. He was also a member of the school's 100th anniversary team. Cobb lettered in track and graduated with a degree in urban studies in 1990.