Former National Football League star running back Reggie Cobb has died at 50, according to the San Francisco 49ers, who Cobb served as a scout for.
In a statement, the 49ers said, “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 played in college at Tennessee in the late 1980s before being drafted in the second round of the 1990 NFL Draft by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers with the 30th overall pick. He played with Tampa Bay, the Packers, the Jaguars and the Jets in his career.
A cause of death was not officially announced, but reports indicate it may have been a heart attack.