SANTA CLARA — Reggie Cobb, a 49ers scout the previous decade and a former NFL operating again, died unexpectedly Saturday, the staff introduced. He was 50.
“We’re devastated by the sudden lack of an incredible teammate and dependable pal, Reggie Cobb,” 49ers normal supervisor stated in a press release. “Reggie was an enthusiastic and passionate one that had a particular skill to brighten up a room together with his character and infectious smile.
“For 10 years, the 49ers had been higher due to Reggie and these distinctive qualities that he possessed,” Lynch added. “He was a top-notch scout and an exemplary man whose years of service to this group and the Nationwide Soccer League is not going to be forgotten. Our ideas and prayers are together with his household and buddies on this time of mourning.”
Cobb’s colleagues across the NFL and school soccer mourned on social media about his surprising passing, probably from a coronary heart assault.
The passing of Reggie Cobb in a phrase is devastating. The period of time I spent w/him as a scout & pal over the previous 18 years merely speaking ball & laughing as onerous as I’ve ever laughed is what I’ll preserve with me without end. Relaxation straightforward RC & prayers to his household. I really like you.
— Louis Riddick (@LRiddickESPN) April 20, 2019
Simply came upon pal and 49ers scout Reggie Cobb died of a coronary heart assault final evening. RIP Reggie. He was an excellent participant and higher particular person. His smile and presence will likely be missed.
— AngryNFLScoutVet (@angryscout2) April 20, 2019
Very saddened by the information of Reggie Cobb’s passing this morning. He was a Nice man and at all times a lot enjoyable to be round. His buddies will miss him.
— Lance Zierlein (@LanceZierlein) April 20, 2019
Cobb joined the 49ers personnel division 10 years in the past, and he earned NFL Scout of the Yr honors in 2011 by the Fritz Pollard Alliance. He additionally labored as a scout for Washington and Tampa Bay, the latter of whom he performed for from 1990-94.
Cobb has drawn reward from Lynch in latest drafts, the subsequent of which can happen subsequent Thursday by way of Saturday.
Cobb ran for 1,171 yards in his third season because the Bucs’ 1990 second-round draft decide. He completed his profession with Inexperienced Bay, Jacksonville and the New York Jets.. He left the College of Tennessee ranked third amongst its all-time main rushers.