Former NFL running back and current San Francisco 49ers scout Reggie Cobb has reportedly passed away. According to multiple reports, the 49ers scout died of a heart attack.
He was just 50-years-old.
Former NFL scout Jim Nagy confirmed Cobb’s passing.
“The NFL scouting community lost one of the good guys. Deeply saddened to hear about the passing of 49ers scout Reggie Cobb,” Nagy said on Twitter.
“Reggie and I were rookie scouts with the Washington Redskins together in ‘01 and he was always fun to be around. Scouts will miss his infectious laugh. RIP, Reg.”
The NFL scouting community lost one of the good guys. Deeply saddened to hear about the passing of @49ers scout Reggie Cobb. Reggie and I were rookie scouts with the @Redskins together in ‘01 and he was always fun to be around. Scouts will miss his infectious laugh. RIP, Reg. 🙏
— Jim Nagy (@JimNagy_SB) April 20, 2019
It’s a devastating loss for the San Francisco organization and NFL world as a whole. Cobb was seen as one of the best scouts in the NFL, earning multiple awards as “Scout of the Year.”
Before becoming an NFL scout, Cobb had a standout career as a running back at Tennessee.
When he left the program, Cobb ran for the 10th-most yards in school history and held the school record for most all-purpose yards for 25 years until Cordarrelle Patterson broke his record in 2012.
He went on to become a second-round pick by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the 1990 NFL draft.
Our thoughts are with the Cobb family.