The Tennessee community received some sad news on Saturday, as it was reported that former Vol RB Reggie Cobb had passed away at the age of 50.
Cobb, who had been working as a scout for the San Francisco 49ers, reportedly died of a heart attack on Friday night.
The news was reported by various people on Twitter, including Senior Bowl executive director Jim Nagy:
Former #Vols star RB Reggie Cobb died after a heart attack last night.
Awful news. Way too young.
— Wes Rucker (@wesrucker247) April 20, 2019
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
Cobb ran for 2,360 yards and 26 touchdowns, adding three more touchdowns as a receiver while playing for the Vols from 1987 to 1989. He was a second-round pick in the 1990 NFL Draft, spending seven years in the league.
With the 2019 NFL Draft starting Thursday, we’ll see if the 49ers have any plans to honor Cobb.