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Reginald John Cobb

July 7, 1968 ~ April 20, 2019 (age 50)

Reginald John Cobb, age 50, passed away suddenly April 20, 2019 in Santa Clara, CA. A Knoxville native and resident of Houston, TX, Reggie was born July 7, 1968 and was reared in the Fountain City community. He was a football standout at Central High School and ultimately became a VFL at his beloved University of Tennessee. While at UT, he earned his Bachelors Degree in Urban Studies and went down in history as one of the greatest running backs in "Big Orange Country." He would go on to play seven seasons in the NFL. Reggie rushed for 3,743 yards and 25 touchdowns. His best season was in 1992 with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers where he rushed for 1,171 yards and scored 9 touchdowns. From the field to the office, Cobb became an Area Scout for the Bucs in 2003 to 2008 then on to the Washington Redskins for two years. In 2011, Cobb was named NFC Scout of the Year by Fritz Pollard Alliance. At the time of his passing, he was in his 11th year with the San Francisco 49ers as an NFL Area Scout. 

Survived by his mother, Valeria "Val" Cobb; son, DeMarcus Cobb; sisters, Kathy and Pam; brothers, William, Tyrone and Terrance; father, Ike Cobb; fiancee, Jessica "Niki" Jordan; best friends, Rodney Houseal and Sterling Henton and many devoted family, friends and fans.

Sunday, April 28, 2019, the family will receive friends from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. with service to follow at Overcoming Believers Church, 211 Harriet Tubman Street, Knoxville, TN. Reverend Daryl W. Arnold, Senior Pastor and Reverend Bryant Stewart, Eulogist. Monday, April 29, 2019 at 11:00 a.m., Reggie will be laid to rest at Lynnhurst Cemetery, 2300 W. Adair Drive, Knoxville, TN where a white dove release will conclude the service. Professional arrangements entrusted to Patton Funeral Home, Brian L. Buckmon, LFD 1-800-824-8283 or and assisted by Metropolitan Mortuary, Riverside, CA.

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