|Date of birth:May 18, 1981|
|Place of birth: Las Vegas, Nevada|
|College: Michigan State|
|NFL Draft: 2005 / Round: 6 / Pick: 201|
|No regular season or postseason appearances|
|* Atlanta Falcons ( 2005)|
|CFL status: Import|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Stats at CFL.ca|
DeAndra' Cobb (born May 18, 1981) is a former professional American and Canadian football running back. He last played for the Montreal Alouettes of the Canadian Football League. He was drafted by the Atlanta Falcons in the sixth round of the 2005 NFL Draft. He played college football for the Michigan State Spartans.
Cobb attended Clark High School in Las Vegas, Nevada and was a letterman in football and track. In track, he finished second in the 100 meters at the 1999 Nevada Class 4A Championships, and ran a personal best of 10.4 seconds in the 100 meters. He graduated from Clark High School in 1999.
He was regarded as one of the premier kickoff returners in college football, returning four kickoffs for touchdowns (one return shy of the Big Ten Conference record of five) for the Michigan State Spartans in 24 games played. He earned first-team All-America honors after setting a Michigan State single-season record with three kickoff returns for touchdowns as a junior, which also tied an NCAA Division I record shared with six others.
National Football LeagueEdit
Cobb was drafted by the Atlanta Falcons in the 2005 NFL Draft in the sixth round. Before the 2006 NFL season the Falcons released Cobb. He was signed by the Jacksonville Jaguars on December 22, 2006, but never played a game for them and was subsequently released.
Canadian Football LeagueEdit
Cobb was signed by the Hamilton Tiger-Cats on May 29, 2009. He was released on June 25, 2009, before being re-signed to the practice roster. He made his professional debut on July 10, 2009, in the Ti-Cats' victory over the BC Lions and was named the CFL's offensive player of the week. In the game, he ran for 110 yards over 14 carries and made 5 receptions for 75 yards including a 48-yard touchdown catch in the fourth quarter that gave Hamilton it 31–28 win; its first of the season and ended the Ti-Cats' nine-game losing streak against the Lions.
He rushed for over one thousand yards in both seasons with the Ticats (1207 and 1173.)
On March 1, 2011, Cobb was released by the Tiger-Cats.
After sustaining an injury in training camp, he was released by the Alouettes on July 12.
- ↑ "Ticats' Cobb gets kudos". The Waterloo Record. July 15, 2009. http://news.therecord.com/article/569739. Retrieved July 16, 2009.
- ↑ The Canadian Press (July 11, 2009). "Beasts of the East: Ticats upset Lions". CFL.ca. https://www.cfl.ca/article/beasts-of-the-east-ticats-upset-lions. Retrieved July 16, 2009.
- ↑ "Spotlight: DeAndra' Cobb". CFL.ca. July 11, 2009. Archived from the original on July 14, 2009. https://web.archive.org/web/20090714004157/http://www.cfl.ca/video/index/id/7133. Retrieved July 16, 2009.
- ↑ http://tsn.ca/cfl/story/?id=356007
- ↑ http://cfl.ca/article/alouettes-sign-jones-cobb Alouettes sign Jones, Cobb
- ↑ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on September 24, 2015. https://web.archive.org/web/20150924024530/http://www.cfl.ca/page/transactions-july-2011. Retrieved August 26, 2017. CFL Transactions July 2011
- Zurkowsky, Herb (July 25, 2009). "Injuries put spotlight on Cobb". The Gazette (Montreal). Archived from the original on July 26, 2009. https://web.archive.org/web/20090726234733/http://www.montrealgazette.com/sports/Injuries+spotlight+Cobb/1827239/story.html.
- Edwards, Drew (July 18, 2009). "Living the dream: DeAndra' Cobb is here because God told his dad he should be". The Hamilton Spectator. http://www.thespec.com/article/602357.