The San Francisco 49ers announced on Wednesday that veteran college scout Reggie Cobb has been named NFC Scout of the Year by the Fritz Pollard Alliance. Cobb will be honored, along with other award winners, at the Fritz Pollard Alliance’s Ninth Annual Awards Reception on February 24, 2012, in Indianapolis, Indiana.
“I have had the great privilege of working with Reggie while with the 49ers and the Redskins,” said 49ers General Manager Trent Baalke, “Reggie’s hard work, loyalty and professionalism are qualities I have always appreciated. It is very fitting for him to be recognized in this fashion.”
Cobb, who scouts the Western region for the 49ers, joined the team in 2009. He spent the previous six years scouting the Southwest region for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, after two seasons (2001-02) as a member of the Washington Redskins scouting department.
A former NFL running back, Cobb enjoyed a seven-year playing career that began as a second-round pick (30th overall) by the Buccaneers in 1990. He played his first four seasons (1990-93) with Tampa Bay before playing one season each with Green Bay (1994), Jacksonville (1995) and the N.Y. Jets (1996).
Cobb finished his college career ranked third on the University of Tennessee’s career rushing chart with 2,360 yards and 26 touchdowns. He was also a member of the school’s 100th anniversary team. Cobb lettered in track and graduated with a degree in urban studies in 1990.
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