Former Gophers RB David Cobb takes on new role in NFL
Former Minnesota running back David Cobb has landed a new job in the NFL.
On Friday, Andy Greder of the Pioneer Press reported that Cobb has been hired by the Carolina Panthers as a scouting assistant. The former fifth-round selection in the 2015 NFL Draft makes the move into the role following a five-year professional football career.
Cobb was selected by the Tennessee Titans and played for the franchise for the 2015 campaign. He totaled 146 yards and a touchdown on 52 carries. He was then signed to practice squads for the Pittsburgh Steelers and Chicago Bears.
News: Former #Gophers running back David Cobb announced he has been hired as a scouting assistant with the Carolina Panthers. “Thankful and excited for the journey,” he wrote. He will be under the same roof as current Panthers RB Rodney Smith.
— Andy Greder (@andygreder) March 26, 2021
Before heading to the NFL, Cobb had an impressive four-year run at Minnesota. Suiting up for the Gophers from 2011-14, Cobb rushed for a total of 2,893 yards and 20 touchdowns while also catching 39 passes for 334 yards.
Cobb’s most productive seasons came in 2013 and 2014, hitting the 1,000-yard mark both years. He ended his career at Minnesota in 2014 with 1,626 yards on 314 carries, a 5.2 yards per touch average. He also had 16 catches for 162 yards and rushed for 13 touchdowns.