Reggie Cobb Passes Away At 50

April 22nd, 2019

When Sam Wyche took over as head coach of the Bucs in 1992, he had a major plan in place for his offense: hand off to Reggie Cobb.

That season, Wyche (more specifically Vinny Testaverde and Steve DeBerg) put the ball in Cobb’s gut 310 times en route to him rushing for 1,171 yards and nine touchdowns.

Cobb was a bright spot in another crappy 5-11 Bucs season.

Cobb, 50, passed away yesterday of what is suspected to be a heart attack.

After his big Bucs season of ’92, Cobb had one more year in a Tampa Bay uniform before moving on to the Packers and the first two playoff games of his career. He jumped into scouting after retiring and was in that role with the 49ers when he died.

Joe wishes the Cobb family well.

21 Responses to “Reggie Cobb Passes Away At 50”

  1. Buc50 Says:

    Condolences to his family. 50 is so young to die from heart disease but way too common.

  2. LUVMYBUCS Says:

    Rest In Peace Bredren

  3. Cobraboy Says:

    I enjoyed watching Reggie Cobb play, and always thought he was a good guy.


    Grace to all who grieve…

  4. Buc believer Says:

    Prayers to the Cobb family, much much to young to pass away.

  5. 813bucboi Says:

    RIP….buc forever!!!!


  6. Tampa Bay Demon Says:

    Reggie Cobb is a guy that I really enjoyed watching play for the Bucs. I will never forget the run he had where he basically hurdled the entire line of scrimmage.

    He wore orange at Tennessee with the Vols, and then here in TB with the Bucs, and he was fun to watch play.

    So sorry to hear of his passing.
    R.I.P. Reggie Cobb

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  8. tmaxcon Says:

    i ran into Reggie at an airport recently. He was a joy to chat with. it’s a shame he was way to young.

  9. FortMyersDave Says:

    Dude was a helluva player for the Big Orange up in Knoxville (17 TDs and over 1700 all purpose yards in 1987) and if he did not get suspended by the Vols several times in his career in Vol land there would have been a chance that he could have rivaled Emmitt Smith’s numbers with the Gators but he did get the attention of one Ray Perkins who took a flyer on him with a high second round pick in 1990…. He had a heck of a season in 1992, one of the few bright spots for Sam I am Wyche. Its sad to hear that he passed away at such a relatively young age. RIP.

  10. Magadude Says:

    Very sad day for Bucs fans. Indeed, Reggie was a bright spot for a struggling team. I remember being away during his years in the military, and now and then, I’d get to watch the Bucs on a regionally televised game from Arkansas, Las Vegas, or Virginia…and he was always a standout. RI.P.

  11. Bucsfanman Says:

    My condolences Cobb family!
    I remember watching Reggie play which is why I had to do a double-take on the headline. 50 is too young.

  12. SchlomieBarmitzvahCircumScissorStein Says:

    He looks great in that uniform. We will miss you Reggie.

  13. AlteredEgo Says: Your comment is awaiting moderation. Says:

    Still remember his summersault over the pile on for a TD or big gain after everyone thought he was down

  14. ModHairKen Says:

    Sounds like he was a good person. I wish he could have played in Tampa longer.

  15. Thegregwitul Says:

    My favorite player when I was growing up, I still have a binder of his trading cards packed away in storage. Just unreal news.

  16. Clean House Says:

    I used to have that football card!
    Used to see RC play in person. Sorry to hear this.

  17. GhostofSchiano Says:

    My condolences to this family and friends. Great guy, great player, he will be missed.

  18. Pickgrin Says:

    RIP Reggie Cobb

    Always liked the look of the all white uniforms highlighted in dark orange and creamsicle. Normal looking jersey numbers were apparently taken for granted in the past….

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  20. Old school fan Says:

    RIP Cobb

    By the by…It was Lars Tate that front flipped and ran untouched for a td.
    Not all Bucs look alike. Word?

  21. Sweet Lou Says:

    It was the somersault that I will always remember, but also a breathe of talent and fresh air in those days. RIP and thanks for the memories