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#26 Ryan Cobb
Position: Tight End
Height: 6'1"
Weight: 235
Year: Senior
Hometown: Saddle Brook, N.J.
High School: Don Bosco Prep
Major: Fashion Merchandising
Experience: 2 Letters
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At Delaware: Third-year member of the Blue Hen squad as a junior • transferred from NCAA Division FBS University of Virginia to Delaware • hard-nosed player who adds solid support at tight end • will battle with senior Malcolm Bush for the No. 2 spot behind junior starter Nick Boyle • will also team with Bush to serve as Delaware's H-back • over two seasons has played in 22 games with eight starts and caught 12 passes for 109 yards (9.1 avg.) • team's Allstate Good Works Community Service Award nominee • serves as one of 16 members of the UD football team's Leadership Council.

2012 Season: Enjoyed a solid season as Delaware's backup tight end behind Nick Boyle • played in all 11 games with seven starts at tight end • caught seven passes for 58 yards (8.3 avg.) with a long gain of 22 yards • also added one tackle • caught two passes for nine yards in his season debut and hauled in two passes for 13 yards in the home opener • also caught one pass each for 22 yards against William & Mary, seven yards vs. Old Dominion, and seven yards against Richmond • recorded a tackle vs. William & Mary • caught a pass for six yards in 2012 Blue-White Game.

2011 Season: Did not join team due to transfer until after training camp began in mid-August • broke into lineup right away and played in 11 all games and made three starts • was in the starting lineup for West Chester, Delaware State, and Old Dominion games when Hens started out in a two tight end set • backup behind senior starter Colin Naugle and true freshman Nick Boyle • caught five passes for 51 yards • made season-long catch for 20 yards against Villanova to set up late field goals that sealed the victory • caught two passes for 12 yards vs. Rhode Island • first career reception went for seven yards vs. Delaware State • also had 12-yard reception vs. Richmond • team went 7-4 under Keeler.

At Virginia: Member of the University of Virginia squad as a true freshman in 2010 • played fullback and was projected as a tight end for 2011 before transfer to Delaware • team went 4-8 for head coach Mike London in 2010.

High School: Standout at linebacker, defensive end, and tight end at national power Don Bosco Prep in Ramsey, N.J • played for head coach Greg Toal • led team to four straight state titles as squad went 47-1 during his career with three straight undefeated seasons • team won a USA Today mythical national championship in 2009 • earned all-league, all-county, and All-State honors • two-time Ridgewood News All-Suburban selection • four-year letterwinner • rated No. 71 inside linebacker in the nation by espn.com and No. 60 middle linebacker by scout.com • caught 30 passes for 505 yards and eight touchdowns, rushed for 44 yards, and posted 45 tackles and two interceptions as a senior • caught 30 passes for 407 yards and nine touchdowns and registered 47 tackles and nine sacks as a junior • also lettered three season in track & field • lettered in bowling where he earned all-county honors and finished 11th in the state as a senior • bowled a career-high score of 296 • National Honor Society student.

Personal: Ryan Anthony Cobb • born Jan. 20, 1991 • son of Ed and Diane Cobb • has two older brothers • fashion merchandising major at Delaware • one of the team's most community service-oriented players • nominated for the AllState Good Works team for community service • among his projects are working with the Be the Match Bone Marrow Registry, Special Olympics, Boys and Girls Clubs, and St. Jude's Children's Hospital • older brother, Christopher, attended the U.S. Naval Academy and was a member of the crew team and led the squad to two national championships • enjoys boating and fishing in his spare time • avid bowler who has registered two 300 games and an 800 series • father was a Navy SEAL.

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