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Ryan Cobb
Player Profile:
Ryan Cobb 920145
Position: Tight End
Height: 6'1"
Weight: 235
Year: Senior
Hometown: Saddle Brook, N.J.
High School: Don Bosco Prep
Other College: Virginia
Major: Fashion Merchandising
Experience: 3 Letters

Four-year member of the squad after transfer from Virginia • four-year letterwinner who saw action at tight end and H-back • appeared in 41 career games with 10 starts and caught 18 passes for 171 yards (9.5 avg.) and one touchdown •
rugged, hard-nosed player • team leader and the squad's most active community service participant • was honored at the Sugar Bowl in January, 2014 as one of just 22 national finalists from all divisions of college football for the Allstate Good Works Team for outstanding community service • took part in school visits and community service initiatives as part of the annual program in New Orleans • also gained notoriety for his strong support and friendship with young Danny Feltwell, a childhood cancer survivor who was adopted by the team and was on the sideline for many Delaware practices and games.

Saw action in eight games in a backup role as a senior • played in the H-back role, sharing action with redshirt freshman Kyle Yocum • saw most of his action in a blocking role • missed the first three games of the season with injuries and also sat out of the Rhode Island game • caught lone pass of the season for eight yards in the season finale against Villanova.

Put in a solid junior season as team's No. 3 tight end and in new role as H-back • played in 11 games, missing only the Maine game with an injury • started final two games of the season vs. Richmond and Villanova • caught five passes for 55 yards (11.0 avg.) and scored first career touchdown on a 17-yard catch from Trent Hurley vs. Navy for Delaware's only score • also had two catches for 32 yards vs. Wagner and two receptions for six yards vs. Albany • selected by coaching staff to carry out the U.S. flag in game vs. Navy.

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.

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 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.

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.

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 and No. 60 middle linebacker by • 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.

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 • Allstate Good Works finalist in 2013 • 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 • collects sneakers as a hobby • father was a Navy SEAL.


Year G/S Rec
TD Long.
2014 8/0 1 7 7.0 0 7
2013 11/2 5 55
1 17
2012 11/5 7 58 8.3 0 22
2011 11/3 5 51 10.2 0 20
TOTALS 41/10 18 171
1 22

Receiving Yards: 32 yards vs. Wagner, 2013

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