Position: Tight End
Height /Weight: 6-1 / 225
Hometown: Saddle Brook, N.J.
High School: Don Bosco Prep
Previous School: Virginia
At Delaware: Second-year member of the Blue Hen squad as a sophomore • transferred from NCAA Division FBS University of Virginia to Delaware • hard-nosed player who adds solid support at tight end and forms an outstanding unit with projected starter Nick Boyle and backup Matt Rodriguez • caught a pass for six yards in 2012 Spring 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 head coach K.C. 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 • undecided on a major at Delaware • 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 in his spare time • once bowled a 296 in high school • father was a Navy SEAL.
Career Statistics at Delaware
Career-High Receiving Yards: 20 yards vs. Villanova, 2011