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Reggie Cobb, former NFL back and Volunteer star, dies at 50

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SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) Former NFL running back and University of Tennessee star Reggie Cobb has died at 50.

His death was announced Saturday by the San Francisco 49ers. He scouted for the team for the last 10 years, as well as for other clubs before them. Details of his death were not disclosed.

Cobb played in the NFL for seven years. He was drafted by Tampa Bay in 1990 and also played for Green Bay, Jacksonville and the New York Jets.

San Francisco general manager John Lynch called Cobb a "top-notch scout and an exemplary man." He remembered Cobb as someone who could "brighten up a room with his personality and infectious smile."

At college, Cobb finished third on Tennessee's career rushing list. He was part of the Volunteers' 100th anniversary team.

Updated April 20, 2019

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