David Cobb

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David Cobb


David Cobb is a running back for the University of Minnesota Golden Gophers of the Big Ten Conference. He was a 2014 pre-season third team All-Big Ten selection by Phil Steele. He is the cousin of Minnesota linebacker Damien Wilson.

High School

Cobb attended Ellison High School in Texas. A three-year starter and an All-District selection as a senior, Cobb ran for 2,946 yards and 35 touchdowns in his career. During his senior campaign Cobb ran for about 1,400 yards and tallied 17 rushing scores on the year.  


Cobb played right away at Minnesota in 2011, finishing the season with 10 carries for 57 yards. In 2012 he saw limited action in five games, with a rush for eight yards and a catch for three yards against Iowa.

In 2013 Cobb emerged as the Gophers’ featured back. His 1,202 rushi...