David Cobb
David  Cobb


Killeen, Texas

High School:
Ellison HS

Height / Weight:
5-11 / 220


4 Letters

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CAREER: His 2,893 career rushing yards rank seventh all-time in program history and his 562 rushing attempts rank seventh as well • rushed for 100 yards in 13 games (Gophers were 9-4 in those games) • rushed for 200 yards in two games (Gophers were 2-0) • set a career-high with 220 rushing yards (most he has ever had in any game at any level) against Middle Tennessee on Sept. 6, 2014 • rushed for 207 yards against San Jose State on Sept. 20, 2014 • ended career with 20 rushing touchdowns (13 in 2014 and 7 in 2013), which tied him for tenth all-time.

2014 • SENIOR SEASON: Started all 13 games and rushed 314 times (single-season record) for 1,626 yards (single-season record) and 13 touchdowns (tied for third most in a season) • had seven 100-yard rushing games (tied for second most in a single season) • caught 16 passes for 162 yards • completed one pass for 9 yards • named All-Big Ten Second Team by the coaches and media • received the team's Bronko Nagurski Award (team most valuable player) and Bruce Smith Award (outstanding offensive player) and was also named the Bob McNamara Offensive Back of the Year. Game-by-Game: Rushed 14 times for 71 yards and caught two passes for 22 yards against Eastern Illinois • rushed 29 times for a career-high 220 yards and two touchdowns against Middle Tennessee • his 220 yards were the 12th-most in single-game history for a Minnesota player and were the most rushing yards by a Gopher since Laurence Maroney rushed for 258 yards against Wiscosnin in 2005 • Cobb was named Big Ten Offensive Player of the Week by the conference, Big Ten Player of the Week by Athlon, Big Ten Offensive Player of the Week by College Sports Madness and the National Running Back of the Week by College Football Performance Awards after his 220-yard performance • rushed 15 times for 41 yards and caught one pass for 16 yards at TCU • rushed 34 times against San Jose State and rumbled for 207 yards and two touchdowns • had 233 yards of total offense (183 rushing yards on 32 carries and 50 receiving yards on three receptions) at Michigan • carried the ball 30 times for 97 yards and also caught one pass for five yards against Northwestern • carried the ball a career high 35 times and rushed for 194 yards and one touchdown against Purdue • rushed 22 times for 118 yards and two touchdowns at Illinois • gained 74 yards on 16 carries against Iowa • scored three touchdowns and rushed for 145 yards on 27 carries against Ohio State • rushed 15 times for 80 and one touchdown and also caught two passes for 29 yards at Nebraska before leaving the game with an injury • returned from injury at Wisconsin and rushed 25 times for 118 yards and one touchdown • broke Laurence Maroney's single-season rushing record of 1,464 yards with a first quarter 40-yard touchdown at Wisconsin • rushed 21 times for 81 yards, caught four passes for 33 yards and completed one pass for 9 yards against Missouri.

2013 • JUNIOR SEASON: Led team in rushing with 1,202 yards (12th all-time in program history and 27th in the nation last season) on 237 carries (10th all-time in program history and 18th in the nation last season) as he became the first Gopher to rush for more than 1,000 yards since Amir Pinnix in 2006 (1,272 yards) • tied for team lead in touchdowns with seven (all rushing) • finished season with 1,376 all-purpose yards (1,202 rushing and 174 receiving), which is the most for a Gopher since 2009 (most for a running back since 2006) and is tied for 16th all-time in program history • had six 100-yard rushing games (team was 5-1), which was the most by a Gopher since Laurence Maroney had eight in 2005 • had five 100-yard Big Ten rushing games, which was the most by a Gopher since Marion Barber III also had five in 2003 • rushed for more than 100 yards in wins against Northwestern, Nebraska, Indiana and Penn State to become the fourth Gopher back in the modern era to rush for more than 100 yards in four straight league games, joining Tellis Redmon in 2000, Thomas Hamner in 1999 (did it five straight Big Ten games) and Paul Giel in 1951 • third on team in receptions (17) and fourth in receiving yards (174) • led team with nine plays of 25 yards or more (seven rushing, two receiving) • received the Bruce Smith Award, as the team's most outstanding offensive player • honored with the Gary Tinsley Award for best embracing the underdog persona of Gary Tinsley and was also named the team's offensive back of the year. Game-by-Game: Rushed six times for 69 yards against UNLV, which included a career-long 60-yard scamper • rushed nine times for 56 yards and scored his first career touchdown at New Mexico State • scored two touchdowns while rushing 13 times for 82 yards against Western Illinois • caught one pass against Western Illinois for 10 yards and led the Gophers with 92 all-purpose yards • rushed 25 times for 125 yards and two touchdowns against San Jose State • rushed eight times for 20 yards in a reserve role against Iowa and rushed seven times for 22 yards at Michigan • carried the ball 20 times for 103 yards at Northwestern and also caught one pass for 21 yards • rushed 31 times for 138 yards against Nebraska • became first Gopher running back to rush for consecutive 100-yard games (at Northwestern, vs. Nebraska) since Pinnix in 2006 (113 yards at Michigan State and 119 yards against Iowa) • scored one touchdown and totaled 236 all-purpose yards at Indiana (career high 188 rushing, 48 receiving), which tied him for 24th all-time by a Gopher (most since Troy Stoudermire's 240 yards against Michigan State in 2009) • rushed 27 times for 139 yards and one touchdown against Penn State • totaled 82 yards (68 rushing, 14 receiving) against Wisconsin • carried the ball 27 times for 101 yards against the nation's then-No. 1 defense at Michigan State • totaled 103 yards (91 rushing, 12 receiving) against Syracuse.

2012 • SOPHOMORE SEASON: Played in five games • rushed one time at Iowa for eight yards and also caught one pass for three yards for his only stats of the season.

2011 • FRESHMAN SEASON: Played in three games • tallied 10 carries for 57 yards.

HIGH SCHOOL: A 2011 graduate of Ellison High School • named All District 12-5A following his senior season • was a three-year starter for the Eagles • rushed for nearly 3,000 yards in his high school career, going for 2,946 yards and 35 touchdowns • ran for nearly 1,400 yards with 17 touchdowns as a senior • had back-to-back 1,000-yard seasons, rushing for 1,209 yards and 14 TDs as a junior • coached by Buddy McBryde.

PERSONAL: Born June 3, 1993 • son of Caesar and Nina Cobb • cousin of Minnesota linebacker Damien Wilson.


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