Patrick Cobbs life and biography

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Patrick Cobbs biography

Date of birth : 1983-01-31
Date of death : -
Birthplace : Shawnee, Oklahoma
Nationality : American
Category : Sports
Last modified : 2010-11-04
Credited as : Football player NFL, running back for the Miami Dolphins, Pro Bowl/NFL Draft player

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Patrick enjoys working with troubled kids. In fact, his mother is a child therapist. During college, Patrick worked part-time in the Nelson Center, a juvenile facility in Denton, Texas, where he counseled kids ages 6-15. His work at the center was something from which he got a lot of self-gratification. “The kids really look forward to you coming in to see them,” Patrick says. “A lot of them need a father-figure in life and somebody that they can look up to in a positive manner.”

CAREER TRANSACTIONS

Spent 10 games on Miami’s practice squad before being activated to the team’s 53-man roster on December 2, 2006 ... Had signed with Miami’s practice squad on September 12, 2006 ... Was waived by the Steelers on September 8, 2006 ... Was traded by New England to Pittsburgh on September 1, 2006 for an undisclosed draft choice ... Went to camp with New England as an undrafted college free agent in 2006.

PRO

2010 - Has played in a reserve role all seven games this season ... For the preseason had 14 carries for 34 yards.

2009 - Played in five games before suffering a season-ending knee injury ... Finished with six rushes for 36 yards and added three catches for 23 yards ... Posted one tackle on special teams ... Had a career-high 361 kickoff return yards on 16 attempts ... Recorded two rushes for 23 yards (including a 19-yard run on his one Wildcat carry) and added one catch for eight yards vs. Indianapolis (9/21) ... Suffered knee injury vs. N.Y. Jets (10/12) ... Placed on injured reserve on Oct. 14.

2008 - Saw action in all 16 regular season games with two starting assignments ... Finished with 12 carries for 88 yards and one touchdown ... Added 19 catches for 275 yards and two touchdowns ... Also had eight kickoff returns for 189 yards, an average of 23.6 yards per return ... Tied for first on the team with 16 special team tackles ... Opened season with team-high two special teams tackles vs. N.Y. Jets (9/7) ... Turned in a career day with three catches for 138 yards and two touchdowns at Houston (10/12) ... Set career marks for receptions (3), yards (138) and touchdowns (2) ... His first touchdown reception was a 53-yard catch off a “Wildcat” formation when Ronnie Brown took a direct snap, handed it off to Ricky Williams, who handed it off to Chad Pennington, who threw the TD pass ... His second touchdown reception was an 80-yard catch and run from Chad Pennington off a screen pass ... It was the longest reception ever by a Dolphins running back, surpassing the previous long of a 74-yard TD catch by Stanley Pritchett from Dan Marino on Sept. 15, 1996 vs. the N.Y. Jets ... His 138 receiving yards marked the second most in Dolphins history by a running back behind Terry Kirby, who caught nine passes for 148 yards and a touchdown on December 19, 1993 vs. Buffalo ... Cobbs became the first Dolphins running back to have two touchdown receptions in a game since November 9, 1975 when Norm Bulaich had TD receptions of 59 and seven yards from Bob Griese vs. the N.Y. Jets ... Continued to be a threat out of the backfield with five catches for 64 yards vs. Baltimore (10/19) ... Scored the second rushing TD of his career vs. Oakland (11/16) on a day when he registered three carries for 23 yards, including the ten-yard scoring run ... In what was the coldest game in the history of the Dolphins at Kansas City (12/21), he led the team in rushing with two carries for 44 yards, including career-long 44-yard run on a reverse from Ronnie Brown off a “Wildcat” formation ... Also had two kickoff returns against the Chiefs for 115 yards, including a 60-yard return, the longest of his career ... It was also the longest Dolphins kickoff return since January 2, 2005 when Wes Welker had a 95-yard kickoff return for a touchdown at Baltimore ... Led the team with 55 receiving yards and added one carry for one yard during the AFC Wild Card playoff game vs. Baltimore (1/4/09).

2007 - Played in 14 games, all in a reserve role ... Was inactive for two contests ... Rushed for 47 yards and a touchdown on 15 carries and caught two passes for 20 yards ... Added five kickoff returns for 44 yards as well as four tackles on special teams ... Initial rush attempts of NFL career came vs. New England (10/21) when he carried the ball three times for 14 yards with a long run of 12 yards ... This included a 1-yard TD run in the fourth quarter ... Also had one reception for nine yards in the Patriots contest ... The following week against the Giants in London (10/28), ran for 19 yards on four carries ... Finished second on the team in the preseason with 105 yards rushing and two TDs on 27 attempts ... Also led the squad with 10 receptions for 59 yards.

2006 - Was inactive for his lone regular season game with the Steelers, in opener vs. Miami (9/7) ... Was on the Dolphins’ 53-man roster for five games ... Played in three games, all on special teams ... Was inactive for the final two contests ... Did not post any stats ... Made his NFL regular season debut in game vs. Jacksonville (12/3) ... In preseason with the Patriots, led the team in rushing with 188 yards and three touchdowns on 38 attempts ... Also caught seven passes for 115 yards and a TD.

COLLEGE

Was a four-year letterman (2001-03, 2005) at North Texas ... Finished his career as the school’s all-time leading rusher with 4,050 yards and 36 touchdowns on 818 attempts ... All three figures are school and Sun Belt Conference records, as are his 5,255 all-purpose yards ... Was a first-team All-Conference pick as a senior when he rushed for 1,154 yards ... Also was an Academic All-America second-team choice by ESPN The Magazine as he compiled a career 3.3 GPA ... Redshirted in 2004 after sustaining a season-ending knee injury in the second game of the season ... In 2003, rushed for a career-high 1,680 yards and 19 touchdowns on 307 carries ... All three figures are school single-season figures ... Also set a school record with nine straight 100-yard rushing games, including a career-best 249 yards (39 atts., 3 TDs) against Idaho ... Led the nation in rushing with an average of 152.7 yards per contest ... Earned degrees in applied arts and sciences and sociology.

PERSONAL

Married (Amanda) ... Attended Tecumseh (Okla.) High School, where he rushed for 4,729 yards and 61 touchdowns, while also recording 313 tackles and 16 interceptions from his safety spot in his career ... Was a first-team all-state choice as a senior when he led Class 4A in rushing with 2,354 yards and 32 touchdowns ... Was a first-team all-area pick at safety his senior season ... Enjoys playing golf in spare time ... Lists “300” as favorite movie, “Major League” as favorite sports movie, Denzel Washington as favorite actor, Halle Berry as favorite actress and Lil Wayne as favorite recording artist ... Has participated in the Miami Dolphins Foundation’s golf and fishing tournaments ... Shopped with a family in need selected by the Cooperative Feeding Program ... Read to kids at a Lee County, Fla., library ... Shopped with children in need from local schools as part of the Kids and Fins Publix Shopping Spree ... Born January 31, 1983 in Shawnee, Okla.

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