Patrick Cobbs
Patrick  Cobbs
Graduate Student

Tecumseh, OK

High School:
Tecumseh HS

Height / Weight:
5-9 / 189

Running Back


Running Down History

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The End Comes Way Too Soon

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Inducted into the North Texas Athletics Hall of Fame in 2010 ... Cobbs finished his career at North Texas as the school’s all-time leading rusher with 4,050 yards – making him only the 69th player in NCAA history to eclipse the 4,000-yard rushing mark ... Cobbs holds the North Texas and Sun Belt Conference career records for rushing yards (4,050), rushing touchdowns (36), rushing attempts (818) and all-purpose yards (5,255) ... Averaged 5.0 yards per carry over his career ... One of only two running backs ever at North Texas to have two, 1,000-yard rushing seasons ... Completed 2-of-3 passes with two touchdowns for a career pass efficiency rating of 407.1 ... Averaged 21.0 yards on 35 kickoff returns during his career ... The first running back at North Texas to lead the nation in rushing and scoring, which he did as a junior in 2003 ... Earned two undergraduate degrees at North Texas, a bachelor’s in Applied Arts and Science and a bachelor’s in Sociology.

Named first team all-Sun Belt Conference running back after leading the Sun Belt Conference in total rushing yards with 1,154 ... Named to the ESPN The Magazine Academic All-America second team after compiling a 3.3 cumulative GPA during his career ... Cobbs also led the conference in all-purpose yards with an average of 135.1 yards per game, which is 14 yards per-game better than his closest competitor ... In Sun Belt games, Cobbs led the league in rushing yards per game, averaging 127.9 – nearly 20 yards per-game more than his closest competitor ... His 159.0 all-purpose yards per game against league teams is the third-best in conference history ... Averaged 155.0 yards rushing in his last four games of the year, including a season-best 197 yards and three touchdowns against Louisiana- Lafayette ... Named the Sun Belt Conference Offensive Player of the Week following his performance in the season-opening win against Middle Tennessee.

Battled a series of season-ending injuries in preseason and through the first two games before taking a medical redshirt.

Led the nation in rushing (152.7 yards per game) and scoring (11.5 points per game) and ranked in the top six in rushing touchdowns (19) and all-purpose yards (1,771 yards) ... In his first season as the starting running back, he set three North Texas single-season rushing records and is in the top five in five different career records ... Holds the school record and currently has nine straight 100-yard rushing games ... Holds Sun Belt records for rushing yards in a season, and in a game, as well as rushing touchdowns in a game and longest rush from scrimmage ... Is the only back in the nation to have four 200-yard rushing games last season ... Team was 9-1 when he rushed for more than 100 yards ... Set the Sun Belt single-season mark and the North Texas school record with his 1,680 total yards rushing last season.

Played in all 13 games, rushing for 761 yards (second on the team) on 159 carries for 4.8 average ... His eight rushing touchdowns were second on the team, behind Kevin Galbreath’s nine ... Tied a school record with four rushing touchdowns and set a career-high with 128 yards against Louisiana-Monroe ... Was his only 100-yard rushing game of the season, although he carried for more than 80 yards twice ... Had a spectacular 27-yard touchdown run against Cincinnati in the New Orleans Bowl to give North Texas its first lead of the game at 10-7 ... Led the team in both kickoff return (24.4) and punt return (10.1) average ... Returned eight punts for 81 yards, highlighted by a long of 18 yards against both Louisiana Monroe and Idaho ... Returned nine kickoffs for 220 yards, including a long of 50-yards in the New Orleans Bowl.

Rushed for 399 yards and three touchdowns on 93 carries while playing in every game as a true freshman ... Had a season-high 112 yards on 20 carries and two touchdowns against Idaho, earning him Sun Belt Offensive Player of the Week honors ... His 50-yard scoring run against the Vandals was the longest touchdown run by a North Texas player in 2001 ... His only other scoring run of the season was a two-yard touchdown against Arkansas State ... His 399 rushing yards led all freshmen in the Sun Belt Conference ... Led all Mean Green running backs with nine receptions and his 18.8 yards per receptions was the best on the team ... His 18-yard reception on third down with less than a minute to play against New Mexico State sustained the game-winning drive where Scott Hall hooked up with George Marshall for a 32-yard touchdown with 18 seconds to play in the game ... Averaged 19.2 yards on 13 kickoff returns, including a long return of 39 yards against Louisiana-Monroe ... Was third on the team with 813 all-purpose yards ... One of only seven true freshmen to earn a letter.

High School/Personal
Was a two-way starter at running back and safety ... Rushed for 4,729 yards and 61 touchdowns in his career and had 313 career tackles and 16 interceptions ... As a senior, led Class 4A in rushing with 2,354 yards and 32 touchdowns and he averaged 8.1 yards per carry ... Was a first-team all-state pick by the Tulsa World and the Daily Oklahoman ... Rushed for 1,820 yards and 17 touchdowns as a junior ... Was also a first-team all-area pick at defensive back, registering 84 tackles and four interceptions as a senior ... Was tabbed as the 26th best recruit out of the state of Oklahoma by Joe Dickinson’s Fab 50 Recruiting ... Son of Stanley Cobbs and Linda Talton ... Born January 31, 1983 in Shawnee, Oklahoma.
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