Steelers trade for running back
Patrick Cobbs
Patrick Cobbs

Posted Sep 1, 2006


The Steelers traded for "Mean" Patrick Cobbs, a running back who led the New England Patriots in rushing this preseason. Cobbs is the all-time leading rusher for the North Texas Mean Green, the school "Mean" Joe Greene put on the football map some 38 years ago.

According to the Boston Globe, the Pittsburgh Steelers traded an undisclosed draft pick to the New England Patriots for 5-foot-8, 210-pound running back Patrick Cobbs.

Cobbs led the Patriots in rushing this preseason, but couldn't break onto the roster of a team that already had Corey Dillon, Laurence Maroney, Kevin Faulk and Heath Evans at halfback.

Cobbs rushed for 188 yards on 38 carries (4.9 avg.) and three touchdowns this preseason. He also caught seven passes for 115 yards and a touchdown.

In 2003, Cobbs led all Division 1-A rushers by averaging 152.7 yards per game. The super sophomore ripped off nine consecutive 100-yard games that season and set a Sun Belt Conference rushing record for rushing yards in a season.

Cobbs broke his thumb prior to his junior season, and then tore a knee ligament in the second game and missed the rest of the season. His replacement followed Cobbs as the national rushing champ that season, but Cobbs returned in 2005 to rush for 1,154 yards to lead the Sun Belt Conference.

Considered too small and slow, Cobbs wasn't drafted last April, but the ESPN The Magazine Second-Team Academic All-American proved his speed in pads this summer with an outstanding preseason for the Patriots.


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