Alf Cobb

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Alf Cobb
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Cobb from 1919 Syracuse yearbook
Position:Guard / Tackle
Personal information
Born:(1892-06-07)June 7, 1892
Athol, Massachusetts
Died:September 2, 1974(1974-09-02) (aged 82)
West Hartford, Connecticut
Height:5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Weight:210 lb (95 kg)
Career information
High school:Waltham (MA)
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Games played:21
Games started:16
Player stats at
Player stats at PFR

Alfred Russell Cobb (June 7, 1892 – September 12, 1974) was an American college and professional football player. Cobb played college football for Syracuse University, and later played professionally in the National Football League (NFL).

Cobb attended Syracuse University, where he played for the Syracuse Orange football team. In 1917 he was recognized as a consensus first-team All-American at the tackle position, having received first-team honors from International News Service (INS), News Enterprise Association (NEA), and Collier's Weekly (as selected by Walter Camp).[1]

Cobb played in the early days of the NFL, when it was still known as the American Professional Football Association (APFA), including for the Akron Pros and the Cleveland Bulldogs. As a member of the 1920 Akron Pros, Cobb was a member of the very first NFL Championship team.[2][3]

Over three APFA/NFL seasons, Cobb played in 21 games as a lineman, starting 16 of them.


  1. ^ 2014 NCAA Football Records Book, Award Winners , National Collegiate Athletic Association, Indianapolis, Indiana, pp. 4 & 14 (2014). Retrieved August 17, 2014.
  2. ^ "Alf Cobb". Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 17 August 2014.
  3. ^ Carroll, Bob (1982). "Akron Pros 1920" (PDF). Coffin Corner. 4 (12): 1–4. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2012-03-02.