Davenport football player EyQuan Cobb killed in Detroit shooting

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — The Davenport football crew is mourning the lack of considered one of their teammates.

Davenport University introduced on Sunday that EyQuan Cobb, a defensive lineman for the Panthers, died in a shooting in Detroit on Friday evening. Eyquan was 21 years outdated, simply days away from celebrating his twenty second birthday on Aug. 1.

“Words can’t categorical the ache felt proper now,” head football coach Sparky McEwen stated in a launch. “The Davenport football household is heartbroken to listen to the information of our teammate and brother EyQuan. He was a lightweight who all the time had a smile on his face. He was a hardworking student-athlete targeted on commencement and success on the sphere. He was a dedicated teammate, a loyal pal, and a loving son and brother. He might be enormously missed by many.”

“The lack of a student-athlete is all the time impactful, however the lack of EyQuan Cobb to a tragic and mindless act of gun violence is heartbreaking for our football crew, our athletic division and your complete DU campus,” athletic director Paul Lowden stated in the discharge. “EyQuan was an instance of a student-athlete who was a passionate contributor on the sphere and in the classroom. He was a player that modeled the attributes of management, dedication and onerous work inside our DU group. We hope that his household, mates and all these affected by his passing will discover energy throughout this extraordinarily difficult time.”

Cobb performed for the Panthers for 3 seasons after graduating from Detroit Central High School. He performed in 10 video games throughout his profession, with eight tackles.

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