DETROIT (Michigan News Source) – Friday, July 29, became a very hard day for Davenport University as the football team lost their brother in EyQuan Cobb. Cobb tragically lost his life as a by-stander in a drive-by shooting in Detroit.
The senior-to-be played three years as a defensive lineman and was in 10 games last year with eight tackles. Paul Lowden, executive director of athletics, says, “EyQuan was an example of a student-athlete who was a passionate contributor on the field and in the classroom. He was a player that modeled the attributes of leadership, commitment and hard work within our DU community. We hope that his family, friends and all those affected by his passing will find strength during this extremely challenging time.”
The 21-year old went to Detroit Central High School and was a sports management major.
“Words cannot express the pain felt right now. The Davenport football family is heartbroken to hear the news of our teammate and brother EyQuan. He was a light who always had a smile on his face. He was a hardworking student-athlete focused on graduation and success on the field. He was a committed teammate, a loyal friend, and a loving son and brother. He will be greatly missed by many,” says Davenport coach Sparky McEwen.