Jacob Cowing

American football player (born 2001)

American football player
Jacob Cowing
No. 83 – San Francisco 49ers
Position:Wide receiver
Personal information
Born: (2001-02-04) February 4, 2001 (age 23)
Phoenix, Arizona, U.S.
Height:5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)
Weight:168 lb (76 kg)
Career information
High school:Maricopa
(Maricopa, Arizona)
College:Texas-El Paso (2019–2021)
Arizona (2022–2023)
NFL draft:2024 / Round: 4 / Pick: 135
Career history
  • San Francisco 49ers (2024–present)
Roster status:Active
Career highlights and awards
  • First-team All-Conference USA (2021)
  • Second-team All-Conference USA (2020)
Player stats at PFR

Jacob Henry Cowing (born February 4, 2001) is an American football wide receiver for the San Francisco 49ers of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football for UTEP before transferring to Arizona.

Early life and high school

Jacob Cowing grew up in Maricopa, Arizona, and attended Maricopa High School. As a senior, he had 28 receptions for 872 yards and 10 touchdowns.[1] Cowing committed to play college football at UTEP, which was his only Division I FBS offer.[2]

College career

Cowing became a starter at wide receiver during his freshman season and caught 31 passes with a team-leading 550 receiving yards and three touchdown receptions.[3] He was named second team All-Conference USA as a sophomore after leading the Miners with 41 receptions for 691 yards and three touchdowns.[4] Cowing was named first team All-Conference USA after catching 69 passes for 1,354 yards and seven touchdowns in his junior season.[5] After the season, he entered the NCAA transfer portal.[6]

Cowing ultimately transferred to Arizona.[7] He was named to the watchlist for the Fred Biletnikoff Award entering his first season at Arizona.[8]

Professional career

Pre-draft measurables
Height Weight Arm length Hand span 40-yard dash 10-yard split 20-yard split 20-yard shuttle Three-cone drill Vertical jump Broad jump Bench press
5 ft 8+38 in
(1.74 m)
168 lb
(76 kg)
29+14 in
(0.74 m)
9 in
(0.23 m)
4.38 s 1.54 s 2.54 s 4.32 s 7.02 s 36.0 in
(0.91 m)
10 ft 1 in
(3.07 m)
13 reps
All values from NFL Combine/Pro Day[9][10]

On April 27, 2024, Cowing was drafted by the San Francisco 49ers with the 135th pick in the 2024 NFL Draft. The 49ers initially were supposed to draft 131st overall, until the pick was deferred 4 spots below.[11][12][13]

References

  1. ^ "Rams named all-region; Cowing honored in 3 positions". Maricopa Monitor. November 26, 2018. Retrieved August 8, 2022.
  2. ^ Olson, Max (April 7, 2022). "From UTEP to Arizona, a dad in the portal". The Athletic. Retrieved August 8, 2022.
  3. ^ "National leader Cowing leads receiver revival for UTEP Miners". El Paso Times. September 30, 2020. Retrieved August 8, 2022.
  4. ^ Broaddus, Adrian. "Several UTEP Football Players Receive All Conference Honors". 600 ESPN El Paso. Retrieved August 8, 2022.
  5. ^ Boynton, Eric (January 4, 2022). "South Carolina misses out on top wide receiver transfer after landing in his final five". Greenville News. Retrieved August 8, 2022.
  6. ^ Chavez, Felix F. (December 21, 2021). "UTEP star receiver Jacob Cowing enters transfer portal". El Paso Times. Retrieved August 8, 2022.
  7. ^ Spears, Justin (January 3, 2022). "UTEP star Jacob Cowing transferring to Arizona Wildcats". Arizona Daily Star. Retrieved August 8, 2022.
  8. ^ "Arizona WR Jacob Cowing named to Biletnikoff Award watch list". Arizona Daily Star. July 21, 2022. Retrieved June 9, 2024.
  9. ^ "Jacob Cowing Draft and Combine Prospect Profile". NFL.com. Retrieved March 13, 2024.
  10. ^ "2024 NFL Draft Scout Jacob Cowing College Football Profile". DraftScout.com. Retrieved March 13, 2024.
  11. ^ DeAngelis, Vincent (April 27, 2024). "49ers select Arizona's Jacob Cowing in 2024 NFL Draft". Arizona Sports. Retrieved April 27, 2024.
  12. ^ "49ers select Jacob Cowing with No. 135 pick in 2024 draft". NFL.com. Retrieved April 27, 2024.
  13. ^ Pedersen, Brian J. (April 27, 2024). "NFL Draft: Arizona WR Jacob Cowing picked in fourth round by 49ers". Arizona Desert Swarm. Retrieved April 27, 2024.

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  • Arizona Wildcats bio
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