News for Public Officials

Famous People from Texas > Lubbock County People > Sonny Cumbie
Famous People from Lubbock County Texas

 

Sonny Cumbie

Born Sonny Jack Cumbie August 8, 1981 in Abilene Texas, Cumbie was the starting quarterback for Texas Tech in Lubbock Texas during the 2004 season, where he led the nation in passing and total offense, a win in the 2004 Holiday Bowl, and MVP honors for the game. In 2009, Cumbie began his coaching career at Texas Tech as a graduate assistant under head coach Mike Leach where he was in charge of the defensive scout team and coaching the quarterbacks.

Cumbie attended Snyder High School in Snyder, Texas, and was a three-sport letterman in football, basketball, and baseball. In football, as a senior, he won first team All-District honors, Honorable Mention All-South Plains honors, and was named the District MVP. He walked on at Texas Tech, where he had enrolled as a student. Cumbie was on the scout team during the 2000 season, and earned a scholarship to be on the team prior to the 2001 season.

In 2004 Cumbie led the Raiders to 7 Regular season wins. He finished the regular season as the national leader in passing yards and passing offense, and became the third straight Red Raider quarterback to lead the nation in passing.

After completing his college career, Cumbie was not drafted in the 2005 draft but was signed as a free agent by the Indianapolis Colts and later released. In 2006. Cumbie then joined the Los Angeles Avengers in the Arena Football League. He started 12 games his first season as a rookie, and won Rookie of the Year. Cumbie was invited back to the NFL by the Baltimore Ravens and signed a free agent contract in 2006 but was released. He returned as the Avengers starting quarterback in 2007.Cumbie led the Avengers to the playoffs while throwing for 83 touchdown passes and 4,370 yards. After the AFL folded in 2009, Cumbie joined the San Angelo Stampede of the Indoor Football League as the head coach and director or player personnel. Cumbie then became the starting quarterback for the team and led the team to the playoffs and a playoff win.

 
Related Articles
Famous People from Lubbock County TexasMore Lubbock County People
Lubbock County Estates with Unclaimed Inheritances

Lubbock County Unclaimed EstatesList of Lubbock County Unclaimed Inheritances

Know the Heirs? Let them know See the full list

 
Famous People from Midland County TexasMore Famous People from Midland Tx
 
Famous People from Lynn County TexasPeople from Lynn County Texas and Their Amazing achievments
 
Famous People from Floyd County TexasMore Famous People from Floyd County Texas
 
Famous People from Dickens County TexasMore Famous People from Dickens County Texas
 
Famous People from Motley County TexasMore People from Motley County Texas
 
Texas Estates with Unclaimed Assets Waiting to be ClaimedTexas is Selling It's Unclaimed Property
 Loneliest, Least Populated Counties in Texas
Amazing Texas Land for Sale TodayEstate Sale Finds in Texas
 

Sonny Cumbie Collectibles and Memorabilia

 

Lubbock County Treasures

Rare Artifacts, Memorabilia, Ancestry and History Records from Lubbock, Shallowater, Idalou, New Deal, Slaton and Wolfforth.

See All Lubbock County Treasures

 

Books about Lubbock County People and Places

Haunted Lubbock: True Ghost Stories from the Hub of the Plains

Lubbock Stories: Personal Remembrances from the Hub City

Historic Lubbock County: An Illustrated History

PINKIE: A West Texas Legend

A place set apart: The history of Ransom Canyon

Remembering Slaton, Texas: Centennial Stories, 1911-2011

. . . see more

 

 

Davick Services | News For Public Officials | TXDILAR.com | Privacy Policy