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.
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