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Randall Cobb, Family 'Lucky To Be Alive' After Terrifying House Fire

Veteran NFL receiver Randall Cobb and his wife issued a joint statement saying that they are lucky to be alive after a fire engulfed their Nashville home.

Cobb's wife, Aiyda Cobb, said that a Tesla charger "caught fire in the garage late last night and quickly spread" through their home. She shared the news on Instagram.

"We got out of the house with nothing but the clothes on our back and no shoes on our feet," she wrote.

Randall and Aiyda have three young sons.

"I can't get the image of the brave firefighter getting into position out of my head; he didn't even have water to shoot yet. I truly thought the cars were going to explode and that we would lose him to this tragedy. He is a true hero," Cobb wrote. "Unfortunately we don't know how much, if anything, will be salvageable, but this has been a reminder that nothing is more important than the health of our family.

"We are grateful for our incredible community in Nashville, and the support from our close friends that have given us a temporary roof over our heads and shoulders to lean on."

The Cobbs also thanked the Nashville Fire Department for their "swift" action.


"The post to Instagram includes videos showing burned cars and extensive fire damage to the garage.

"Cobb, 33, played last season for the New York Jets and is a free agent. He played 10 of his first 12 seasons with the Green Bay Packers and ranks fifth in franchise history with 532 receptions, 10th in touchdown receptions (47) and 11th in receiving yards (6,316)."