Cobb, Trevathan on Midseason All-America Teams

Oct. 20, 2010

LEXINGTON, Ky. – Junior wide receiver Randall Cobb and junior linebacker Danny Trevathan have been named to midseason All-America teams by Phil Steele’s College Football and CollegeFootballNews.com, while Cobb, Trevathan, senior tailback Derrick Locke, senior quarterback Mike Hartline, senior wide receiver Chris Matthews and sophomore offensive lineman Larry Warford are on the midseason All-Southeastern Conference team selected by Steele.  

Cobb and Trevathan headline the honors for Kentucky, with Cobb being named first-team midseason All-America by CFN and second team All-America by Steele.  Trevathan is second-team midseason All-America by CFN and fourth-team All-America by Steele.

Cobb leads the Wildcats in receiving this season with 40 catches for 446 yards and five touchdowns. He’s also rushed for 195 yards and three touchdowns, passed for three touchdowns and returned a punt for a TD.  The native of Alcoa, Tenn., has broken the UK career record for touchdowns with 33, getting the record-breaker in spectacular fashion – the game-winning 24-yard TD catch last Saturday with only 1:15 remaining against South Carolina.

Trevathan is putting up impressive numbers for Kentucky this year at linebacker. The native of Leesburg, Fla., leads the Southeastern Conference in tackles with 70 and leads UK in tackles-for-loss with nine. The junior also has one sack, two pass breakups and two forced fumbles on the year. Trevathan has led UK in tackling six of its seven games this season, including a career high 17 tackles against Auburn.

Cobb and Trevathan were also named midseason first-team All-SEC along with Locke. Warford was named to the second team as an offensive guard, while Cobb is a second team punt returner. Hartline and Matthews are on the third team.

CollegeFootballNews.com 2010 Midseason All-America Team:
First Team Offense:
Randall Cobb – Wide receiver (statistics above)

Second Team Defense:
Danny Trevathan – Linebacker (statistics above)

Phil Steele’s College Football 2010 Midseason All-America Team:
Second Team Offense:
Randall Cobb – Wide receiver

Fourth Team Defense:
Danny Trevathan – Linebacker

Phil Steele’s College Football 2010 Midseason All-SEC Team:
First Team Offense:
Derrick Locke – Running back (108 carries for 574 yards, 7 TD; 24 receptions for 225 yards)
Randall Cobb – Wide receiver

First Team Defense:
Danny Trevathan – Linebacker

Second Team Offense:
Larry Warford – Offensive guard
Randall Cobb – Punt returner (17 returns for 166 yards and one TD)

Third Team Offense:
Mike Hartline – Quarterback (Completed 157 of 230 passes, 68.3 percent, for 1,791 yards and 13 TD)
Chris Matthews – Wide receiver (33 receptions for 482 yards and 6 TD)

Wednesday Practice Report: The Wildcats practiced for just over two hours Wednesday, clad in shoulder pads, helmets and shorts. Kentucky was without several starters because of injuries, including senior tailback Derrick Locke, senior defensive end DeQuin Evans and sophomore cornerback Martavius Neloms.

Locke is still suffering for a shoulder stinger, while Evans was also battling a shoulder issue. UK head coach Joker Phillips said that the team is preparing as if the two veterans will not be available for Saturday’s game. Neloms practiced some Wednesday and is expected to be fine for Saturday’s game.

South Carolina Comeback the Biggest in School History:
Kentucky’s rally from an 18-point halftime deficit to defeat South Carolina on Saturday is the biggest comeback in school history, according to box scores available since 1946.

UK trailed USC 28-10 at halftime, but got three second-half touchdown passes from Mike Hartline, including the 24-yard game-winner to Randall Cobb with 1:15 to play.  Meanwhile, the Wildcat defense kept the Gamecocks off the scoreboard in the second half for a 31-28 triumph.

The previous record was a 17-point deficit in three comeback wins:

•    Oct. 18, 2008: UK trailed Arkansas 17-0 at the 9:45 mark of the third quarter.  Hartline threw three TD passes, including two to Cobb in the last 4:15 of the game, to pull out a 21-20 win.

•    Oct. 25, 2003: UK trailed Mississippi State 17-0 at the 12:10 mark of the second quarter.  UK responded with 42 unanswered points for a 42-17 win.

•    Sept. 19, 1998: UK trailed Indiana 20-3 with 40 seconds left in the second quarter and also 27-10 at the 12:39 mark of the third quarter when the Wildcats got three-straight touchdowns for a 31-27 victory.

Less Than 50 Tickets Available for Georgia: Fewer than 50 tickets remain for the Georgia game. Tickets cost $46 and are available:

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