Cobb Tabbed for SEC All-Freshman Team

Dec. 18, 2008

LEXINGTON, Ky. – Rivals.com has selected its Southeastern Conference All-Freshman Team for the 2008 season and Kentucky’s Randall Cobb was selected as the team’s quarterback and punt returner.

In addition to QB and punt returns, Cobb also has seen action at wide receiver in 2008. His season statistics include:

  • Passing – 52 completions in 95 attempts, 542 yards, two touchdowns
  • Rushing – 79 attempts for 316 net yards, tied for the team lead with seven rushing TDs
  • Receiving – 21 catches for 197 yards and two touchdowns
  • Punt Returns – 11 for 92 yards, an 8.4-yard average

This is the second post-season honor for Cobb, a true freshman from Alcoa, Tenn. He also was elected the quarterback on the Coaches’ All-SEC Team.

Cobb played a key role in Kentucky’s SEC victories over Arkansas and Mississippi State. Against the Razorbacks, he caught two touchdown passes in the final 4:15 of the game to give the Wildcats a dramatic 21-20 victory, tying the school record for the largest fourth-quarter comeback in UK history. At Mississippi State, he made his first collegiate start at quarterback and guided the Cats to a 14-13 win. It is the first time that a true freshman QB led Kentucky to an SEC road win since freshmen became eligible in the early 1970s.

Cobb holds another distinction in being the only player in the nation who is currently his team’s starting quarterback and primary punt returner.

It is uncertain, however, if Cobb will be able to perform those roles in the AutoZone Liberty Bowl. He had arthroscopic surgery to repair knee cartilage on Dec. 2. He is listed as doubtful to participate in the bowl game.