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87  Bookie Cobbins
Bookie Cobbins

Class:
Sophomore

Hometown:
New Orleans, La.

High School:
McDonogh 35

Height / Weight:
6-0 / 187

Position:
Wide Receiver

Experience:
1L


03/31/2012

Phillips Pleased with Saturday's Practice/Scrimmage

Quarterbacks Combine for Four TD Passes

11/03/2011

Phillips Names Maxwell Smith Starting Quarterback

Kentucky Football Notebook

Hoping to earn more playing time after getting his first game action last season ... Moved from quarterback to wide receiver in the spring of 2011 in order to help get his speedy talents on the field ... Has shown ability to make people miss when he gets his hands on the ball.

2012 (Redshirt Freshman): Played in two games, the win over Kent State and at Tennessee.

2011 (Freshman): Redshirted at quarterback.

High School: Combined a strong passing arm with excellent athletic ability ... The nation's No. 26 dual-threat quarterback and the No. 28 overall prospect in Louisiana by Rivals.com ... Played at McDonogh 35 High School in New Orleans ... Played four games his senior year before sustaining a season-ending injury ... Accounted for 10 passing and rushing touchdowns in the four games ... Had a big junior season, throwing for 1,308 and 15 touchdowns while running for 266 yards and seven TDs ... Named All-Metro New Orleans as a junior ... Invited to three all-star games following his senior season but was unable to attend while recovering from his injury ... Outstanding physical tools include running the 40-yard dash in 4.4 seconds, a 315-pound bench press and 38-inch vertical jump ... Coached by Wayne Reese ... "Bookie is a player who wants to excel at the highest level," Reese said. "He combines natural athletic ability with working hard and being coachable." ... Fine track athlete who ran in the 200-meter dash and three relay events ... His 4x400-meter relay won the state indoor championship his junior and senior year ... Honor-roll student.

Personal: Name is pronounced "BOO-kee," rhymes with "Pookie" ... Born in New Orleans ... Son of Angela Cobbins ... Had two brothers playing college football, Carl at Grambling and Cornell at Arkansas Baptist ... Currently enrolled in undergraduate studies.

Community Cats: Participated with the Big Blue U Move-In (2011) ... Helped with an event for God's Pantry (2012).

Bookie Says ... If I could pick one NFL player to model my game after, it would be: Randall Cobb ... Other than the NFL, my dream job is: club promotion ... The coolest thing about UK is: CATS ... The one thing I like most about football is: The speed of the game ... My hidden talent is: I know how to cook.

2014 National Signing Day Commonwealth Stadium