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18  Randall Cobb
Randall Cobb

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Alcoa, Tenn.

High School:
Alcoa

Height / Weight:
5-11 / 186

Position:
Wide Receiver/Quarterback

Experience:
2L


  • All-SEC first team by Associated Press, ESPN.com (2009)
  • All-SEC second team by Phil Steele's College Football (2009)
  • UK Most Valuable Player as voted by teammates (2009)
  • UK Most Outstanding Offensive Player by UK coaches (2009)
  • UK Most Inspirational Offensive Player as voted by teammates (2009)
  • National Punt Returner of the Week by the College Football Performance Awards for the ULM game (2009)
  • SEC All-Freshman Team by SEC coaches (2008)
  • UK Most Outstanding First-Year Player by UK coaches (2008)
  • SEC Freshman of the Week vs. Arkansas by the SEC office (2008)

One of the nation's most versatile performers ... Dynamic playmaker at wide receiver, quarterback, punt returner and kickoff returner ... Sees action primarily as a wide receiver and also plays quarterback in what one reporter nicknamed the "WildCobb" formation ... Also holds for placekicks ... has scored four game-winning fourth-quarter touchdowns during his career ... Has played in 23 career games, with 20 starts ... Throws left-handed ... Very active in community service, see list at end of this bio.

2009 (Sophomore): First-team All-SEC as an all-purpose player by The Associated Press and ESPN.com ... Won team awards as UK's Most Valuable Player, Most Outstanding Offensive Player and Most Inspirational Offensive Player ... Ranked second in the SEC in touchdowns, third in punt returns, fourth in all-purpose yardage and seventh in scoring ... Also would have ranked fifth in the league in kickoff returns, but did not have enough returns to qualify ... Led the team in receiving with 39 catches for 447 yards and four touchdowns ... Had seven catches for a career-best 96 yards in the opener vs. Miami (Ohio) ... Had three game-winning touchdowns in the fourth quarter -- a 12-yard TD catch with 4:28 remaining vs. Louisville; a four-yard run at Auburn with 3:17 left that was set up by his own career-long 61-yard run; and a one-yard run at Georgia with 9:55 to go in the game ... Scored 15 total touchdowns, second on the UK single-season list ... Second on the team in rushing with 573 yards and 10 TDs ... Reached the century mark with 109 rushing yards at Auburn and 101 vs. Tennessee ... Returned 24 punts for 308 yards, including a 73-yard TD jaunt against ULM ... Averaged 26.5 yards on kickoff returns ... Averaged 139.4 all-purpose yards per game, with a career-high 237 all-purpose vs. Mississippi State.

2008 (Freshman): Named to the SEC All-Freshman team at quarterback ... Played in 11 games, starting four games at wide receiver and then the last four games of the regular season at quarterback ... Won his first QB start at Mississippi State and is believed to be the first UK true freshman QB to start and and win an SEC road game since freshmen became eligible in the early 1970s ... Rushed for a season-high 82 yards and three touchdowns vs. Georgia ... Threw for a career-best 144 yards vs. Vanderbilt ... Playing in the Arkansas game as a wide receiver, he caught two touchdown passes in the final 4:15 to give the Wildcats a dramatic 21-20 come-from-behind victory over the Razorbacks ... Wore uniform No. 12 in the Arkansas game as a tribute to Dicky Lyons, who had suffered a season-ending injury the previous week ... Was named SEC Freshman of the Week for his effort vs. Arkansas ... By the end of the season, was the only player in the nation who was the team's starting quarterback and punt returner ... Missed all of one game and most of two others because of a high ankle sprain sustained vs. Middle Tennessee.

­­­High School: Named "Mr. Football" for Class AA in Tennessee ... Dual-threat quarterback from perennial power Alcoa HS ... Alcoa won four-consecutive state championships, the last two with Cobb at the offensive controls as the starting QB ... Team posted a 27-3 mark during his two campaigns as a starter ... As a senior, completed 89 of 139 passes (64.0 percent) for 1,765 yards, 22 touchdowns, and only two interceptions ... Rushed for 793 yards, a 9.0-yard average per carry, and 13 touchdowns ... During his junior season, threw for 1,893 yards, 25 TDs, and just four interceptions ... All-state as a junior and senior ... Coached by Gary Rankin ... One of the top-11 prospects in Tennessee by the Orlando (Fla.) Sentinel ... One of the top-20 prospects in Tennessee, according to Rivals.com ... Four-year member of the track team, competing in the 100- and 200-meter dashes, along with the 4x100- and 4x200-meter relays ... Finished third in the state in the 100 his senior year, with a best time of 10.75 seconds ... Clocked a personal-best 21.89 in the 200 ... His 4x100 relay unit was second in the state his junior year ... An all-district basketball player as a junior ... Honor-roll student ... Named to Who's Who Among American High School Students.

Personal: Born in Maryville, Tenn. ... Son of Randall Sr. and Tina Cobb ... A cousin, Shannon Mitchell, played football for Georgia and the NFL's San Diego Chargers ... Another cousin, Billy Williams, played football at Tennessee and the NFL's St. Louis Rams ... Major is community communications and leadership development.

Community Cats: Participated in events at Leestown Middle School (2008), Pine Meadows Healthcare (2008), Shriner's Hospital (2009, 2010), Cardinal Hill Hospital (2009), a youth football league (2009), Read Across America (2010), Relay for Life (2010) and the UK Hospital Dance Blue fundraiser (2010).

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