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We have everything you need to know about Randall Cobb in this biography and performance breakdown from NFL Scouting. The three-year player finished as the SEC's single-season record-holder in all-purpose yardage.

Randall Cobb JR.

Wide Receiver/Running Back/Return Specialist

University of Kentucky Wildcats

#18

5:10.6-190

Alcoa, Tennessee

Alcoa High School

While most of the media's attention was focused on A.J. Green of Georgia and Julio Jones of Alabama, Kentucky's Randall Cobb caught the eye of scouts across the National Football League. The Wildcats receiver established himself as one of the most versatile threats in the nation, and opposing defensive coordinators had to have this dynamic playmaker accounted for, no matter where he lined up on the field.

Cobb arrived at Kentucky as a quarterback before the team moved him to wide receiver. In addition to catching the football, Cobb also served as the team's punt and kickoff return specialist, as well as their placeholder on field goals. In an effort to get him the more touches, Kentucky started running Cobb out of the "Wildcat" formation. He experienced so much success out of that formation that the team has dubbed their version the "WildCobb."

In 35 career games at Kentucky, Cobb accumulated 4,674 all-purpose yards and ranks fourth all-time at the school in that category. His mark is surpassed only by Derek Abney (5,856; 2000-03), Rafael Little (5,343; 2004-07) and former teammate Derrick Locke (4,973; 2007-current). In 2010, Cobb set the Southeastern Conference season record for all-purpose yardage with 2,396 yards, breaking the previous mark of 2,310 yards by Darren McFadden of Arkansas in 2007.

The Kentucky performer twice set the school's season-record for average yards per play, gaining 9.84 yards per touch in 2009 before posting an impressive 12.10 yards each attempt in 2010. As a receiver, Cobb ranks eighth all-time at Kentucky with 1,483 yards, while his 126 receptions place ninth on the school's career record list. He's also managed 1,265 yards on the ground, placing 23rd on the Wildcats' all-time rushing list, despite having just 220 carries. Even more impressive, Cobb broke the Mark Higgs' school record (5.43; 1984-87) by averaging 5.75 yards per carry in his career (min. 200 carries).

Cobb excelled as a student-athlete at Alcoa High School. He was an All-District basketball player as a junior and a four-year member of the track team. He finished third in the state in the 100-meter dash during his senior year with a best time of 10.75 seconds. He was also an Honor Roll student in the classroom.

On the gridiron, Cobb earned All-State honors as Alcoa's starting quarterback during his final two prep seasons. The Tornadoes won four consecutive state championships, the final two coming with Cobb under center while the dual-threat passer led his teams to a 27-3 two-year overall record.

As a senior, Cobb was named "Mr. Football" for Class AA in Tennessee after completing 89-of-139 pass attempts (64.03%) for 1,765 yards, 22 touchdowns and two interceptions. He added 793 yards and 13 more scores on the ground. The Orlando Sentinel listed him as one of the top 11 prospects from the state of Tennessee. He was given a three-star rating by Rivals.com, as that recruiting service listed him as the 18th-best prospect from the state of Tennessee. Scout.com listed him as a two-star prospect and ranked him as the nation's 99th-best cornerback recruit.

Cobb committed to play football for the University of Kentucky in the summer leading up to his senior season. "All the people up there are down-to-earth," he said. "When I went to camp, I loved all the coaches. My family loved the people up there. I just loved everything up there in Lexington." Despite a late push by the University of Tennessee, the prep standout did not waiver on his commitment.

Cobb enrolled at Kentucky in 2008 and immediately began contributing to the offense in a variety of ways. He played in 10 games, missing three contests due to injury, and started four contests at wide receiver, the first coming in the second week of the season vs. Norfolk State. He finished with 197 yards and two touchdowns on 21 receptions (9.38 ypc), and added 92 yards on 11 kickoff returns (8.36 avg).

Cobb also saw significant time at quarterback, and even challenged Mike Hartline for a starting role. He managed to start the final four games of the regular season under center and ended his freshman year with 542 aerial yards, two touchdowns and five interceptions on 52-of-99 passing (52.53%). He also placed second on the team with 316 yards and a team-high seven touchdowns on 79 carries (4.0 ypc). He was named to the Southeastern All-Freshman team by the league's coaches and was honored as the Wildcats' Most Outstanding First-Year Player by Kentucky's staff.

As a sophomore in 2009, Cobb moved to receiver full-time, but saw significant action at quarterback in the "Wildcat" formation. He won team awards as Kentucky's Most Valuable Player, Most Inspirational Offensive Player and Most Outstanding Offensive Player. He was also an All-SEC First-Team selection as an all-purpose player. Cobb started 11-of-12 games, missing only the Eastern Kentucky contest with a sprained thumb.

The second-year receiver led the Wildcats with 39 receptions for 447 yards (11.46 ypc) and four touchdowns. He ranked second on the team with 573 yards on 94 carries (6.10 ypc) and led Kentucky with 10 touchdowns. He also completed 5-of-13 pass attempts (38.46%) for 89 yards, and returned 13 kickoffs for 345 yards (26.54 avg) and 24 punts for 308 yards (12.83 avg) and one touchdown.

Cobb accumulated 1,673 all-purpose yards on 170 plays (9.84 avg), and his average of 139.42 all-purpose yards per game ranked 32nd nationally. His 15 total touchdowns tied Artose Pinner (2002) and Craig Yeast (1998) for second on Kentucky's season-record list behind Moe Williams (17; 1995). He also scored 90 points, ranking third on the Wildcats' annual record chart behind Williams (102; 1995) and Lones Seiber (99; 2007).

Cobb emerged as one of the nation's elite all-purpose threats in 2010. The junior ranked second in the NCAA with 184.31 all-purpose yards per game and earned a first-team All-America selection as an all-purpose player by the Associated Press. He was also a first-team All-SEC choice as an all-purpose player and a second-team pick as a wide receiver. He finished as a finalist for the Paul Hornung Award (Most Versatile Player) and a semifinalist for the Biletnikoff Award (Top Wide Receiver).

Cobb started 12-of-13 games and set a conference season-record with 2,396 all-purpose yards. He led the team with 84 receptions for 1,017 yards (12.11 ypc) and seven touch-downs, adding 424 yards and five scores on 55 carries (7.71 ypc). Cobb also returned 31 kickoffs for 736 yards (23.74 avg) and 28 punts for 219 yards (7.82 avg) and one touch-down. He also completed 5-of-10 pass attempts for 58 yards and three more scores.

At season's end, Cobb announced he would forgo his final season of eligibility at Kentucky and declared for the 2011 NFL Draft. "This decision has been waiting on me for awhile, and as hard as it was, I had to make the best decision for me, and I felt it was my time to go and pursue my dream to play in the NFL," Cobb said. "As hard as this is for me, I feel as if I am physically and mentally ready for the next level, and also I had positive feedback from the NFL evaluations."Cobb was named a midseason All-America first-team selection by College Football News.com and a second-team choice by Phil Steele's College Football. He was named one of 10 semifinalists the Biletnikoff Award, presented annually to the nation's top wide receiver. Cobb has also garnered Paul Hornung's Most Versatile Performance of the Week notices on five occasions.

Career notes

Cobb started 31-of-35 games at Kentucky, with 27 starts at coming at wide receiver and four at quarterback…Caught 144 passes for 1,661 yards (11.53 ypc) and 13 touchdowns… Carried 228 times for 1,313 yards (5.76 ypc) and 22 touchdowns…Returned 63 punts for 619 yards (9.82 avg) and two touchdowns, and 44 kickoffs for 1,081 yards (24.57 avg)… Also completed 62-of-122 pass attempts (50.82%) for 689 yards, five touchdowns and five interceptions…Accumulated 4,674 all-purpose yards on 479 plays (9.76 avg), averaging 133.54 all-purpose yards per game…Cobb scored 226 career points, tying for fourth on Kentucky's career scoring list with Taylor Begley (2002-05) behind Lones Seiber (305; 1006-09), Joey Worley (246; 1984-87) and Seth Hanson (232; 2000-01)…Scored 90 points in 2009, ranking third on the school's season-record chart behind Moe Williams (102; 1995) and Lones Seiber (99; 2007)…Scored 15 total touchdowns in 2009, tying Artose Pinner (2002) and Craig Yeast (1998) for second on Kentucky's season-record list behind Moe Williams (17; 1995)…Cobb's 1,661 receiving yards rank sixth on Kentucky's career receiving yards list…His 1,017 receiving yards in 2010 place fifth on the school's season- record list behind Craig Yeast (1,311 in 1998), Steve Johnson (1,041 in 2007), Keenan Burton (1,036 in 2006) and James Whalen (1,019 in 1999)…Cobb's 144 career receptions rank fifth in Kentucky annals behind Craig Yeast (208; 1995-98), Derek Abney (197; 2000-03), Anthony White (194; 1996-99) and Keenan Burton (189; 2003-07)…His 84 receptions in 2010 are topped only by James Whalen (90 in 1999) and Craig Yeast (85 in 1998) on the Wildcats' annual record list…His 13 receptions vs. Tennessee in 2010 are surpassed only by Craig Yeast (16 vs. Vanderbilt in 1998) on the school's game-record chart…Cobb ranks fourth on Kentucky's career all-purpose yards list with 4,674 yards, surpassed only by Derek Abney (5,856; 2000-03), Rafael Little (5,343; 2004-07) and current teammate Derrick Locke (4,973; 2007-2010)…Cobb set the Southeastern Conference season-record for all-purpose yardage with 2,396 yards in 2010, breaking the old mark of 2,310 yards by Darren McFadden of Arkansas in 2007…Also set a school record with an average of 12.10 yards per play, breaking his previous mark of 9.84 in 2009…Cobb has 1,313 rushing yards for his career, placing 22nd on the school's all-time rushing list…Broke Mark Higgs' school record (5.43; 1984-87) with an average of 5.76 yards per rushing attempt.

2010 season

All-American first-team selection as an all-purpose player by The NFL Draft Report and the Associated Press…All-Southeastern Conference first-team choice as an all-purpose player and second-team pick as a wide receiver by the league's coaches…Finalist for the Paul Hornung Award, presented annually to the most versatile player in college football…Semi-finalist for the Biletnikoff Award (nation's top wide receiver)…Member of the Maxwell Award (top college football player) Watch List…Started 12-of-13 games and led the team with 84 receptions for 1,017 yards (12.11 ypc) and seven touchdowns…His average of 78.23 receiving yards per game ranked third in the Southeastern Conference and 32nd nationally…His average of 6.46 receptions per game led the SEC and placed 18th in the nation…Caught 84-of-122 passes targeted to him (68.85%), as the opposition managed to deflect 16 of those pass attempts (13.11%)…51 of his catches produced first downs (60.71%), as he converted 21-of-42 third-down throws (50%) and 1-of-3 fourth-down tosses (33.33%)…Gained at least 10 yards on 42 receptions (50%), including 10 that went for 20 yards or longer (11/91%)…In addition to his seven touchdowns, Cobb had crucial catches that set up nine Kentucky touchdown drives and five others that resulted in field goals… Ranked second on the team with 424 yards and five touchdowns on 55 carries (7.71 ypc)…Produced 28 first-down runs (50.91%), as he converted 5-of-6 third-down carries (83.33%) and 5-of-5 fourth-down attempts…11 of his carries went for gains of at least 10 yards (20%), including four that went for 20 yards or longer (7.27%)…In addition to his five touchdowns, Cobb had crucial carries that set up five Kentucky touchdown drives and another that ended in a field goal...It took more than one defender to bring him down on 14-of-50 non-touchdowns runs (28%)…Registered 12 of his carries inside the red zone (21.82%), including four on goal-line plays (7.27%)…Completed 5-of-10 pass attempts (50%) for 58 yards and three touchdowns…Returned 31 kickoffs for 736 yards (23.74 avg) and 28 punts for 219 yards (7.82 avg) and one touchdown…His average of 23.74 yards per kickoff return placed seven in the conference and 66th nationally, while his average of 7.82 yards per punt return ranked eighth in the league and 44th in the NCAA…Ranked second in the country with an average of 184.31 all-purpose yards per game…His 1,017 receiving yards place fifth on the school's season-record list behind Craig Yeast (1,311 in 1998), Steve Johnson (1,041 in 2007), Keenan Burton (1,036 in 2006) and James Whalen (1,019 in 1999)…His 84 receptions are topped only by James Whalen (90 in 1999) and Craig Yeast (85 in 1998) on the Kentucky's annual record list…His 13 receptions vs. Tennessee are surpassed only by Craig Yeast (16 vs. Vanderbilt in 1998) on the school's game-record chart…Cobb set the Southeastern Conference season-record for all-purpose yardage with 2,396 all-purpose yards, breaking the old mark of 2,310 yards by Darren McFadden of Arkansas in 2007…Earned SEC Outstanding Performance notice in each of the Auburn and Vanderbilt games…Earned Paul Hornung's Most Versatile Performances of the week notice vs. Mississippi, Auburn, South Carolina, Mississippi State and Vanderbilt…Named National Wide Receiver/Running Back of the Week by the College Football Performance Awards vs. Auburn…Named National Punt Returner of the Week by the College Football Performance Awards vs. Western Kentucky.


2010 game analysis

Louisville…Kentucky held off rival Louisville 23-16, keeping the Governor's Cup for the fourth straight season and making Joker Phillips victorious in his debut as head coach. With Kentucky's offense already clicking early, it was playmaker Randall Cobb's turn to prove he is still the star. Cobb showed his athletic ability by leaping into the air and catching a lob with only his left hand - one of just two catches he made in the game. One snap after making his dazzling catch, Cobb took the ball on an end-around and cruised down the sideline 51 yards for Kentucky's third and final touchdown of the game…The receiver finished with 150 all-purpose yards, gaining 80 yards with one touchdown on four catches, 19 yards on two receptions, 59 yards on two kickoff returns and minus eight yards on his only punt return…Offensive Impact-Cobb caught 2-of-6 passes targeted to him (33.33%) for 19 yards, as one of those pass attempts were deflected by the opposition…One of his receptions produced first downs, as he converted 0-of-1 third-down plays and had one catch for at least 10 yards…Also rushed four times for 80 yards and one touchdown, producing three first downs, as he converted 1-of-1 third-down carries…Had two runs that gained at least 10 yards, including one for 20 yards or longer…The team completed 18-of-27 passes for 236 yards and 10 first downs, finishing with 466 total yards on 64 snaps (7.3 yards per play).

Western Kentucky…Cobb did it all, accounting for three touchdowns to lead Kentucky to a 63-28 victory over Western Kentucky. The junior wide receiver caught a score, threw for another and returned a punt 50 yards to the end zone as the Wildcats posted their 17th straight regular season nonconference win….He converted a fourth-&-1 with a seven-yard rush on Kentucky's first drive to set up a touchdown, then later put Kentucky up 21-7 with a scintillating punt return. He caught the ball at midfield, shook a couple of defenders then sprinted down the right sideline 50 yards for the score…Cobb wasn't done. The former starting quarterback tossed a 15-yard touchdown pass to fullback Moncell Allen out of the "WildCobb" formation and completed his rare triple crown with an easy 35-yard touch-down reception from Mike Hartline that put the Wildcats up 49-21 in the third quarter…He finished with 98 yards and a touchdown on five catches, 52 yards and another score on four punt returns, 28 yards on two kickoff returns, 26 yards on four carries and 15 yards and his third touchdown on his only pass attempt. "There's a lot of things that Randall Cobb does for this football team," said head coach Joker Phillips. "And he does a lot of things that you guys don't see also, things in the locker room that mean the most to this football team."…Record Watch-Cobb scored two touchdowns and is now tied for second place on the Kentucky career touchdown list. Cobb has 27 touchdowns as a Wildcat, tying Rodger Bird, George Adams and Moe Williams…He now has 162 career points and ranks tied for 10th on Kentucky's all-time list with Roger Bird (1963-65). He needs six more points to move all the way up to sixth place…Offensive Impact-Cobb caught 5-of-5 passes targeted to him (100%) for 98 yards and one touchdown…Had critical catches that set up two other touchdown drive…Four of his receptions produced first downs, as he converted 2-of-2 third-down plays and had three catches for at least 10 yards, including one for 20 yards or longer…Also rushed four times for 26 yards, producing three first downs, as he converted 1-of-1 fourth-down carries…Had crucial carries that set up one touchdown drive, as one run gained at least 10 yards…The team completed 19-of-23 passes for 276 yards and 10 first downs, finishing with 482 total yards on 67 snaps (7.2 yards per play).

Akron…Cobb caught five passes for 43 yards and a touchdown but spent the second half on the sidelines with heartburn symptoms…Kentucky rattled off 17 points in the final 7:49 of the first half, including a 13-yard touchdown catch by Cobb that was made thanks to a nifty move at the five-yard line by the receiver…Also added 28 yards on two kickoff returns, 21 yards on three punt returns and two yards on his only carry…Record Watch-Cobb is now in sole possession of second place on the Kentucky career touchdown list with 28. He now has 168 career points and ranks sixth on Kentucky's all-time chart. He needs 24 points to tie Craig Yeast (1995-98) for 5th place…Offensive Impact-Cobb caught 5-of-8 passes targeted to him (62.50%) for 43 yards and one touchdown…Had critical catches that set up one other field goal drive… Two of his receptions produced first downs, as he converted 1-of-2 third-down plays and had two catches for at least 10 yards…Also rushed once for two yards, producing one first down…The team completed 22-of-30 passes for 254 yards and 12 first downs, finishing with 544 total yards on 68 snaps (8.0 yards per play).

Florida…The receiver caught seven passes for 67 yards, adding three yard on two carries and 21 yards on a punt return, as the Wildcats fell to the Gators in their SEC opener, 48-14…Chris Matthews started to run off the field on a short field-goal attempt in the second quarter, but he slipped unnoticed near the sideline and was uncovered when holder Cobb stood up and tossed the ball toward the end zone for an 11-yard touchdown… Record Watch-Cobb now has 1,000 career rushing yards, becoming the 32nd player in school history to reach 1,000 career rushing yards…Offensive Impact-Cobb caught 7-of-9 passes targeted to him (77.78%) for yards, as one of those pass attempts was deflected by the opposition…Had critical catches that set up one touchdown drive…Four of his receptions produced first downs, as he converted 1-of-3 third-down plays and had three catches for at least 10 yards…Also rushed twice for three yards…The team completed 22-of-41 passes for 253 yards and 13 first downs, finishing with 352 total yards on 69 snaps (5.1 yards per play).

Mississippi…Cobb totaled a career-high 267 all-purpose yards with 10 rushing yards, 108 receiving yards, 85 punt return yards and 64 kickoff return yards…The receiver lost a fumble in the first quarter that led to a touchdown for the Rebels, but made up for it a series later as he converted two third-down attempts before catching a 15-yard touchdown pass from Mike Hartline to give the Wildcats a 14-7 lead…In the third frame, he converted a third-&-3 with a 20-yard catch en route to a field goal…In the final quarter, he converted a third-&-9 by snagging a 41-yard pass to set up a touchdown run by Derrick Locke… Offensive Impact-Cobb caught 6-of-8 passes targeted to him (75%) for 108 yards and a touchdown, as two of those pass attempts were deflected by the opposition…Had critical catches that set up one other touchdown drive and another that ended in a field goal…Five of his receptions produced first downs, as he converted 4-of-5 third-down plays and had five catches for at least 10 yards, including twp for 20 yards or longer…Also rushed twice for 10 yards, producing one first down…The team completed 27-of-47 passes for 300 yards and 14 first downs, finishing with 424 total yards on 77 snaps (5.5 yards per play).

Auburn…Cam Newton drove Auburn into position for Wes Byrum's 24-yard field goal as time expired, lifting the Tigers past Kentucky, 37-34. Cobb accounted for four touchdowns for the Wildcats - one passing, two running and one receiving - but couldn't stop Kentucky from dropping its third straight. Newton and the Tigers dominated during the first half, scoring on all five possessions. Cobb then put the Wildcats on his shoulders, one-upping Newton with some dazzling playmaking out of the "WildCobb" formation…In the opening quarter, the receiver capped a seven-play, 49-yard possession with a two-yard scoring run, giving Kentucky an early 7-0 lead before Auburn rattled off 24 unanswered points…In the second quarter, the junior took the snap on first-&-4 and tossed a touchdown to Jordan Aumiller to cut the deficit, 24-14…In the third frame, he converted a third-&-5 with a 16-yard scoring catch, bringing the Wildcats within a touchdown of the lead, 31-24…A series later, he weaved 26 yards to the opponent's one-yard line before punching it into the end zone a play later, tying the game at 31…Auburn regained the lead with a field goal, but the Wildcats still had some fight left in them. Cobb converted a fourth-&-1 with a three-yard rush midway through the final quarter en route to a 35-yard field goal to tie the game at 34. Auburn responded with a successful field goal as time expired to seal a 37-34 loss for Kentucky. "Not much needs to be said," head coach Joker Phillips said of Cobb. "If you watch the game, this guy's the best football player I've ever been around. Just makes plays. From the time he's got the ball in his hands, something exciting is going to happen."…Cobb finished with 201 all-purpose yards with 47 rushing yards, 68 receiving yards and 86 kickoff return yards, recording over 200 all-purpose yards for the second consecutive game…Record Watch-Cobb scored 18 points in the game, moving into sole possession of fifth place on Kentucky's career scoring list with 194 points. Cobb needs 32 points to tie Taylor Begley (2002-05) for fourth on the career scoring list…With three touchdowns scored, Cobb now has 32 touchdowns in his career, making him tied first place on Kentucky's career touchdowns scored list with Craig Yeast (1995-98)…Offensive Impact-Cobb caught 7-of-11 passes targeted to him (63.64%) for 68 yards and one touch-down, as one of those pass attempts was deflected by the opposition…Had critical catches that set up one other field goal drive…Three of his receptions produced first downs, as he converted 1-of-3 third-down plays and had three catches for at least 10 yards…Also rushed 11 times for 47 yards and two touchdowns, producing eight first downs, as he converted 1-of-1 third-down carries and 1-of-1 fourth-down plays…Had crucial carries that set up one other touchdown drive and another that ended in a field goal, as one run gained at least 20 yards…The team completed 24-of-29 passes for 226 yards and 12 first downs, finishing with 336 total yards on 59 snaps (5.7 yards per play).

South Carolina…The junior contributed 160 all-purpose yards, gaining 63 yards and a score on eight receptions, 27 yards on eight carries, 75 yards on three kickoff returns and minus five yards on three punt returns…Cobb caught a 24-yard touchdown pass with 1:15 remaining then added the two-point conversion to cap a furious second-half rally and give Wildcats a stunning 31-28 victory, ruining South Carolina's chance to get a leg up in the jumbled SEC East…The Wildcats had previously lost 17 straight to Steve Spurrier coached teams and it appeared Spurrier was ready to make it 18 when the Gamecocks stuffed Cobb for a four-yard loss, setting up a fourth-&-7 at the Kentucky 24. But Mike Hartline calmly set his feet and faked a slant to Chris Matthews. The South Carolina defense bit and Cobb found himself wide open at the goal line. He then swept over left tackle for the two-point conversion to put Kentucky up three. "We never lost faith, we never for one second thought we were going to lose that game," Cobb said. "We've had struggles at times but we found a way to win."…Record Watch-With one touchdown scored, Cobb now has 33 touchdowns in his career, making him ion sole possession of first place on Kentucky's career touchdowns scored list…He tied a career high in receptions with eight in the game, becoming the 12th player in school history with at least 100 receptions…He scored eight points in the game and now has scored 202 career points. He is in fifth place on UK's career scoring list and needs 24 points to tie Taylor Begley (2002-05) for fourth on the career scoring list…Cobb totaled 160 all-purpose yards with 27 rushing yards, 63 receiving yards and 75 kick-off return yards, moving into 10th on Kentucky's career all-purpose yards list. He passes Anthony White (1996-99) and now needs 149 yards to match Dicky Lyons Sr., (1966-68) for ninth…Offensive Impact-Cobb caught 8-of-10 passes targeted to him (80%) for 63 yards and one touchdown, as one of those pass attempts were deflected by the opposition…Three of his receptions produced first downs, as he converted 1-of-3 third-down plays, 1-of-1 fourth-down attempts and had one catch for at least 20 yards… Also rushed eight times for 27 yards, producing two first downs, as he converted 1-of-2 third-down carries and 1-of-1 fourth-down plays…Had crucial carries that set up two other touchdown drive, as two runs gained at least 10 yards…The team completed 32-of-42 passes for 349 yards and 16 first downs, finishing with 401 total yards on 75 snaps (5.3 yards per play).

Georgia…Cobb collected 172 all-purpose yards, gaining 45 yards on seven carries and 127 yards on five kickoff returns as Kentucky fell to the Bulldogs, 44-31…In the opening quarter, the receiver converted two third-down plays with receptions of 15- and 10-yards, setting up a 41-yard field goal by Craig McIntosh…Record Watch-Cobb finished with seven receptions tying him for 11th on Kentucky's all-time pass receptions list with 107. He's five shy of tying Quentin McCord (112) for 10th…He scored two points in the game and now has scored 204 career points. He is in fifth place on Kentucky's career scoring list and needs 22 points to tie Taylor Begley (2002-05) for fourth on the career scoring list…Cobb totaled 172 all-purpose yards with 45 receiving yards and 127 kick-off return yards, moving into ninth on Kentucky's career all-purpose yards list. He passed Dicky Lyons, Sr. (1966-68) and now needs 114 yards to match Moe Williams (1993-95) for eighth…Offensive Impact-Cobb caught 7-of-9 passes targeted to him (77.78%) for 45 yards, as one of those pass attempts was deflected by the opposition…Had critical catches that set up one field goal drive…Three of his receptions produced first downs, as he converted 3-of-4 third-down plays and had two catches for at least 10 yards…The team completed 27-of-43 passes for 353 yards and 16 first downs, finishing with 423 total yards on 74 snaps (5.7 yards per play).

Mississippi State…Cobb caught 12 passes for 171 yards and a touchdown. He totaled a career-high 292 all-purpose yards with 171 receiving yards, 11 rushing yards, minus one punt return yards and 111 kickoff return yards…The Wildcats' only consistent success came when Hartline threw the ball to the junior, who again showed why he's considered one of the conference's most dynamic playmakers…Cobb put Kentucky's first points on the board with a 48-yard touchdown grab with 2:39 left in the first quarter, decreasing the deficit, 10-7…During a third quarter series, he snagged a 32-yard pass to midfield and then converted a fourth-&-1 with a two-yard carry, setting up a touchdown pass from Mike Hartline to Moncell Allen to tie the game at 17…With the Wildcats attempting a game-tying drive late in the contest, Cobb converted two third-down passes with receptions of 13- and eight-yards and added another conversion on a second-&-2 with a two-yard catch. The Wildcats would drive to the opponent's 20-yard line before Hartline threw a pick on fourth-&-10… Record Watch-Cobb finished with 12 receptions ranking him for 10th on Kentucky's all-time pass receptions list with 119. He's one shy of tying James Whalen (120) for ninth…He totaled a career-high 292 all-purpose yards with 171 receiving yards, 11 rushing yards, minus one punt return yards and 111 kickoff return yards, moving into eighth on Kentucky's career all-purpose yards list. He passed Moe Williams (1993-95) and now needs 183 yards to match George Adams (1981-84) for seventh…Offensive Impact-Cobb caught 12-of-16 passes targeted to him (75%) for 171 yards, as two of those pass attempts were deflected by the opposition…Had critical catches that set up one other touchdown drive…Nine of his receptions produced first downs, as he converted 3-of-5 third-down plays and had seven catches for at least 10 yards, including two for 20 yards or longer… Also rushed five times for 11 yards, producing two first downs, as he converted 1-of-1 fourth-down carries…The team completed 23-of-42 passes for 258 yards and 13 first downs, finishing with 347 total yards on 85 snaps (4.1 yards per play).

Charleston Southern…Cobb finished with 101 yards and a touchdown on four catches in a 49-21 rout of Charleston Southern. He scored or passed for a touchdown in nine of UK's 10 games this season…In the third frame, the receiver snagged a 36-yard touchdown pass from Mike Hartline to cap a quick three-play, 60-yard possession…Later that quarter, he caught a 27-yard pass good for a first-down at the opponent's 41, then converted a third-&-7 with a 37-yard reception to set up a three-yard scoring run by Coshik Williams… Record Watch-Cobb totaled 101 receiving yards in the game and has 1,427 in his career, listing him 10th on Kentucky's career receiving yards list. Cobb needs two more yards to pass Kevin Coleman (1995-98) for ninth…He totaled four receptions in the game and now has 123 career receptions, moving him into ninth of Kentucky's career pass receptions list. He moved past James Whalen (1997-99) and now needs six receptions to match Derek Homer (1997-2000) for eighth…Offensive Impact-Cobb caught 4-of-8 passes targeted to him (50%) for 101 yards, as two of those pass attempts were deflected by the opposition… Had critical catches that set up one other touchdown drive…Three of his receptions produced first downs, as he converted 1-of-1 third-down plays, 0-of-1 fourth-down attempts, and had three catches for at least 20 yards…The team completed 16-of-28 passes for 274 yards and nine first downs, finishing with 502 total yards on 55 snaps (9.1 yards per play).

Vanderbilt…Cobb ran for a career-high 170 yards and two touchdowns as Kentucky surged past Vanderbilt, 38-20. Cobb had touchdown runs of five and 73 yards to help the Wildcats become bowl eligible for the fifth straight season. He finished with 279 total yards, breaking the school record for all-purpose yards in a single season in the process. "The heart we showed in the second half and the way we were able to come back and just the things we were able to do in the second half," Cobb said after the game. "We expect to play the whole game like that and we have to start finding a way to do that."…In the second quarter, Cobb put the Wildcats up 10-6 by converting a third-&-4 with a five-yard touchdown run…He lined up at quarterback in the WildCobb formation on Kentucky's first possession of the half, took the snap, ran to his left then cut back to his right to race 73 yards for a touchdown to give the Wildcats the lead, 17-13…He was at it again two series later, taking the snap and retreating 10 yards before somehow weaving his way through the Vanderbilt defense for a 52-yard gain. The long run set up a one-yard score by tailback Derrick Locke…Record Watch-Cobb now has 1,265 rushing yards for his career, moving him into 23rd on the all-time rushing list. He surpassed Doug Kotar (1971-1973), Rod Stewart (1975-1978) and Chris Hill (1975-1978) and needs 32 more yards to tie Don Phelps (1946-1949) for 22nd all time…He totaled 279 all-purpose yards with 170 rushing yards, 56 receiving yards, 19 punt return yards and 34 kickoff return yards and now ranks fourth on Kentucky's career all-purpose yards list with 4,325 yards. He is now 259 yards behind Derrick Locke's current 4,584 yards…Cobb broke Kentucky's season-record for all-purpose yardage with 2,047 this season, topping the old mark of 1,982 yards set by Rafael Little in 2005…Cobb scored 12 points in the game and now has scored 226 career points. He is tied for fourth on Kentucky's career scoring list with Taylor Begley (2002-05). He needs six points to tie Seth Hanson (1997-98, 2000-01) for third all-time…He totaled 56 receiving yards in the game and has 1,483 receiving yards in his career, listing him tied for eighth on Kentucky's career receiving yards list. He needs 25 more yards to pass Felix Wilson (1977-79) for seventh…Offensive Impact-Cobb caught 3-of-4 passes targeted to him (75%) for 56 yards, as one of those pass attempts was deflected by the opposition… Two of his receptions produced first downs, as he converted 0-of-1 third-down plays and had two catches for at least 10 yards, including one for 20 yards or longer…Also rushed 10 times for 170 yards, producing five first downs, as he converted 2-of-2 third-down carries…Had crucial carries that set up one other touchdown drive, as three runs gained at least 10 yards, including one for 20 yards or longer…The team completed 16-of-24 passes for 239 yards and nine first downs, finishing with 580 total yards on 67 snaps (8.7 yards per play).

Tennessee…Cobb posted a career-high 13 receptions for 116 yards and added 25 yards on five carries and four yards on a punt return…During Kentucky's first possession, the receiver rushed for 11 yards and a first down and then converted a third-&-11 with a 12-yard reception, leading to a 17-yard touchdown run by Derrick Locke…He gained 16 yards for a first down on a reception and converted a third-&-5 with a five-yard catch to set up a two-yard touchdown pass from Mike Hartline to Tyler Robinson during the opening drive of the second half…Offensive Impact-Cobb caught 13-of-19 passes targeted to him (68.42%) for 116 yards, as two of those pass attempts were deflected by the opposition… Had critical catches that set up two touchdown drives…Nine of his receptions produced first downs, as he converted 3-of-8 third-down plays and had seven catches for at least 10 yards…Also rushed five times for 24 yards, producing two first downs, as he converted 1-of-1 fourth-down carries…Gained at least 10 yards on one carry…The team completed 31-of-46 passes for 272 yards and 17 first downs, finishing with 390 total yards on 82 snaps (4.8 yards per play).

Pittsburgh (Compass Bowl)…Cobb collected 204 all-purpose yards, as he caught five passes for 62 yards, rushed three times for 23 yards and returned four kickoffs for 101 yards and two punts for 18 yards…In the first quarter, the receiver hauled in an 18-yard pass during a drive that ended in a field goal…During a third quarter possession, Cobb converted a third-&-8 with a 19-yard grab and rushed for 18 yards to the opponent's goal-line, setting up a one-yard touchdown run by Moncell Allen…Offensive Impact-Cobb caught 5-of-9 passes targeted to him (55.55%) for 62 yards, as two of those pass attempts were deflected by the opposition…Had critical catches that set up one touchdown drive and another that ended in a field goal…Three of his receptions produced first downs, as he converted 1-of-4 third-down plays and had three catches for at least 10 yards…Also rushed three times for 23 yards, producing one first down, as he gained at least 10 yards on one carry…The team completed 21-of-36 passes for 211 yards and 11 first downs, finishing with 315 total yards on 68 snaps (4.6 yards per play).

2009 season

All-Southeastern Conference first-team choice as an all-purpose player by the Associated Press, The NFL Draft Report and ESPN.com…Added second-team honors by Phil Steele's College Football…Voted by his teammates as Kentucky's Most Valuable Player and the Wildcats' Most Inspirational Offensive Player…Named the squad's Most Outstanding Offensive Player by Kentucky's coaches…Started 11-of-12 games, missing only the Eastern Kentucky game with a sprained thumb…Led the Wildcats with 39 receptions for 447 yards (11.46 ypc) and four touchdowns…Caught 39-of-67 passes targeted to him (58.21%), as the opposition managed to deflect seven of those pass attempts (10.45%)…19 of his receptions produced first downs (48.72%), as he converted 9-of-25 third-down throws (36%)…Cobb gained at least 10 yards on 16 receptions (41.03%), including six that went for 20 yards or longer (15.39%)…In addition to his four touchdown receptions, Cobb had crucial catches that set up three Kentucky touchdown drives and another that resulted in a field goal…Ranked second on the team with 573 yards on 94 carries (6.10 ypc) and led the Wildcats with 10 touchdown…Produced 33 first-down runs (35.12%), as he converted 8-of-13 third-down carries (61.54%) and 2-of-3 fourth-down attempts (66.67%)…18 of his carries went for gains of at least 10 yards (19.15%), including five that went for 20 yards or longer (5.32%)…In addition to his 10 touchdowns, Cobb had crucial carries that set up one Kentucky touchdown drive and two others that resulted in field goals…It took more than one defender to bring him down on 30-of-84 non-touchdown runs (35.71%)…Registered 22 of his carries inside the red zone (23.40%), including eight on goal-line plays (8.51%)…Completed 5-of-13 pass attempts (38.46%) for 89 yards…Returned 13 kickoffs for 345 yards (26.54 avg) and 24 punts for 308 yards (12.83 avg) and one touch-down…Cobb accumulated 1,673 all-purpose yards on 170 plays (9.84 avg), as his average of 139.42 all-purpose yards per game ranked 32nd nationally…His average of 9.84 yards per play ranks second on the school's record list behind his own mark of 12.41 in 2010…Scored 90 points, ranking third on the school's season-record chart behind Moe Williams (102; 1995) and Lones Seiber (99; 2007)…His average of 7.50 points scored per game ranked 47th nationally…Scored 15 total touchdowns, tying Artose Pinner (2002) and Craig Yeast (1998) for second on Kentucky's season-record list behind Moe Williams (17; 1995)…Named National Punt Returner of the Week by College Football Performance Awards vs. Louisiana-Monroe…Earned SEC Outstanding Performance notice vs. South Carolina, Auburn, Mississippi State and Tennessee.

2009 game highlights

Miami (Oh.)…Mike Hartline threw two touchdowns - one of them to former quarterback rival Randall Cobb - to lead Kentucky to a 42-0 victory in Michael Haywood's debut as head coach at Miami (Ohio). Hartline briefly lost the starting job last season to Cobb, who has been moved to receiver. Cobb caught a 27-yard pass for Kentucky's first touchdown. He also took a direct snap from center and ran 11 yards for a third-quarter touchdown. The versatile sophomore had seven catches for 96 yards…Cobb Offensive Impact-Cobb caught 7-of-9 passes targeted to him (77.78%) for 96 yards and one touchdown…Three of his receptions produced first downs, as he converted 1-of-1 third-down plays and had three catches for at least 10 yards, including two for 20 yards or longer…Also rushed once for 11 yards and a score, converting 1-of-1 third-down carries…The team completed 20-of-31 passes for 243 yards and 10 first downs, finishing with 488 total yards on 80 snaps (6.1 yards per play).

Louisville…Cobb caught six passes for 71 yards and one touchdown in a 31-27 victory over their intrastate rival…During the game's opening drive, the receiver converted a third down attempt with a 15-yard reception, leading to a field goal to give the Wildcats a 3-0 lead…In the final quarter, Cobb helped Kentucky regain the lead, as he converted another third-down with a 27-yard screen pass, setting up a two-yard touchdown run by Derrick Locke. "The screen where he broke a tackle was huge, because it was a third and long and it looked like they had him," said head coach Rick Brooks. "They made some on us like that too, where we missed some tackles. Our tackling was not good today. One of the reasons it didn't look as good is because there were some good people we were trying to tackle and Randall is one of those guys too. He made some key plays and that was a huge one."…With Louisville holding a 27-24 lead late in the game, Mike Hartline found a leaping Cobb in the end zone from 12 yards out to give the Wildcats the game-winning score… Cobb Offensive Impact-Cobb caught 6-of-8 passes targeted to him (75%) for 71 yards and one touchdown…Had critical catches that set up one other touchdown drive and another that ended in a field goal…Three of his receptions produced first downs, as he converted 2-of-4 third-down plays and had three catches for at least 10 yards, including one for 20 yards or longer…The team completed 20-of-28 passes for 178 yards and 10 first downs, finishing with 346 total yards on 61 snaps (5.7 yards per play).

Florida…Kentucky struggled to get their offense going in a 41-7 loss to the Gators. Cobb managed five receptions for 24 yards, including a seven-yard reception in the second quarter that converted a second-&-7 inside the red zone and led to a touchdown pass from Mike Hartline to Ross Bogue…Cobb Offensive Impact-Cobb caught 5-of-9 passes targeted to him (55.56%) for 24 yards, as three of those pass attempts were deflected by the opposition…One of his receptions produced a first down, as he converted 0-of-4 third-down plays…The team completed 14-of-31 passes for 93 yards and five first downs, finishing with 179 total yards on 63 snaps (2.8 yards per play).

Alabama…Cobb gained 186 all-purpose yards with 57 yards receiving including a touchdown, 21 yards rushing, 50 yards on kickoff returns and 58 yards on punt returns as the Wildcats fell to the Crimson Tide, 38-20…In the third quarter, Cobb came down with 45-yard scoring pass from Mike Hartline, capping a three-play, 55-yard possession. "It was just a designed call where we went deep and Mike threw an excellent ball," Cobb said. "I made a play on it and scored a touchdown."…Cobb Offensive Impact-Cobb caught -3of-5 passes targeted to him (60%) for 57 yards and one touchdown…Had critical catches that set up one other touchdown drive…Two of his receptions produced first downs, as he converted 1-of-3 third-down plays and had two catches for at least 10 yards, including one for 20 yards or longer…Also carried four times for 21 yards and two first downs, as one of his carries gained at least 10 yards…Had crucial carries that set up one field goal drive…The team completed 17-of-32 passes for 148 yards and nine first downs, finishing with 301 total yards on 70 snaps (4.3 yards per play).

South Carolina…In the second frame, Cobb came down with a deep 55-yard reception good for a first down at the 13-yard line. A few plays later, the receiver caught a seven-yard touchdown pass to convert a third-&-4 and give the Wildcats a 17-14 lead...Kentucky trailed by eight points late in the came when they turned to Cobb's running. He carried six times for 64 yards and four first downs, twice converting third-downs. On third-&-goal, Cobb rushed into the end zone from two yards out to cap the eight-play, 70-yard drive. The Wildcats had a chance to tie on the two-point attempt, but Will Fidler's pass was knocked down by defensive end Cliff Matthews, sealing a 28-26 loss…Cobb finished with 229 all-purpose yards, gaining 62 yards with one touchdown on two receptions, 89 yards and another score on 13 carries, 59 yards on three kickoff returns and 19 yards on a pair of punt returns…Cobb Offensive Impact-Cobb caught 2-of-3 passes targeted to him (66.67%) for 62 yards and one touchdown…Two of his receptions produced first downs, as he converted 1-of-2 third-down plays and had one catches for at least 20 yards…Also carried 13 times for 89 yards and one touchdown…Four of his runs produced first downs, as he converted 2-of-2 third-down carries, 0-of-1 fourth-down rushes and had three runs for at least 10 yards, including two for 20 yards or longer…The team completed 11-of-22 passes for 155 yards and five first downs, finishing with 360 total yards on 69 snaps (5.2 yards per play).

Auburn…Cobb scored the go-ahead touchdown on a four-yard run with 3:17 to play as Kentucky came from behind to defeat Auburn 21-14. It was Kentucky's first win over Auburn since 1966. Cobb set up the winning score with a 61-yard zig-zagging run two plays earlier. Cobb rushed 12 times for 109 yards mostly on direct snaps from the wildcat formation. He also caught one pass for 12 yards…Cobb Offensive Impact-Cobb caught 1-of-5 passes targeted to him (20%) for 12 yards, as two of those pass attempts were deflected by the opposition…One of his receptions produced a first down, as he had one catch for at least 10 yards…Also rushed 12 times for 109 yards and one touchdown, as he produced three first downs and converted 1-of-2 third-down carries…Had one run for at least 20 yards…The team completed -9of-22 passes for 75 yards and five first downs, finishing with 357 total yards on 71 snaps (5.0 yards per play).

Louisiana-Monroe…All-around offensive threat Randall Cobb scored two touchdowns, including a 73-yard punt return, to lead Kentucky to a 36-13 win over Louisiana-Monroe. Cobb led the team with 152 all-purpose yards with 27 yards receiving, 41 yards rushing and 84 yards on punt returns. The Wildcats (were still without starting quarterback Mike Hartline and used Cobb, Morgan Newton and Will Fidler at quarterback…Cobb Offensive Impact-Cobb caught 4-of-7 passes targeted to him (57.14%) for 27 yards, as one of those pass attempts were deflected by the opposition…Two of his receptions produced first downs, as he converted 1-of-2 third-down plays and had two catches for at least 10 yards…Also rushed three times for 41 yards and a touchdown, as he produced three first downs, converting 1-of-1 fourth-down carries…Two of his runs gained at least 10 yards, including one that went for 20 yards or longer…The team completed 13-of-23 passes for 145 yards and eight first downs, finishing with 330 total yards on 55 snaps (6.0 yards per play).

Mississippi State…Bulldogs running back Anthony Dixon rushed for two touchdowns and a school-record 252 yards as Mississippi State outlasted Kentucky, 31-24. Cobb led the team in all-purpose yards with 237, including 17 rushing, 32 receiving, 142 on kick returns and 46 on punt returns. "This is a big loss for us. This took a lot out of me, and I just hope we can pull things together and get better next week."…In the second quarter, Cobb converted a third-&-18 with a 20-yard reception, leading to an 11-yard touchdown run by quarterback Morgan Newton to give Kentucky a 14-3 lead…The receiver broke a 17-all tie in the third frame with a three-yard touchdown run, capping an eight-play, 65-yard drive…Cobb Offensive Impact-Cobb caught 2-of-4 passes targeted to him (50%) for 32 yards…Had critical catches that set up one other touchdown drive…Two of his receptions produced first downs, as he converted 1-of-2 third-down plays and had two catches for at least 10 yards, including one for 20 yards or longer…Also rushed eight times for 17 yards and one touchdown, as he produced three first downs…One of his carries went for at least 10 yards, setting up one touchdown drive…The team completed 11-of-19 passes for 119 yards and seven first downs, finishing with 308 total yards on 67 snaps (4.6 yards per play).

Vanderbilt…Cobb ran for two touchdowns and Kentucky beat Vanderbilt 24-13 to become bowl eligible for a school record fourth straight year…Cobb put Kentucky up 7-0 after taking the snap in the Wildcats' wildcobb formation. He ran right before tiptoeing along the right sideline for a 21-yard touchdown in the first quarter. Officials reviewed the play to make sure he stayed inbound and the score was confirmed…He put Kentucky ahead for good by capping the opening drive of the third quarter with a three-yard touchdown run that brought the score to 17-13. "I thought that the last 30 minutes was some of the best football we played in a long time," said head coach Rich Brooks. "Defensively we just didn't give them anything and certainly the offense ran the ball very well and converted and threw it when we had to. Randall Cobb was amazing as was Derrick Locke." Cobb finished with 167 all-purpose yards, gaining 99 yards on 14 carries, three yards on two receptions, 51 yards on two kickoff returns and three yards on four punt returns…Cobb Offensive Impact-Cobb caught 2-of-2 passes targeted to him (100%) for three yards, as one of his receptions produced a first down, converting 1-of-2 third-down plays…Also rushed 14 times for 99 yards and two touchdowns, as seven of his carries produced first downs, converting 2-of-3 third-down runs…Had crucial carries that set up one other touchdown drive, as four of his runs gained at least 10 yards, including one for 20 yards or longer… The team completed 7-of-15 passes for 91 yards and four first downs, finishing with 399 total yards on 73 snaps (5.5 yards per play).

Georgia…Kentucky scored 14 points off four Georgia second-half turnovers and the Wildcats rallied to beat the Bulldogs 34-27 for their first win in Athens in 32 years. Cobb had scoring runs following Georgia turnovers at the Bulldogs' 14- and eight-yard lines… Joe Cox threw three touchdown passes, but had a screen pass intercepted by Kentucky defensive tackle Shane McCord to set up Cobb's go-ahead one-yard touchdown run with 9:55 remaining. "It was huge," Cobb said. "I think this was a win to take us to the next level and give us some national credibility and earn us some respect." Cobb finished with 40 yards and two scores on nine carries and added 19 yards on a reception and 41 yards on three punt returns…Cobb Offensive Impact-Cobb caught 1-of-2 passes targeted to him (50%) for 19 yards…One of his receptions produced a first down, as he had one catch for at least 10 yards…Also rushed nine times for 40 yards and two touchdowns, producing two first downs, as he converted 1-of-1 third-down carries…One of his carries gained at least 10 yards…The team completed 9-of-17 passes for 137 yards and six first downs, finishing with 260 total yards on 58 snaps (4.5 yards per play).

Tennessee…Cobb rushed for 101 yards and a touchdown on 18 carries in a 30-24 overtime loss to the Volunteers. He led the Wildcats with four catches for 24 yards and added 43 yards on a kickoff return and 18 yards on a punt return. The former quarterback also completed a 31-yard pass to Chris Matthews in the second quarter…In the opening frame, Cobb converted a fourth-&-1 with a three-yard rush before bursting 17 yards to the end zone for the score to put Kentucky up 14-7…In the waning moments of regulation, Cobb broke off a 13-yard run to the opponent's 24 and then converted a second-&-1 inside the red zone with a three-yard carry to set up a 23-yard game-tying field goal to force overtime. However, the Wildcats missed a field goal on their overtime possession and Montario Hardesty scored on the ground to seal the Tennessee win. "We had the game in the bag in the first half, and we choked the second half," said Cobb. "They came out energized and ready, and we didn't. We weren't focused."…Cobb Offensive Impact-Cobb caught 4-of-6 passes targeted to him (66.67%) for 24 yards, as he converted 0-of-2 third-down plays… Also rushed 18 times for 101 yards and one touchdown, producing six first downs, as he converted 0-of-1 third-down carries and 1-of-1 fourth-down plays…Had three runs that gained at least 10 yards, as he had crucial carries that set up one other field goal drive… The team completed 11-of-25 passes for 100 yards and three first downs, finishing with 261 total yards on 63 snaps (4.1 yards per play).

Clemson (Music City Bowl)…Cobb managed 54 all-purpose yards as Kentucky tried to make program history by winning a fourth straight bowl game. The receiver caught two passes for 20 yards, rushed 10 times for 36 yards and returned one punt for a two-yard loss. He also completed two passes for 12 yard, including second quarter connection with Derrick Locke that converted a third-&-4 and led to a field goal…A late touchdown by Tigers tailback C.J. Spiller gave Clemson the lead and a 21-13 victory…Cobb Offensive Impact-Cobb caught 2-of-7 passes targeted to him (28.57%) for 20 yards, as one of those pass attempts was deflected by the opposition…One of his receptions produced first downs, as he converted 1-of-2 third-down plays and had one catch for at least 10 yards… Also rushed 10 times for 36 yards, producing two first downs, as he converted 1-of-3 third-down plays…One of his carries gained at least 10 yards…The team completed 15-of-26 passes for 110 yards and four first downs, finishing with 277 total yards on 68 snaps (4.1 yards per play).

2008 season

SEC All-Freshman choice as a quarterback…Named the Kentucky's Most Outstanding First-Year Player by the coaches…Played in 11 games, starting four contests at wide receiver and another four at quarterback…Ranked fourth on the team with 23 catches for 197 yards (9.38 ypc) and two touchdowns…Completed 52-of-99 pass attempts (52.53%) for 542 yards, two touchdowns and five interceptions…Ranked second on the team with 79 carries for 316 yards (4.0 ypc) and seven touchdowns…Earned SEC Outstanding Performance notice vs. Florida and Georgia…Named SEC Freshman of the Week vs. Arkansas.

2008 game highlights

Louisville…Made his collegiate debut in a 27-2 rout of Kentucky's intrastate rival, catching two passes for 31 yards and added two yards on one carry.

Norfolk State…Made his first start at wide receiver and carried eight times for 48 yards and two touchdowns…Also saw action at quarterback and completed 6-of-11 passes for 87 yards, one touchdown and one interception.

Middle Tennessee State…Started at wide receiver but suffered a high ankle sprain that caused him to miss most of the game, as well as the following two weeks games vs. Western Kentucky and Alabama.

South Carolina…Returned from injury and caught eight passes for 53 yards, adding 20 yards on two punt returns and nine yards on two carries…Also completed his only pass attempt for four yards.

Arkansas…Started the contest at wide receiver and caught five passes for 73 yards and two scores, lifting the Wildcats to a 21-20 victory…Added 24 yards on three punt returns and minus two yards on three carries.

Florida…Started at wide receiver and gained seven yards on two catches and 52 yards on nine carries…Also saw action at quarterback, completing 9-of-18 pass attempts for 78 yards.

Mississippi State…Made his first career start at quarterback and completed 7-of-13 passes for 56 yards, one touchdown and an interception while leading Kentucky to a 14-13 victory…Added 31 yards and a touchdown on 12 carries and 16 yards on two punt returns.

Georgia…Started at quarterback and completed 12-of-20 pass attempts for 105 yards and an interception…Carried 18 times for 82 yards and three scores, as the Wildcats narrowly fell to the Bulldogs, 42-38.

Vanderbilt…Started at quarterback and completed 11-of-26 pass attempts for 144 yards and two interceptions, adding 72 yards and one touchdown on 15 carries and 19 yards on two punt returns in a 31-24 loss.

Tennessee…Started his fourth and final game and completed 4-of-7 passes for 23 yards, adding 22 yards on 11 carries and 13 yards on two punt returns…Suffered a knee injury that forced him to leave the contest early and caused him to miss the team's bowl game vs. East Carolina.

Injury report

2008…Suffered a high ankle sprain vs. Middle Tennessee State (9/13) and missed most of that contest. Also missed the next two games vs. Western Kentucky (9/27) and Alabama (10/04)…Suffered a knee injury vs. Tennessee (11/29) and underwent arthroscopic knee surgery that forced him to miss the team's bowl game vs. East Carolina (1/02/09).

2009 Season…Suffered a sprained thumb during practice (11/5) and missed the contest vs. Eastern Kentucky (11/07).

2010 Season…Spent the second half of the Akron contest (9/18) on the sidelines with heartburn symptoms.

Campus agility tests

4.37 in the 40-yard dash…1.49 10-yard dash…2.53 20-yard dash…4.09 20-yard shuttle… 6.68 three-cone drill…35-inch vertical hump…10'2" broad jump…32 ¼-inch arm length…9 ¼-inch hands.

High school

Attended Alcoa High School (Tenn.), playing football for head coach Gary Rankin…Named "Mr. Football" for Class AA in Tennessee…All-State choice as a junior and senior…Alcoa won four-consecutive state championships, the last two with Cobb starting under center at quarterback…The Tornadoes posted a 27-3 overall record during Cobb's two seasons at the helm…Completed 89-of-139 passes (64.03%) for 1,765 yards, 22 touchdowns, and only two interceptions as a senior...Rushed for 793 yards and 13 touchdowns...Threw for 1,893 yards, 25 touchdowns and just four interceptions as a junior…One of the top-11 prospects in Tennessee by the Orlando (Fla.) Sentinel...Rated a three-star prospect by Rivals.com, as that recruiting service listed him as the 18th-best prospect in the state of Tennessee…Also given a two-star rating by Scout.com, who ranking him as the 99th-best cornerback recruit in the nation…Chose to attend Kentucky over football scholarship offers from Tennessee and Middle Tennessee State…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...Named to Who's Who Among American High School Students.

Personal

Community Communications and Leadership Development major…Honor Roll student at Alcoa High School…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)…Son of Tina and Randall Cobb, Sr….Cousin, Shannon Mitchell, played tight end at the University of Georgia and with the San Diego Chargers (1994-97)…Another cousin, Billy Williams, played football at Tennessee and with the St. Louis Rams…Born 8/22/90 in Maryville, Tennessee…Resides in Alcoa, Tennessee.

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