Randall Cobb (American football)

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Randall Cobb
Randall Cobb (cropped).jpg
No. 18     Green Bay Packers
Wide receiver
Personal information
Date of birth: (1990-08-22) August 22, 1990 (age 24)
Place of birth: Maryville, Tennessee
Height: 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m) Weight: 192 lb (87 kg)
Career information
High school: Alcoa (TN)
College: Kentucky
NFL Draft: 2011 / Round: 2 / Pick: 64
Debuted in 2011 for the Green Bay Packers
Career history
Roster status: Active
Career highlights and awards
  • First-team All-SEC (2009, 2010)
  • 2010 Associated Press All-American First-Team
  • 2010 ESPN.com All-American First-Team
  • 2010 SportsIllustrated.com All-American First-Team
  • Southeastern Conference record for single-season all-purpose yardage (2,396)
  • Kentucky all-time record for total touchdowns (37)
  • 2011 Week 1 Pepsi Rookie of the Week
  • 2011 NFL Play of the Year
  • PFWA All-Rookie Team (2011)
  • NFL 2012 all purpose yards leader
Career NFL statistics as of Week 1, 2014
Receptions 157
Receiving Yards 2,001
Receiving TDs 18
Stats at NFL.com

Randall Ladonald Cobb II[1] (born August 22, 1990[2]) is an American football wide receiver for the Green Bay Packers of the National Football League. Cobb played college football for the University of Kentucky.

High school[edit]

Cobb attended Alcoa High School in Alcoa, Tennessee, U.S., where the football team was a four-time State Champion in Class AA and Cobb received a "Mr. Football" trophy from the Tennessee Secondary School Athletic Association At that time he played both sides of the ball, as well as special teams, but made most of an impact as quarterback for the Tornadoes. He also competed in track and field, and was an all-district basketball player as a junior.

Track and field[edit]

Cobb was also a track star at Alcoa High School. He was a four-year member of the track team, competing in the 100 meters and 200 meters, along with the 4 x 100 metres relay and 4 x 200 metres relay squads. He finished third in the state in the 100 meters his senior year, with a career-best time of 10.75 seconds.[3] He also recorded a personal best time of 21.89 seconds in the 200 meters at the age of 16. His 4 x 100 metres relay squad was second in the state his junior year.


Cobb played collegiately at the University of Kentucky. During his freshman year was named to the SEC All-Freshmen team at Quarterback playing in 11 games and starting 4 at quarterback. He scored 2 throwing, 2 receiving, and 7 rushing touchdowns during his freshman year.

In his sophomore season, he played mainly at the wide receiver position but, also played a significant role in the offense/special teams returning kicks, place kick holding, receiving, and also performing the quarterback role in the "Wildcat" formation, and scored 4 receiving, 1 returning, and 10 rushing touchdowns during the 2009 season.

In his junior season, Cobb scored a touchdown on a punt return against Western Kentucky. Head coach Joker Phillips said, "He's one of the best leaders I've ever been around." On October 9, 2010, Cobb scored four touchdowns against an undefeated Auburn team, tying the Kentucky school record for career touchdowns at 32. He was also the first player to score a rushing, passing, and receiving touchdown in the same game for the University of Kentucky since Shane Boyd in 2003.[4][5]

Professional career[edit]

2011 NFL Combine[edit]

Pre-draft measurables
Ht Wt 40-yd dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert Broad BP
5 ft 10 in 185 lb 4.46 s 1.56 s 2.53 s 4.34 s 7.08 s 33.5 in 9 ft 7 in 16 reps
All values from NFL Combine

2011 NFL Draft[edit]

Randall Cobb in 2012.

Cobb was drafted in the 2nd round (64th overall) of the 2011 NFL Draft by the Green Bay Packers.[6] On September 8, 2011, in the Packers' opening game of the season against the New Orleans Saints, Cobb became the first person born in the 1990s to play in the NFL.[7] Cobb recorded his first NFL touchdown on a 32-yard reception in the first quarter, and followed up with a 108 yard kickoff return in the third quarter that tied the record set by Ellis Hobbs of the New England Patriots, in 2007 for longest kickoff return in NFL history, and was later named Play of the Year at the season-ending NFL Honors banquet.[8] In a Monday night game against the Minnesota Vikings on November 14, Cobb scored his second special teams touchdown of the year on an 80 yard punt return in the first quarter. With that, Cobb became the first rookie in Packers history to return both a kick and a punt for a touchdown in the same season.

Career Stats[edit]

Receiving Stats

Year Team Games Receptions Targets Yards Yards per Catch Longest Reception Touchdowns First Downs Fumbles Fumbles Lost
2011 GB 15 25 31 375 15.0 61 1 15 0 0
2012 GB 15 80 104 954 11.9 39 8 45 0 0
2013 GB 6 31 46 433 14.0 48 4 18 0 0
Total Total 36 136 181 1,762 13.0 61 13 78 0 0


Returning Stats

Year Team Games Punt Return Attempts Punt Return Yards Punts Returned for Touchdown Punts Fair Caught Longest Punt Return Kickoff Return Attempts Kickoff Return Yards Kickoffs Returned for Touchdown Kickoffs Fair Caught Longest Kickoff Return
2011 GB 15 26 295 1 18 80 34 941 1 0 108
2012 GB 15 31 292 1 21 75 38 964 0 0 46
2013 GB 6 3 23 0 5 16 1 10 0 0 10
Total Total 36 60 610 2 44 80 73 1,915 1 0 108


NFL records[edit]


Cobb is a Christian. On his Twitter account, Cobb describes himself as a "man of God" and frequently tweets about his faith. [10]


  1. ^ "Green Bay Packers: Randall Cobb". Packers.com. 
  2. ^ http://www.scout.com/a.z?s=143&p=8&c=1&nid=3220810
  3. ^ http://tn.milesplit.com/athletes/235894-randall-cobb/feed#.VAVLkvmSwrk
  4. ^ http://www.ukathletics.com/sports/m-footbl/spec-rel/101010aab.html, UK Release, Retrieved October 11, 2010
  5. ^ http://www.amnews.com/stories/2010/09/13/uks.403317.sto, Danville Advocate, Retrieved October 11, 2010[dead link]
  6. ^ Nickel, Lori (April 29, 2011). "Packers Like Cobb's Versatility". Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Retrieved April 30, 2011. 
  7. ^ "Randall Cobb becomes first NFL player born in 1990s". Pro Football Talk. September 9, 2011. Retrieved 9 September 2011. 
  8. ^ Kareem Copeland, "Season-opening kickoff return wins Cobb NFL Play of the Year award", Green Bay Gazette, February 4, 2012. ("'If I did what I was supposed to do, which is stay in the end zone, like my coach told me, y’all probably wouldn’t know my name right now,' Cobb said.")
  9. ^ a b "Randall Cobb Stats". ESPN Internet Ventures. Retrieved 29 January 2014. 
  10. ^ "Randall Cobb". 

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