UK's Cobb One of SEC's Most Underrated

Jordan ColemanAnalyst IJune 12, 2010

LEXINGTON, KY - OCTOBER 31:  Randall Cobb #18 of the Kentucky Wildcats runs with the ball during the SEC game against the Mississippi State Bulldogs at Commonwealth Stadium on October 31, 2009 in Lexington, Kentucky.  Mississippi State won 31-24.  (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)
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The University of Kentucky's Randall Cobb came onto the scene as a freshman in 2008. Nobody expected him to contribute and be this important to Kentucky as he actually is. 

Cobb, standing at just 5'11" and 191 pounds doesn't at first appear to be an intimidating presence on the field, that is until he blows past you with the football. The Junior to be from Alcoa, TN is the single most important player for the Wildcats.

In 2008, as a freshman, Cobb came onto the scene in Lexington and impressed everyone with his speed, quickness, toughness, and IQ rushing for 401 yards, passing for 542 yards, receiving for 197 yards, and 92 yards on punt returns. While scoring 9 touchdowns for the Wildcats in 08.

That same year, the UK coaches named Cobb as UK's most outstanding first year player. While at the same time the SEC Coaches named Cobb to the All SEC Freshman Team.

In 2009, a year older, Cobb exploded on opposing defenses racking up 662 yards of total offense on the year with 573 yards rushing combined with just 89 yards passing. But the big impressive stat is the All- Purpose yards he racked up. Cobb rushed for 573 yards, 447 yards receiving, 308 punt return yards, and 345 kick return yards. All combining for a fantastic 1673 total All-Purpose yards. While scoring a total of 15 touchdowns on the season(10 rushing TD's, 4 receiving TD's, and 1 PR TD).

In addition to his outstanding season on the field, the awards racked up for Cobb as well. Cobb was named to the All SEC First Team by both the Associated Press and ESPN, All SEC Second Team by Phil Steele's College Football, UK's MVP as voted by teammates, UK's Most Outstanding Offensive Player voted by both the Coaches and Teammates.

Randall Cobb can literally do it all. He lines up out wide, in the shotgun in the Wildcat Formation, returns kicks and punts. He is the Superman of the Bluegrass State. Look for even bigger and more impressive numbers as a Junior in 2010.