Randall Cobb: Mr. Helmet Sticker And Versatility
When I think of Kentucky Football, I immediately think of Randall Cobb. Mr. Everything has lived up to, and beyond, expectations during the first six games of the 2010 season.
To date he has racked up 995 all-purpose yards, second only to Derrick Locke's 1,048. Cobb leads the team with eight touchdowns; one punt return, four receiving, three rushing and has thrown three touchdown passes.
To date, he has been the heart of soul when it comes to Leadership, both on and off the field. His "I'm Pissed Off" approach showed up in the Auburn game as he seemed to be everywhere, carrying the Cats on his 186 lb. frame, doing everything possible to "will" the team to victory.
His efforts didn't pay off where he wanted them to, in the win column, but those efforts were none the less recognized by many around the country. Bet one thing about Cobb, he would trade every award he has been recognized with this year for a victory this coming Saturday against SEC East, South Carolina.
Cobb is a winner. When it comes to "Operation Win", it appears he has bought in on every front and is showing it through his results in both practice and when it comes to game time.
For his efforts, Chris Low of ESPN, gave Cobb what might be considered an Albatross in Golf, in other words something very rare. Chris had the following to say about Randall's performance:
The unwritten rule is that players on losing teams aren’t eligible for helmet stickers. But then you watch Cobb play, and was there a better player anywhere in college football Saturday? He rushed for two touchdowns, passed for a touchdown and caught a touchdown pass -- the second time this season that he’s had the trifecta. Cobb has accounted for a touchdown in 20 of the past 22 games in which he’s played for the Wildcats. And to answers Chris' question, NO, there was not a better player in College football on Saturday then Kentucky's Randall Cobb.
Cobb was also recognized, for the umptenth time this year, as one of four players named as “Paul Hornung’s Most Versatile Performers of the Week” by the Louisville Sports Commission.
For his efforts, he was also named the "National Wide Receiver/Running Back" of the week.
I must admit, it bothers me that Cobb isn't a contender, at this point, in the Heisman race. Reality is, odds of him winning it on a 3-3 team is slim to none. To overcome a record, that is looking more like it could end at 6-6, would be a major accomplishment. Only one player, Paul Hornung, has ever won the Heisman from a losing team.
Then again, maybe all of the Paul Hornung awards will bring Mr. Cobb some late season luck.
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