All of us who saw Randall Cobb play at UK knew how special he was. Any kid who could accomplish what he did while he was here had to have the goods to make it, right?
You betcha, and man did he show everyone how smart Green Bay was for using that Draft Pick on him.
On national TV, in the league's opening game of the season, Randall Cobb had his NFL coming out party. And he did it the very same way that he did here at UK. Any Which Way He Could. Cobb got his first NFL TD on a catch from Aaron Rodgers, the Packer QB's third of the first quarter. Then in Green Bay's first offensive play of the second half, Cobb goes for 108 yds and the TD on a kickoff return, including an acrobatic over the back of the opposition roll that kept Cobb moving toward the goal. It was like Cobb never left UK, where those kinds of plays were everyday for Randall.
And had it not been for a flag and a step, #3 was on the way a short time later. If anyone had their doubts about Cobb making it in the NFL, this should make those disappear. Joining Tim Masthay at Green Bay was either a gift from God to Cobb for making the best of every moment while at UK, or he is the luckiest man alive. My vote is for the former.The Packers celebrated their 42-34 victory with Cobb adding another outstanding highlight to the Packers historical reel. Not to mention another record on the books as Cobb's 108yd return ties the longest in league history.
As pro debuts go for Wildcats this has to be one of the best, if not the best in the history of the football program and possibly basketball as well. On a night where Lambeau Field became a giant flag waving in the Wisconsin night sky, with it's stars shining brightly, none was more bright than the young man from Alcoa, TN. And, the University of Kentucky.