University of Kentucky junior receiver Randall Cobb was named to a pair of All-American teams on Tuesday.
Cobb, a Mr. Football winner his senior year at Alcoa High School in 2007, was named to The Associated Press All-America first team as an all-purpose threat. Cobb was informed on Tuesday that he will also be included in the soon-to-be-released “Sports Illustrated” All-American football team.
“Man, that’s pretty cool,” Cobb said, “a little kid from Alcoa.”
The former Tornado said he got word of the double All-American selection after a workout on Tuesday. The Wildcats are preparing to meet Pittsburgh in the BBVA Compass Bowl on Jan. 8 in Birmingham, Ala.
“I had just finished my workout and saw I had a few missed calls,” Cobb said. “I didn’t know what was going on.”
A call to the Kentucky sports information department, he said, soon confirmed the news.
“It’s stuff I’ve always dreamed about,” Cobb said. “It’s like I’m living a dream.”
Alcoa coach Gary Rankin said he couldn’t be happier for Cobb.
“That’s great,” he said. “I talked to him earlier (Tuesday), and he’s excited about it. It’ll help his stock if he decides to go pro.”
Cobb’s 2,192 all-purpose yards this fall is a Kentucky single-season record and trails only former Arkansas running back Darren McFadden for the all-time Southeastern Conference mark with a bowl game to play. Cobb is considering entering his name in the 2011 NFL Draft and has until Jan. 15 to make his decision.