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BTI’s Rants and Ramblings: Randall Cobb in the Record Books

Randall Cobb Randall Cobb #18 of the Kentucky Widcats celebrates after running for a touchdown during the game against the Norfolk State Spartans at Commonwealth Stadium on September 6, 2008 in Lexington, Kentucky

Assuming Randall Cobb stays 4 seasons (likely) and doesn’t get injured anymore, I would think it’s safe to say he is one of the better players to play at Kentucky in the last 25 years, if not ever.  Ring of Honor level player.  But, because Cobb has been used all over the place, I wondered if he actually can break into the UK record books, or if his splitting time at QB and WR would hurt his chances.  So, first, let’s look at where Cobb stands statistically through his first 2 seasons:

Receiving
60 receptions
644 yards
6 TD’s

Rushing
889 yards
17 TD’s

All-Purpose Yards
2,278 yards

Scoring
24 TD’s
144 points

Now, take a look at where Cobb would rank in the UK record books assuming he simply MATCHES what he did his sophomore season in his final 2 years.  Those records that Cobb is on pace to break are highlighted.

Receiving
Receptions: Craig Yeast, 208 (Cobb Projection: 138)
Reception Yards: Craig Yeast, 2899 (Cobb Projection: 1538)
Reception TD’s: Craig Yeast, 28 (Cobb Projection: 14)

Rushing
Rushing Yards: Sonny Collins, 3835 (Cobb Projection: 2035)
Rushing TD’s: Collins and Moe Williams, 28 (Cobb Projection: 37)

All-Purpose Yards: Derek Abney, 5856 (Cobb Projection: 5624, would rank 2nd all-time)

Scoring
Touchdowns: Craig Yeast, 32 (Cobb Projection: 54)
Points: Lones Seiber, 305 (Cobb Projection: 324)

Folks, I can not express how amazing those records, if Cobb can accomplish them, would be.  First of all, Cobb is on pace to smash the rushing TD’s record AS A WIDE RECEIVER.  That in itself is incredible.  Then he is very likely to beat the overall touchdowns record by 22 TOTAL TOUCHDOWNS!!  Another amazing number.  And finally, if Cobb breaks the points record, it may be the most amazing.  Because currently, the top 4 in total points in UK history are kickers.  At most schools, this is the case.  The top non-kicker in UK history is Yeast, who scored 194 points.  Cobb has nearly passed that already.  Assuming Cobb stays healthy, they should go ahead and begin scratching his name into the side of Commonwealth, because this guy may well be the best player statistically that UK has ever seen.

Article written by Bryan the Intern