Sunday is Graduation Day for UK, and one very special former Cat will walk across the stage at Rupp Arena: Randall Cobb. Even though the Green Bay Packers star still has a few classes to wrap up this summer and will technically graduate in August, UK has agreed to let him walk this spring, which he calls his greatest accomplishment to date.
“That day will probably be the biggest one for my family and for me personally,” Cobb said. “I think that achievement is going to be bigger than any success I could have on the field because on that day I will have set a standard for my family and anyone that comes after me.”
Cobb is the first member of his immediate family to graduate from college, and his friends and family will be in the stands on Sunday. Cobb is majoring in community and leadership development, which he says has helped him on the field tremendously.
“Once you get to a professional level it’s more mental than it is physical,” Cobb said. “Everybody there is fast, everybody there is strong, and everybody there can do different things with their body and put their body in different situations. But it’s the mental process, you have to be able to do things in a very small window and be able to notice different things and make adjustments. You really have to have a high football IQ and I think having an educational background and learning how to think really helps you excel.”
UK couldn’t ask for a better ambassador. For more, check out this video of Cobb speaking about his degree and getting a tour of the new football facilities from Mark Stoops: