Two Randall Cobb posts in one day… say what?
It’s true, we’ve got the wide receiver on our mind today — but this hour it’s not for any on-field achievement.
Tonight marks the fourth annual Courier Journal Sports Awards, a ceremony that honors high school athletes in the Kentuckiana area.
The ceremony took place earlier this evening at the Louisville Palace, and former Wildcats star Randall Cobb was the guest sports speaker.
The Courier Journal does the event up in a big way, as it’s complete with a host, stage, bright lights, red carpet and large viewing gallery. In its previous three years, the Courier Journal has brought in some impressive speakers; former Louisville quarterback Teddy Bridgewater, World Cup Champion Mia Hamm and Super Bowl Champion Peyton Manning have all traveled to the Bluegrass to share some words.
According to the Courier Journal, Cobb said he hopes to encourage young athletes, no matter the sport, to chart their own determined path to success – in and out of competition.
“Looking back on that time in my life, there’s probably not too many that could have imagined that I would be where I am today in my career,” Cobb said. “Having finished eight seasons in the NFL and going to play at a Division I college, I don’t think back in high school anybody could have saw that in me.”
Cobb partook in an on-stage interview with host Dominique Yates, where he addressed his favorite high school memories, how UK helped prepare him for an NFL future, what it was like to go back to school and complete his degree, what it’s like to be a Dallas Cowboy and how having a newborn son has affected his life.
Cobb offered some tremendous insight and motivation to all the high school athletes in the audience.
The event began at 7 p.m. and is winding down, but the live stream can be found here. Later tonight, the Courier Journal will have content recapping the event.