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Cobb awarded 1st team All-America by AP and SI

Post  MULECHOPS on Wed Dec 15, 2010 1:17 am

Dec. 14, 2010



LEXINGTON, Ky. - The versatile talents and performances of Kentucky wide receiver/quarterback/punt returner/kickoff returner Randall Cobb have been rewarded with first-team All-America recognition as an all-purpose player by the Associated Press and SportsIllustrated.com.

In addition, Wildcat linebacker Danny Trevathan is an honorable-mention All-American by SI.com.

Cobb leads the Southeastern Conference in pass receiving with 79 catches for 955 yards and seven touchdowns but his value far exceeds those contributions. He also plays quarterback in the "WildCobb" formation and has rushed for 401 yards and five touchdowns and thrown three TD passes in that role.

In addition, Cobb returns punts and kickoffs, including a punt return for a touchdown this season. Cobb has 2,192 all-purpose yards, ranking second in the nation and breaking the Kentucky single-season record. During the season he broke the UK career record for touchdowns with 37.

Cobb's versatility as an all-purpose player is underscored by the fact that he is the only player in the nation who ranks first or second on his team in rushing, passing and receiving. He has put points on the board eight different ways this season - rushing, receiving and passing for touchdowns; returning a punt for a TD; throwing for a TD on a fake field goal; and notching two-point conversions by rushing, passing and receiving.

Cobb is also a finalist for the new Paul Hornung Award, which goes to the nation's most versatile player.

Cobb is the first Wildcat to earn first-team All-America honors since kick returner Derek Abney and punter Glenn Pakulak in 2002.

Trevathan, an honorable-mention All-America choice, leads the Southeastern Conference in tackles with 130 stops, including eight-consecutive games with double-figure tackles. He also rates third in the SEC in tackles for loss with 16.

AP All-America First Team
Position Player School
QB Cam Newton Auburn
RB LaMichael James Oregon
RB Kendall Hunter Okla. St.
OT Gabe Carimi Wisconsin
OT Nate Solder Colorado
Guard Rodney Hudson Fla. St.
Guard John Moffitt Wisconsin
Center Chase Beeler Stanford
Tight End Michael Egnew Missouri
WR Justin Blackmon Okla. St.
WR Ryan Broyles Oklahoma
All-purpose Randall Cobb Kentucky
Kicker Alex Henery Nebraska
DE Da'Quan Bowers Clemson
DE Ryan Kerrigan Purdue
DT Nick Fairley Auburn
DT Stephen Paea Oregon St.
LB Luke Kuechly Boston College
LB Greg Jones Mich. St.
LB Von Miller Texas A&M
CB Patrick Peterson LSU
CB Prince Amukamara Nebraska
Safety Tejay Johnson TCU
Safety Quinton Carter Oklahoma
Punter Chas Henry Florida

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