Player Profile and Personal Life

Randall Cobb is currently a wide receiver for the NFL team Green Bay Packers. He is the son of Tina Cobb and Randall Cobb Sr. He played football in high school and college before being drafted in the second round of the 2011 NFL Draft. He played football at the University of Kentucky.

Career

The Green Bay Packers selected Cobb as the 64th overall pick in the second round of the 2011 NFL Draft. He signed with them a 4-year $3.20 million worth contract with a $1 million guarantee and $834,124 signing bonus. Cobb stayed with the Packers from 2011 to 2018.

In the opening game of the Packers in Cobb’s first season, he was recognized as the first person playing in the NFL who was in the 1990s. He also made his first NFL touchdown on 32 receiving yards during this game. He followed it with a 108-yard kickoff return, later known as the Play of the Year during the NFL Honors banquet.

Team Green Bay Packers Green Bay Packers
Position Wide Receiver
Height / weight 1.78 m / 87 kg
Born Aug 22, 1990
Nationality United States United States
Team History
Green Bay Packers Green Bay Packers 2021 - present
Houston Texans Houston Texans 2020
Dallas Cowboys Dallas Cowboys 2019
Green Bay Packers Green Bay Packers 2011 - 2018

In the 2012 season, Cobb had 8 starts and 15 games with 80 receptions for 954 receiving yards. This season, he set a franchise record of 2,342 combined net yards. As a kick returner, Cobb earned the honor of Pro Bowl first alternate.

The 2013 season saw Cobb playing in only 6 games, and 4 starts due to a broken fibula. Before he was kept on the sideline, he led the team with 29 receptions and 378 receiving yards. Cobb also rushed 4 times for 78 yards. He was only able to return in the finale of the regular season.

Cobb finished the 2014 season with 91 receptions for 1,287 yards and 12 touchdowns. This was also when he obtained the rank of 100th best player in the NFL Top 100 Players of 2014. On March 7, 2015, Cobb signed a 4-year contract with the Green Bay Packers.

He finished the 2015 season with 79 receptions for 829 yards and 6 touchdowns. Meanwhile, Cobb finished the 2016 season with 60 receptions for 610 yards and 4 touchdowns. The year 2017 was the first time the Packers did not make the playoffs. Cobb finished with 66 receptions for 653 yards and 4 touchdowns.

2018 was when Cobb sustained a hamstring injury, causing him to miss the subsequent games after the first two of the season. He finished the season with an overall 38 receptions for 383 receiving yards and 2 receiving touchdowns. Cobb then signed a 1-year contract with the Dallas Cowboys on March 19, 2019.

In 2020, Cobb moved on to the Houston Texans, signing a 3-year contract. He was the slot wide receiver, recording 8 catches for 95 yards during a game against his former team, the Packers. On November 25, 2020, he was put on the injured reserve due to a toe injury.

After a request by former teammate and close friend Aaron Rogers, the Green Bay Packers traded Cobb back on July 28, 2021. During this season, he had to be placed on injured reserve due to an injury that happened in Week 12. He returned for the Divisional Round playoff on January 19.

Career Highlights

  • 2014 – Pro Bowl
  • 2011 – PFWA All-Rookie Team
  • 2010 – First-Team All-American
  • 2009, 2010 – 2x First-Team All-SEC

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