Packers name Week 1 captains for Jaguars game

Posted by Duke Bobber on September 11, 2016 – 9:00 am

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As per team tradition, the Packers select game captains each week. Today’s captains will be WR Randall Cobb (offense), LB Clay Matthews (defense) and DB Micah Hyde (special teams).


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Cobb, Daniels, Crosby elected captains for Raiders game

Posted by Duke Bobber on August 18, 2016 – 4:00 pm

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As per team tradition, the Packers select game captains each week. Tonight’s captains will be WR Randall Cobb (offense), DT Mike Daniels (defense) and K Mason Crosby (special teams).


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Captains chosen for Packers-Colts game

Posted by Duke Bobber on August 7, 2016 – 4:00 pm

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As per team tradition, the Packers select game captains each week. Tonight’s captains will be WR Randall Cobb (offense), S Morgan Burnett (defense) and K Mason Crosby (special teams).


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Kentucky graduation a ‘special moment’ for Packers WR Randall Cobb

Posted by Mike Spofford on May 9, 2016 – 12:36 pm

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As Packers WR Randall Cobb finished crossing the stage at the University of Kentucky’s commencement on Sunday, it wasn’t difficult for him to spot his family in the crowd.

“They were sitting right by the stage, a little up,” Cobb said. “To be able to walk across and look up at them and see how excited they were, it was a special moment.”

Cobb is the first person in his immediate family to graduate from college. He still has two classes left to take this summer, but he went through commencement on Sunday after finishing three classes this spring — his ninth, 10th and 11th since leaving school early back in 2011 to join the Packers as a second-round draft pick.

Cobb remained diligent in his pursuit of a degree in community communications and leadership development. He took two summer classes prior to his rookie year while NFL players were being locked out by the owners in a labor dispute. After his second pro season, he went back to the Lexington campus to take three classes, and he has taken three more classes each of the past two offseasons.

Though he told his mom and grandmother he would finish college, it was a promise he made to himself more than anything. He spoke of it in terms of “changing the course” for his family, hopefully for generations to come.

“It wasn’t like anybody was pushing me to do it. It was something more that I wanted to do,” Cobb said on Monday, speaking with Packers.com after his regular workout. He flew back from Kentucky on Sunday night.

“I value education. It opens your mind up to different things. I just want to be able to set an example, not only for my kids, whenever I have them, but other little kids looking up. Yes, I play professional football, and I’ve been able to make a lot of money, but more importantly, I’ve been able to continue to grow and expand my mind and think differently.”

It was an emotional weekend. Cobb got to re-connect with his academic advisor, who began helping him as a freshman back in 2008, and some tears were shed. Family members cried some, too. Cobb also was able to speak briefly with university president Eli Capilouto during the ceremony, and Packers QB Aaron Rodgers was in attendance to support his teammate as well.

“Everybody views him as the quarterback, but that’s actually one of my closest friends,” Cobb said. “Over the past couple of years, we’ve been able to grow a really good friendship, and I think it was Aaron Rodgers my friend that was there, not the quarterback. It shows just how close a friendship we have.”

 


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Randall Cobb to be featured on E:60 Tuesday

Posted by Ryan Hartwig on December 14, 2015 – 7:29 pm

cobb-blog-2Green Bay Packers WR Randall Cobb will be featured on a new episode of E:60, debuting on Tuesday, Dec. 15 at 6:30 p.m. CT on ESPN.

Cobb invited E:60 to his hometown of Alcoa, Tenn., a small manufacturing town outside of Knoxville, to share the story of his upbringing and his road to becoming a star NFL wide receiver.

Watch a trailer for the E:60 episode here.


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Randall Cobb appears in new online series for FOX Sports

Posted by Duke Bobber on September 28, 2015 – 12:45 pm

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Packers WR Randall Cobb is featured in the debut episode of FOX Sports’ “The Maestro”. The new online series, created by Los Angeles-based filmmaker Levi Maestro, takes a look at athletes outside of work.

Maestro followed Cobb as he went crabbing for the first time and engaged in offseason workouts in Baltimore.

Click here for more information on the episode.


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Cobb, Shields and Masthay selected as captains vs. Steelers

Posted by Duke Bobber on August 23, 2015 – 9:00 am

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As per team tradition, the Packers select game captains each week. Today’s captains will be WR Randall Cobb (offense), CB Sam Shields (defense) and P Tim Masthay (special teams).


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Cobb and Lacy appear together in new commercial

Posted by Duke Bobber on July 28, 2015 – 2:17 pm

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Randall Cobb and Eddie Lacy are featured in a new NFL.com Fantasy Football commercial that was released this week. The spot, called “Gym”, was filmed at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay’s Kress Events Center.

Click here if you don’t see the embedded YouTube video.


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Sunday’s Packers captains vs. Bears: Cobb, Peppers and Bush

Posted by Duke Bobber on November 9, 2014 – 3:30 pm

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As per team tradition, the Packers select game captains each week.  Today’s captains will be WR Randall Cobb (offense), LB Julius Peppers (defense) and CB Jarrett Bush (special teams).


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Cobb, Matthews and Bush are Saturday’s captains

Posted by Duke Bobber on August 16, 2014 – 11:00 am

As per team tradition, the Packers select game captains each week.  Today’s captains will be WR Randall Cobb (offense), LB Clay Matthews (defense) and CB Jarrett Bush (special teams).

As per team tradition, the Packers select game captains each week.  Today’s captains will be WR Randall Cobb (offense), LB Clay Matthews (defense) and CB Jarrett Bush (special teams).


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