Randall Cobb has caught 306 passes and scored 35 touchdowns in the National Football League.
Last year, he signed a four-year, $40 million contract with the Green Bay Packers.
Still, something has been missing. But this summer, Cobb is going to fix that.
Cobb, who played football at the University of Kentucky from 2008-2010 before departing a year early to enter the NFL Draft, says he will become the first member of his immediate family to graduate from college when he claims his UK diploma this summer.
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Cobb will walk across the stage in Rupp Arena during Sunday’s UK commencement ceremony in front of family and friends.
“I have two more classes and then I’ll be graduating, so they’re going to let me walk in May and I’ll be graduating in August,” Cobb told UK public relations for an article published Monday on the University of Kentucky News website. “It really is a big accomplishment for me.”
Cobb said in the interview that graduating from college holds a special place for him.
“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 majoring in community and leadership development in UK’s College of Agriculture, Food and Environment.
“Education is important,” Cobb told UK public relations. “The older I get, the more I understand how important it really is. I’ve been able to be really successful on the field. But I want to be successful in as many fields as I can.”
UK graduation ceremonies
UK’s commencement ceremonies will be Sunday at Rupp Arena. Undergraduate ceremonies will begin at 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. The graduate and professional ceremony will begin at 7 p.m. More than 2,400 undergraduates and approximately 500 graduate and professional students are expected to participate, marking the largest commencement in UK’s history. Overall, more than 4,000 undergraduate and 1,800 graduate and professional degree candidates have been submitted to the UK Board of Trustees for approval. For more information, go to www.uky.edu/commencement