We are revealing, in alphabetical order, the 10 finalists for the 2011 Lexington Herald-Leader Kentucky Sportsman of the Year award. The winner will be announced simultaneously the night of Feb. 15 on Kentucky.com and at the inaugural Bluegrass Sports Awards Banquet. Complete results will be in the Feb. 16 Herald-Leader.
What he did in 2011: In his rookie season with the Green Bay Packers, the former Kentucky football star scored touchdowns three ways — as a receiver, a punt returner and a kick returner. For the season, he finished with 25 catches for 375 yards and averaged 11.3 yards a punt return and 27.7 yards a kickoff return. Pro Football Weekly named Cobb to its All-Rookie Team as a kickoff returner.
Voter comment: "Cobb single-handedly made UK football watchable for three years and has gone on to represent the state well as a rookie with the Green Bay Packers." — Chip Cosby, cn2 TV