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Randall Cobb: Kentucky Sportsman of the Year finalist

Green Bay Packers wide receiver Randall Cobb celebrated after a 5-yard touchdown catch in the third quarter Sunday against the St. Louis Rams. Cobb, a former Kentucky star in his second year with the Packers, later caught a second touchdown pass. 
Seth Perlman
Green Bay Packers wide receiver Randall Cobb celebrated after a 5-yard touchdown catch in the third quarter Sunday against the St. Louis Rams. Cobb, a former Kentucky star in his second year with the Packers, later caught a second touchdown pass. Seth Perlman Associated Press

We are revealing, in alphabetical order, the 10 finalists for the 2012 Lexington Herald-Leader Kentucky Sportsman of the Year award. The winner will be announced the night of Jan. 31 simultaneously on Kentucky.com and at the Bluegrass Sports Award Banquet. Complete results will be in the Feb. 1 Herald-Leader.

What he did in 2012: Ex-Kentucky standout set a Green Bay record for combined net yardage (2,342) and led the Packers in receptions (80) and receiving yardage (954).

Voter comment: "Cobb didn't just set a team record for combined net yards, he set a Green Bay Packers record. That's stirring some mighty old ghosts." — Darrell Bird, The Cats Pause

Previously announced finalists: Teddy Bridgewater, John Calipari

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