After years of juggling classes at Kentucky along with his schedule with the Green Bay Packers, wide receiver Randall Cobb is set to graduate from the university in May, a school representative announced on Monday.
Cobb, 25, has five NFL seasons and a Pro Bowl under his belt, but said his impending graduation will be his greatest accomplishment. He revealed the news on Monday at Kentucky’s Singletary Center for the Arts, where he spoke to students and fans.
“When I was here I had my day planned out for me,” Cobb said, according to Morgan Eads of The Herald-Leader (Lexington, Ky.). “I knew I was going to be in class at this time, practice at this time … but once you get to the level I’m at now, it’s more that you have to build that structure for yourself.”
Cobb said that he has been taking communications classes whenever he can fit them into a busy schedule that includes football, offseason workout schedules and speaking engagements.
At Kentucky, Cobb was one of the nation’s most versatile players, finishing his three seasons with 22 rushing touchdowns, 13 receiving touchdowns, five passing touchdowns and two punt return touchdowns.
That success followed him to the NFL, where he has racked up 306 receptions, 3,878 yards and 31 touchdowns in 68 games. In March 2015, he signed a four-year, $40 million contract with the Packers.