LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) - Randall Cobb returned to the University of Kentucky Monday as the guest speaker at an event sponsored by the school’s Student Activities Board.
Cobb was interviewed in front of students and fans at the Singletary Center for the Arts in what was billed as “An Evening with Randall Cobb.” Even amid a busy off season, Cobb was quick to accept the invitation to return to UK.
"This is my old Kentucky home," he said. “It's just special to me. I feel like I was able to find myself when I was here at the university."
Cobb will complete his journey as a UK student this spring. He is finishing up course work in Communications and Leadership Development and recently registered to participate in graduation ceremonies in May. He was quick to correct a reporter who pointed out the obvious: as a NFL Pro Bowler, he did not have to worry about completing his degree.
"I did. To me, I did." Cobb said, who will become the first member of his immediate family to graduate from college.
"It's a big deal for me and my family. I'm trying to change the generations that come after me and I think education is a big part of that."
Cobb’s schedule Monday did not allow him to visit with the UK football team but was able to help with recruiting while on campus, he said.
Cobb is entering his sixth season in the NFL, all with the Green Bay Packers. Teams begin offseason programs in April.