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Cobb on verge of Packers record, Pro Bowl

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) - Kentucky fans, don't look now, but former Wildcat Randall Cobb is up to his old tricks.

On Sunday, Cobb could set a Green Bay record for single-season all-purpose yards. The mark could fall when Cobb drops back on the Packers' opening kick-off.

Just what kind of season is Cobb having? The former UK quarterback/wide receiver/returner is 10 yards shy of Ahman Green's team record of 2,250.

Cobb is 456 yards away from breaking the NFL record of 2,696 set by New Orleans’ Darren Sproles last year.

"It's great when we do get the ball in Randall's hands because of his ability to go north and south," head coach Mike McCarthy said earlier this week. "To get those extra yards is obviously important in converting first downs."

Through 14 games, Cobb is averaging 63.7 receiving yards, 9.4 rushing yards, 68.8 kickoff return yards and 18 punt return yards. That’s a total of 159.9 yards per game.

"I think he's an incredible player," Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers said. "He's got a chance to do some incredible things here. He's having a heckuva year."

Breaking records isn't new to Cobb. While at Kentucky, he tied the school mark for career touchdowns with 32. In 2010, Cobb broke the Southeastern Conference single-season record for all-purpose yards with 2,396.

"There's been so many great players to come through here. It's definitely an honor to be mentioned with those names," Cobb said.

Cobb is hopeful the Packers will win their 14th World Championship.

"I'm a championship guy," he said. "I'm worried about championships. Records can be broken, but you can't take championships away."

"He conducts himself the right way," Rodgers added. "He really stands for everything you'd want a Packer player to stand for."

Cobb currently is one of six Packers leading the NFC Pro Bowl fan voting at his position.


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