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Reader notes that Randall Cobb has chance to set NFL single season yardage record


Green Bay Packers' Randall Cobb leaps over Detroit Lions' Don Carey (32) as he runs back a kick during the first half of an NFL football game Sunday, Dec. 9, 2012, in Green Bay, Wis. (AP Photo/Jeffrey Phelps)

Green Bay Packers’ Randall Cobb leaps over Detroit Lions’ Don Carey (32) as he runs back a kick during the first half of an NFL football game Sunday, Dec. 9, 2012, in Green Bay, Wis. (AP Photo/Jeffrey Phelps)


Vaughtsviews.com reader Sarah White of Nashville had a friend who works in the Alcoa (Tenn.) school system who shared this information with her about Randall Cobb that I thought certainly was worth sharing with everyone;

“Okay, so for those of you who haven’t kept up with it recently, Randall is still #1 in the NFL in all-purpose yards for this season.  What I find odd is that nobody has been mentioning during games that he has a legitimate shot to break the ALL-TIME NFL RECORD!!!  He is only 606 yards away from breaking (605 away from tying) the all-time record that was set by Darren Sproles last season.

“Since there are only 3 games left, that means he only needs 202 yards per game to break the record.  To put that in perspective, he had 191 total yards Sunday night.  And just in case he doesn’t get the NFL’s all-time record, he’s only 160 yards away from breaking Green Bay’s franchise record.  He’s currently already 85th on the NFL’s all-time list ahead of names like O.J. Simpson, Emmitt Smith, Roger Craig, Walter Payton, Hershel Walker, and Eric Dickerson.  I just wanted to make sure y’all know about what I’m now calling the ‘Randall Watch!'”


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  1. TrueBlueJohn

    Amazing that a player that was an under-recruited 2 star player could turn into a star at the highest level. Shows what hard work and determination can do. I for one am glad that he chose Blue over puke orange.

    1. UKFMLY

      Yeah, and it makes the star rating system at the very least a little suspect!

      That guy is a truely amazing talent. And a GREWAT person which is even more impressive!


    2. cmadler

      Finding under-recruited guys who can perform at the top level has been Green Bay’s strength in recent years. In addition to Cobb, there’s Clay Matthews, who began college as a walk-on at USC, James Starks, who was a 2-star recruit only offered by Buffalo, Aaron Rodgers, whose only D-I offer was to be a preferred walk-on at Illinois, and Tramon Williams, who began college as a walk-on at Louisiana Tech and was an undrafted free agent. Frank Zombo, Sam Shields, and John Kuhn were also all undrafted free agents.

  2. bryan mceuen

    Wish more players would come along like him. He’s one of a kind that comes around once in a blue moon. GO CATS and Packers

  3. Love SEC FBall

    Thanks for the update, Sarah. I have been watching our boys at Denver & Green Bay but was unaware that Randall had this many yards this season. Can’t remember the announcers mentioning it either. Good luck to all of our former players!

    1. Larry Pup

      Awesome player that the ugly ass orange never got. I hope he breaks it!

  4. shinny

    Love watching one of the greats! Damn I wish we could have used him more(think Tenn. game) and yes I will never forget 4 downs inside 15 no Cobb. Wow what could he have done in the “Air Raid” maybe Whitlow will show us as a slot reciever!!

  5. bryan mceuen

    He has establish himself as one the most over rated player in the league in a short time!!!


    He’s a guy that really has the right to feel good about himself…an incredible person!

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