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Alcoa honors Cobb at halftime of playoff game

ALCOA, Tenn. (WVLT) -- Alcoa High School honored former Tornado great Randall Cobb Friday night at halftime of the school's quarterfinal game against Christian Academy of Knoxville.

Alcoa presented Cobb with a number 7 jersey, the number he wore when he starred with the Tornadoes from 2004-2007.

Cobb, now a standout wide receiver at Kentucky, was also the Mr. Football award winner for the state of Tennessee his senior season.

"Of all the things I've been thru here, and all the great teammates I had, and all the great players that came thru this program, I never thought it would be me standing down here now," Cobb told Sports Overtime.

"It's something that I bleed and it's something that's always gonna be a part of me, is Alcoa football."

Cobb was never highly recruiting coming out of Alcoa, but the last three years he's been one of the best players in the SEC.

Right now, Cobb is in the top seven in six different offensive categories. He's also a national semifinalist for the Fred Biletnikoff Award, handed out annually to the nation's top wide receiver.

Kentucky doesn't have a game this weekend. The Wildcats will play next Saturday against Tennessee. Cobb said beating the Vols would be right up there with winning a state championship.

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