"My dad always preached to me about work. About dedication."
For the next installment of his ongoing "In The Zone" series, Dhani Jones travels to Green Bay. There, at Lambeau Field, one of football's most hallowed grounds, he meets the Packers' Randall Cobb, a second-year wide receiver.
The native of Tennessee was named the state's Mr. Football as a quarterback, the position he intended to play at Kentucky. But after his freshman season, the Wildcats moved him to wide receiver, and the rest, as Cobb says, "is history."
In the video with Dhani Jones, Cobb talks about that transition, and how adjusting to life in the NFL was easy at first, but quickly became exhausting near the end of his rookie campaign.
Cobb has 71 receptions and seven touchdowns for the Packers in 2012.
More episodes of "In The Zone" with Dhani Jones:
- The good, bad and ugly of Glascott's
- Taking a ride in the Fanbulance
- Dane Sanzenbacher interview
- Andrew Hawkins' long road to the NFL
- The Bengal Bomb Squad
- Encouraging kids with Bengals' Vincent Rey
- Mark Herzlich's amazing journey
- Steve Weatherford, a punter who makes his own luck
- "In the Zone" goes to the barbershop
- The firefighter turned NFL lineman
- The Ultimate Eagles Fan
- At the heart of Philly sports