4th Gala

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Randall Cobb

Randall Cobb is a 13-year NFL veteran wide receiver, husband to Aiyda Cobb, and father of 3. Cobb hails from Maryville, TN and is the son of Tina and Randall Cobb Sr.

Cobb attended Alcoa High School in Alcoa, Tennessee, where he was a letterman in football, basketball, and track. His football team was a four-time State Champion in Class AA and Cobb was named “Mr. Football” for class AA by the Tennessee Secondary School Athletic Association.

After a stellar high school career, Cobb accepted an athletic scholarship to play college football for the Kentucky Wildcats where he played from 2008 – 2011. There he led the Wildcats to three Bowl games, was named to the SEC All-Freshmen team at quarterback, and earned All-American honors as a wide receiver in 2010.

After gaining notoriety as a dual threat quarterback as a freshman, his sophomore season Cobb played wide receiver as well as a significant role in the offense/special teams returning kicks, place kick holding, receiving, and quarterback in the “Wildcat” formation. He scored 15 touchdowns – four receiving, one returning, and ten rushing during the 2009 season. During the season, he had an eight-game streak of scoring a touchdown.

In his junior season, Cobb had a new head coach in Joker Phillips, who said “He’s one of the best leaders I’ve ever been around.” On October 9, 2010, Cobb scored four touchdowns against undefeated and eventual national champions Auburn, tying the Kentucky school record for career touchdowns at 32. He was also the first player to score a rushing, passing, and receiving touchdown in the same game for Kentucky since Shane Boyd in 2003. Overall, in his junior season, he finished with 1,017 receiving yards, seven receiving touchdowns, 424 rushing yards, five rushing touchdowns, 58 passing yards, and three passing touchdowns, earning All-American honors in 2010. After his junior season, he declared for the NFL Draft.

In 2011, Cobb was selected 64th overall by the Green Bay Packers in the second round of the NFL draft and is one of 14 players since the merger (1970) with 7,500+ yards from scrimmage and 2,500 return yards and has recorded a play of 60+ yards receiving, rushing, on kickoff and punt return, one of five such players to do so since 2000. He played 10 seasons for the Packers and played one season each for the Dallas Cowboys, Houston Texans and New York Jets.

  • In 166 career games (88 starts) with GB (2011-18, ‘21-22), DAL (2019), HST (2021) and the Jets (2023-present), has totaled 7,624 yards and 54 touchdowns on 630 receptions and added 364 yards on 63 carries ∙ Has returned 98 punts for 903 yards and two touchdowns and 76 kickoffs for 1,926 yards and a touchdown.
  • Has appeared in 12 postseason games (10 starts) all with GB and has totaled 596 yards and five touchdowns on 47 receptions.
  • Selected to the Pro Bowl following the 2014 season after single-season bests in receptions (91), yards (1,287), and touchdowns (12).
  • Among active NFL players, his 167 explosive receptions (catches of 16+ yards) is tied for the 10th most in the league, while he has produced at least five in every season, including 20+ in four seasons.

After accomplishing so many accolades on the field, it’s important to note that during the midst of an NFL career, Cobb re-enrolled to the University of Kentucky to complete his Bachelors in Community Communications & Leadership and became the first in his family to earn a college degree May of 2016. Throughout his time as a student and professional athlete Cobb has been extremely active in community service, charitable giving, and empowering youth to achieve their goals. He’s been elected captain by his teammates on multiple NFL teams and continues to lead himself and his family with high character, work ethic, faith, and determination. It’s our extreme pleasure to introduce and Welcome to our 4th Annual Men2Be Fundraiser Gala, Mr. Randall Cobb.

Anthony Brock

Anthony Brock is a native of Montgomery, Alabama, and a graduate of Sidney Lanier. He
has received two degrees from Alabama State University and is currently a doctoral candidate at
the University of West Alabama. The Autauga County school system employed him for 13 years.
During that time, he served as a Head Football Coach at Prattville Junior High, an At-Risk
Specialist for the Autauga County Board of Education, Assistant Principal at Prattville
Elementary School, and Principal of the Second Chance Alternative School. Anthony Brock was
also the last Principal at St. Jude Educational Institute in Montgomery. He is also the Founder of
the Brother2Brother and Sister2Sister Mentoring Program, which still meets regularly in Autauga
Mr. Brock serves on the Alabama Leadership Council for the Alabama Opportunity
Scholarship Fund, the Board of Directors at The Mercy House, and Prattville Y.M.CA, the
Alabama State University Continuing Education Policy Council, and he is currently a member of
the Alabama Independent Schools Association State Board of Directors. He is also a proud
graduate of Leadership Alabama Class XXIX.
The Montgomery Advertiser awarded Anthony the Martin Luther King Jr. Spirit Award
for Central Alabama, the Montgomery Alumni Chapters of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc.,
Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity Inc., and Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Inc. have recognized him as the
Citizen of the Year, the Beta Sigma Chapter of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority Inc. awarded him
with the Community Hero Award and the Citizen of the Year Award, Zeta Phi Beta Sorority
Incorporated awarded him the Community Leader of the Year Award, and the First
Congregational Church in Montgomery recognized him and his brother with the “Rosa Parks
Day Dismantling Racism Award.” He was selected as the Entrepreneur of the Year at the
Alabama Black Achievers Gala sponsored by Regions Bank in Birmingham. The Alabama
Power Company also selected Anthony as an Alabama Bright Light, and he was recognized as a
member of Alabama State University’s “50 under 50” Inaugural Alumni Class. Anthony received
the Montgomery Chapter of Jack and Jill of America Living Legend Award for Black History
Month. Forbes Magazine and the Yass Foundation recently identified Valiant Cross Academy as
the recipient of the prestigious Million Dollar Yass Prize. The Yass Prize is known as the,
“Pulitzer of Education”. Anthony has also recently been selected as a Contributing Writer for
Forbes Magazine.
He is the Co-Founder with his brother Fred and Head of School at Valiant Cross
Academy. Since opening in 2015, Valiant Cross Academy has been showcased in local print
publications, WSFA “Making a Difference” report, WAKA’s “What Right With Our Schools”
report, recognized by the USA Today as “A Community That Thrives Program,” and Valiant
Cross received the 2017 Community Service Award from Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity Inc. Valiant
Cross was also recently selected as one of the State of Alabama’s Bicentennial School’s. He is
also the co-author of the book “Fruit” and the Executive Producer of the PBS documentary
“Fruit,” which details his career as an educator and mentor. Anthony and his scholars from VCA
recently were featured in Bryan Stevenson’s HBO Documentary True Justice, and CNN News
has done a feature on the school.
He is an active member of St. Paul A.M.E. Church in Montgomery, serving as a Steward,
Men’s Usher, Men’s Chorus, and Youth Church Leader. Anthony is a proud member of Kappa
Alpha Psi Fraternity Inc. He is married to D’Tanja Brock, and they have two beautiful daughters,
Noah and Jonah.