Green Bay’s Aaron Rodgers cheers wide receiver Randall Cobb as he graduates college

Cobb dropped out of the University of Kentucky in 2011 to enter the NFL draft but hit the books during the off-season and is now the proud owner of a college degree

Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers turned cheerleader as watched his wide receiver Randall Cobb graduate on Sunday.

Cobb dropped out of the University of Kentucky in 2011 to enter the NFL draft but hit the books during the off-season and is now the proud owner of a college degree.

The 25-year-old couldn’t help but smile as he donned a blue cap and gown in Lexington, Kentucky, to collect his certificate.

Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers (pictured punching the air at the graduation) turned cheerleader as watched his wide receiver Randall Cobb graduate on Sunday

Cheering him on from the audience was Rodgers, who whooped, cheered and punched the air as Cobb picked up his scroll.

Rodgers, 32, later tweeted: ‘Great player, even better guy, now a college graduate. So proud of you brother @rcobb18.’

Cobb became the first person in his family to graduate from college, the New York Post reported.

The quarterback-wide receiver combination have been team mates since 2011 and Cobb has only ever played alongside Rodgers in the NFL.

Judging from the graduation ceremony, the pair are good friends and their connection is clear on the field too, where they have gained 3,878 yards and 31 touchdowns as a unit.

Cobb has played 68 games for the Packers in his five-year NFL career.

Cobb, picrured with class mate Luke McCowan, couldn't help but smile as he donned his blue cap and gown

Aaron Rodgers   Randall Cobb

He has scored at least one touchdown each season, with his highest tally of 12 in 2014.

Rodgers was drafted by the Packers in 2005 after playing college football for the California Golden Bears.

He played second fiddle to Brett Favre for three seasons before becoming the team’s starting quarterback in 2008.

Rodgers led the Packers to Super Bowl victory in 2010 and was crowned MVP in that game.

He was also voted league MVP in 2011 and 2014.

Source: The DailyMail

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