In the 2007 season of Ashton Cobb’s collegiate football career at the University of Kentucky, Cobb was second among University of Kentucky defensive backs with 42 tackles in the season. Cobb started in two games, and opened at free safety versus LSU, starting at strong safety versus Florida. Cobb set a career high with seven tackles against LSU, matching this with seven tackles at Vanderbilt. Cobb made his first career interception against Eastern Kentucky.
Ashton Cobb excelled at the safety position at the University of Kentucky in Lexington in the United States. Cobb played both strong and free safety positions during his time with UK. Cobb was named Mr. Kentucky, which lauded Cobb as, pound for pound, the strongest man on the UK team. Cobb ran the 40 in 4.51, gaining stats of over 100 tackles, 3 interceptions, 3 forced fumbles and 2 fumble recoveries with one for a touchdown.
As a member of the football squad of University of Kentucky, Ashton Cobb was popular and respected with fans of the Big Blue, who universally regarded him as extremely talented and skilled at the Safety defensive position. “#2–He is a quality player,” opined one blog fan. Cobb delivered steadily positive performance game after game at UK, executing with increasing skill and certainty the decisive passing blocks and aborted rushing games of opponents from his strong Safety defensive position. In 2009, Cobb was a decisive force in the Wildcats miraculous after halftime comeback to upset LSU as the Wildcats triumphed in the Liberty Bowl.