Dorian Baker and Garrett Johnson preparing for their final season in Lexington

07/31/2017 11:20 AM

Senior wide receivers Dorian Baker and Garrett Johnson are gearing up for big senior seasons. Both have had their ups and downs throughout the last three years, and they are working hard to make sure the 2017 season is one to remember.

Dorian Baker missed the first three games of last season with a hamstring injury. He Baker caught 14 passes for 208 yards and two touchdowns in 2016. His first touchdown of the season was a big one — a 35-yard reception in the Louisville game that gave Kentucky a 38-31 lead in the fourth quarter.

Garrett “Juice” Johnson is Kentucky’s leading returning receiver. Johnson caught 39 passes for 585 yards and five touchdowns. Johnson is a big play receiver, who can stretch the field for Kentucky’s offense.

KSTV’s Clayton Abernathy caught up with Dorian Baker and Garrett Johnson.

Interview with Baker:

Notable quote: “I’ll tell you like I’ve told everybody else, I’m cozy. There’s a difference between comfortable and cozy and right now, for me and where I’m at, I’m cozy. I’m observant and I’m handling my business.”

Interview with Johnson:

Notable quote: “Senior year, really seen it all. So now it’s just time to, personally, just put everything together. You know, continue to grow mentally. Everything I learn out here, just continue to apply to my daily strides each day and just be more mature, more of an adult.”

Clayton Abernathy

Clayton is a Producer for Spectrum News. He graduated with a Journalism degree from the University of Kentucky and he lives and breathes UK Basketball, making him the perfect fit to produce KSTV. That’s Kentucky’s only nightly half-hour show dedicated solely to UK sports. You can watch it weeknights at 7:30 and 11 on Spectrum News. Follow Clayton on twitter @ClaySTV1 to stay updated on the latest UK Basketball and recruiting news or to follow his amateur competitive eating endeavors. He once ate thirteen cheese Coney hot dogs in one sitting…on his lunch break.


Subscribe to email updates.

Subscribe and get the latest KSTV Sports info delivered to your inbox.