Bailey, Fields are Game Captains vs. Florida

Sept. 23, 2011

LEXINGTON, Ky. – University of Kentucky senior Mychal Bailey and junior E.J. Fields have been named game captains for Kentucky’s Southeastern Conference opener with Florida on Saturday at Commonwealth Stadium, UK head coach Joker Phillips has announced.

Game captains are usually chosen on the basis of performance in the previous game. Bailey recorded his first tackle of the season in Kentucky’s game with Louisville last weekend and performed well in kickoff return duties by taking three returns for 76 yards, including a 36-yard return.  

Fields had a career game against Louisville, grabbing his first career reception. The native of Frankfort, Ky., ended the game with seven catches for 57 yards, including a two-yard touchdown catch.

Bailey and Fields will join permanent game captains Danny Trevathan and Stuart Hines at the pregame coin toss.

Hall of Fame Weekend at Commonwealth Stadium: The University of Kentucky athletics department will honor the 2011 UK Athletics Hall of Fame Class at Commonwealth Stadium on Saturday. The 2011 class includes former UK student-athletes Jeff Abbott (baseball), Pam Browning (women’s basketball), Ilkka Jantti (men’s soccer), Cedric Kauffmann (men’s tennis), Bill Ransdell (football) and former administrator Russell Rice.

The class will be formally inducted during a Hall of Fame banquet on Friday night and will be introduced to the fans at Commonwealth Stadium on Saturday at halftime along with previous Hall of Fame members that are in attendance. Fans are encouraged to stay in their seats at halftime to honor the UK greats.