88  A.J. Johnson
A.J. Johnson


Portland, Ore.

High School:

Last College:
Western Oregon/Foothill CC

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 186

Wide Receiver



Wildcats Begin Rivalry Road Trip with Tennessee

Saturday, November 15 | 4:00 p.m. ET | SEC Network | Knoxville, Tenn. | Neyland Stadium (102,455)


Kentucky Honors Seniors in Season Finale vs. Tennessee

Saturday, Nov. 30 | 7:00 p.m. ET | ESPNU | Lexington, Ky. | Commonwealth Stadium (67,942)


UK Concludes 2012 Season with Border Rival Tennessee

Saturday, Nov. 24 |12:21 p.m. ET | SEC Network | Knoxville, Tenn. | Neyland Stadium (102,455)


Joker Phillips Press Conference Coverage

Held at the Wildcat Den

Enrolled at Kentucky and joined the team in the summer of 2012 ... Has two seasons of practice experience ... Highly competitive player who loves the game ... Picked up the new offensive system quickly.

2013 (Junior): Continued to practice with the team.

2012 (Sophomore): Transferred to Kentucky and practiced with the team.

2011 (Redshirt Freshman): Played at Foothill College ... Caught eight passes for 74 yards and a touchdown.

2010 (Freshman): Redshirted at Western Oregon.

High School: Four-year letterwinner at Jefferson High School ... Led the Democrats to the conference championship senior year ... Career-best game came against Sherwood in semifinal when he had eight receptions for 105 yards and one touchdown ... First team all-league and honorable-mention all-state defensive back senior year, intercepting six passes with three returned for touchdowns ... Second team all-league defensive back junior year with seven interceptions and four returned for touchdowns ... Two-year starter under Coach Anthony Stoudamire ... Three-year letterwinner as a shooting guard for the basketball team, leading the Democrats to three state championships ... Lettered one year in track.

Personal: Born in Portland, Ore. ... Son of Alvin and Angela Johnson ... Plans to major in kinesiology.

Community Cats: Participated in God's Pantry delivery (2012) ... Helped with Big Blue U Move-In (2012).

A.J. Says ... My game-day superstition is: turn phone on airplane mode ... The coolest part of being at UK is: be a part of a great historical organization ... The one thing I like most about football is: you can leave it all out on the field ... My hidden talent is: I can play drums ... Something people might not know about me is: played basketball and was part of three state championships in a row.

2015 National Signing Day Commonwealth Stadium