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Garrett Johnson got the “Juice” at Kentucky

Garrett Johnson (Vicky Graff Photo)

Garrett Johnson (Vicky Graff Photo)

By LARRY VAUGHT

Did you ever wonder how Kentucky receiver Garrett “Juice” Johnson got his nickname?

I did, so I finally asked the player many think could be UK’s most consistent receiver this season.

“In between high school and college, I got it. After my senior season, I was coming up here and that’s how it started,” Johnson said. “I really can’t remember how it started, but once it did, it just took off. I  love Juice Johnson.”

Even his mother likes the nickname.

What players have to make big jump for Stoops’ Cats?

Matt Elam's play could be just what the UK defense needs next season. (Vicky Graff Photo)

Matt Elam’s play could be just what the UK defense needs next season. (Vicky Graff Photo)

By LARRY VAUGHT

What player or players do selected Kentucky media members think have to make a big jump in August for Kentucky to be successful next season?

Tom Leach, UK Radio Network/Leach Report: “We’ve seen players make transformations over the summer in the past and this would be a great time for Matt Elam to take it to another level in preparing himself to be a force in the middle of the defensive line come August.  And other interior defensive linemen making that big jump would also be a big plus because the Cats.”