Sunday, 22 April, 2018


Kentucky QB Drew Barker announces intentions to transfer from the Wildcats

Auburn running back Kerryon Johnson leaps over Central Florida defensive back Mike Hughes during the first half of the Peach Bowl NCAA college football game Monday Jan. 1 2018 in Atlanta Kentucky QB Drew Barker announces intentions to transfer from the Wildcats
Conrad Doyle | 13 January, 2018, 01:21

Johnson calmed the Wildcat offense and led them to a comeback victory vs. EKU, essentially slamming the door on any quarterback competition. After sitting behind Patrick Towles for almost two seasons, Barker took over with two games remaining in the 2015 season.

"Football has taken me places that I have never dreamed of and I'm excited to see where it takes me next".

Now, Stephen Johnson will walk into the sunset, leaving the quarterback position for 2018 vacant.

Barker's United Kingdom career took a turn for the worse when he suffered a back injury during the New Mexico State game in 2016. He loved United Kingdom - much like former United Kingdom quarterback Patrick Towles who also transferred to play his final season at Boston College.

If he stayed at United Kingdom, he would have to compete with redshirt freshman Gunnar Hoak and recent signee Terry Wilson - along with freshmen Danny Clark and Walker Wood - for the starting job in spring practice.

The junior quarterback will be eligible to play immediately next season. Southern Miss but was injured following a hit on the first possession of the second half, which eventually ended his season two games later.

"One of the greatest accomplishments of my life was receiving my degree from the University of Kentucky", Barker wrote. Barker backed up Johnson this year, appearing in just four games.

Johnson ran for 1,391 yards and 18 touchdowns this season despite missing two games with an injury.

Wilson is by far the most seasoned of the four remaining contenders for UK's starting job. He always returned calls in high school.

Hoak has yet to throw a pass in an official United Kingdom game but has been impressive in two spring-game outings. The 6-4, 206-pound product of Dublin, Ohio, has completed 20 of 29 passes for 231 yards and three touchdowns combined in the two Blue-White Games.

Herald-Leader columnist Mark Story contributed to this article.

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