Wesley Johnson - Football - University of Kentucky Athletics 40


  • position Wide Receiver
  • height 6-1
  • Weight 208
  • class Senior
  • Hometown Louisville, Ky.
  • Previous School Rollins College
  • High school North Oldham


  • Played in the three career games on special teams, all in 2020
  • Graduated from Rollins College in 2019 with a degree in business management … Currently working on a master’s degree in kinesiology and health promotion

2020 – Senior

  • Played in the three games
  • Saw his first collegiate action at Alabama … Also played at Florida and vs. NC State

2019 – Junior

  • Practiced with the team
  • Played lacrosse for three seasons and graduated from Rollins College (Winter Park, Florida) before transferring to Kentucky in June of 2019
  • Never played lacrosse before going to Rollins College but became a key contributor his senior season as a defensive midfielder
  • Transferred to UK as a graduate student to fulfill his life-long dream of playing collegiate football

2019 – Junior (Rollins College)

  • Saw time in 14 games playing short stick defensive midfield
  • Picked up 10 ground balls, including three in a 12-8 upset of No. 20 Colorado Mesa
  • Earned spots on both the Fall and Spring Rollins Athletic Director’s Honor Roll
  • Selected to the Spring SSC Commissioner’s Honor Roll

2018 – Sophomore (Rollins College)

  • Saw time in four games
  • Earned one ground ball on the season in the Tars’ game against Embry-Riddle on April 14, 2018
  • Saw time on the field against Alabama-Huntsville (3/26/18), Florida Tech (3/31/18), Tampa (4/11/18), and Embry-Riddle (4/14/18)
  • Spring Athletic Director’s Honor Roll
  • Sunshine State Conference Spring Commissioner’s Honor Roll

2017 – Freshman (Rollins College)

  • Named to the 2017 Sunshine State Conference Spring Commissioner’s Honor Roll
  • Did not see time in official competition

High School

  • Played four years of football at North Oldham High School
  • Three-year starter at outside linebacker and running back for head coach Billy Martin
  • Named First-Team All-District and Second-Team All-State as a senior
  • Set a school record with 175 tackles in his senior season … Averaged 14.5 tackles per game
  • Excelled in the classroom, graduating magna cum laude
  • Member of the National Honor Society, the Beta Club and the Men’s Leadership Association


  • Born in Louisville, Kentucky
  • Son of Nancy and Bill Johnson
  • Dad, Bill, played football at Louisville
  • Has one sister, Megan

Wes Says

  • He chose to play football at Kentucky because the coaching staff gave him a chance
  • His dream job is to open a dive bar in Tampa, Florida
  • One word to describe him on the field is “relentless”
  • The three famous people he would invite to his fantasy dinner are Marcus Luttrell, George Washington, and Ricky Williams
  • The person he admires most is his mom because she’s the strongest person he knows
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