Dorian Baker - Football - University of Kentucky Athletics 2


  • position Wide Receiver
  • height 6-3
  • Weight 205
  • class Senior
  • Hometown Cleveland Heights, Ohio
  • High school Cleveland Heights


  • Started in 34 of 44 career games played 
  • Ended his career at No. 25 on UK’s career receiving list with 1,148 career receiving yards with 101 catches and six touchdown
  • One of just 28 members in UK’s 1,000-yard receiving club
  • Graduated in December of 2018 with a degree in community and leadership development

2018 – R-Senior

  • Played in 12 games, earning 10 starting assignments
  • Totaled 13 catches for 133 yards
  • Helped lead UK to its first 10-win season in 41 years
  • Had two catches at Louisville, becoming the 16th player with at least 100 receptions in a career 
  • Caught a crucial 23-yard pass in the second quarter vs. Mississippi State on the Bulldogs’ 2-yard line, setting up a Benny Snell TD on the next play

2017 – Senior

  • Missed the season with an ankle injury

2016 – Junior

  • Missed three games early dealing with a preseason hamstring injury
  • Returned to action vs. Vanderbilt
  • Had one catch at Louisville for a 35-yard touchdown, his first scoring grab of the season
  • Made his first receptions of the season at Missouri, finishing with four catches for 48 yards
  • Became the 27th player in Kentucky history (and the fourth on the 2016 team) to surpass 1,000 receiving yards in his career, and now has 1,015 yards as a Wildcat
  • Caught two passes for 38 yards, including a 20-yard touchdown catch in the TaxSlayer Bowl vs. Georgia Tech

2015 – Sophomore

  • Started all 12 games and led the team in catches (55) and touchdowns (three), collecting 608 yards, including a team season-long 53 yard catch
  • A team-leading 26 of his catches came as first-down grabs
  • Had at least three catches in 11 of 12 games
  • Had a strong outing in a win over Missouri, with five catches for 51 yards and his first TD of the year
  • Following week was credited as sparking a UK comeback win over EKU with a career-high eight catches for 86 yards and two touchdowns
  • Had seven catches at Mississippi State and Vanderbilt

2014 – Freshman

  • Played in 10 games, starting three
  • Totaled 19 receptions for 199 yards and one touchdown 
  • Caught two passes in the win over Ohio, an eight-yard TD catch along with a 33-yarder that was his season long 
  • Caught four passes for 37 yards at Florida

High School

  • A four-star prospect according to Rivals who is a mixture of size and speed at wide receiver
  • Rivals ranked him the 16th-best prospect in the state of Ohio and 42nd-best WR in the nation
  • Had 24 receptions as a senior for 573 yards and six touchdowns
  • Averaged 23.9 yards per reception his senior year, including a season-long reception of 66 yards
  • Helped lead his team to the state playoffs two of his last three seasons, including the school’s first-ever playoff win his senior season
  • Four-year letterman and three-year starter
  • Coached by Jeff Rotsky
  • His recruiting finalists included Indiana, Minnesota, Pittsburgh, Illinois and Vanderbilt
  • Honor-roll student


  • Born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • Son of Melanie Mathis and Rinaldo Baker
  • A cousin, Larry Kennedy, played at Florida

Community Cats

  • Stayed after practice to spend time with the Special Olympics (2015)

Dorian Says

  • His nickname is “DB2”
  • If he had to be stranded on an island with a teammate he would chose C.J. Conrad because they are both from Cleveland
  • One word to describe him on the field is “passionate”
  • His favorite meal is steak and crab legs
  • His sports hero is Usain Bolt
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