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Stephen Johnson leaps into Kentucky Wildcats Football lore

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The leap heard ‘round the Bluegrass cemented Johnson’s spot in UK history.

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For a brief time, Stephen Johnson’s final collegiate season appeared to be in jeopardy. By night’s end, Johnson had secured his spot in UK lore.

After being sent to the locker room with a shoulder injury in the third quarter, UK watched the Vols score six straight points to take a 26-21 lead, which they held going into the final minute of the fourth quarter.

By then, Johnson had returned from his injury, but it wasn’t until UK’s final drive that he was able to lead the offense down the field for the game-winning score.

Johnson has had some memorable runs and eye-raising leaps, but none have ever been as special as Johnson’s final gallop into UK lore:

There’s still plenty of season left, but there’s no question the former California JUCO passer will forever be remembered in the Bluegrass.

And at this rate, we’ll begin talking about Johnson in the UK Athletics Hall of Fame. He’s already got my vote.

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