Johnson begins camp as Kentucky's No. 1 quarterback

Kentucky quarterback Stephen Johnson (15) leaps over Georgia Tech linebacker Brant Mitchell during the second half of the TaxSlayer Bowl NCAA college football game at EverBank Field in Jacksonville, Fla., Saturday, Dec. 31, 2016. Georgia Tech won 33-18. (Gary Lloyd McCullough/The Florida Times-Union via AP)

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) - Kentucky's Stephen Johnson faced a smaller media contingent a year ago, as might be expected for a backup quarterback. The waves of reporters that surrounded the senior on media day demonstrated how Johnson has surged from unheralded junior college transfer to being a leader of a Wildcats offense looking to follow up their first bowl appearance since 2010.

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