|No. 97 Kansas City Chiefs|
|Date of birth:March 25, 1989|
|Place of birth: Sapelo Island, Georgia|
|High School: Darien (GA) McIntosh County|
|Height: 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)||Weight: 285 lb (129 kg)|
|College: Miami (FL)|
|NFL Draft: 2011 / Round: 3 / Pick: 86|
|Debuted in 2011 for the Kansas City Chiefs|
|Roster status: Active|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Career NFL statistics as of Week 17, 2012|
Early years[edit | edit source]
Bailey was born in Sapelo Island, Georgia. Bailey's family traced their ancestry back to Bilali Mahomet, a Guinean Muslim slave. He attended McIntosh County Academy in McIntosh County, Georgia and played linebacker and fullback. As a senior he played in only four games due to a stress fracture in his back and had one sack. As a junior he had 138 tackles and three sacks. He also had 323 yards on 51 carries with four touchdowns as a fullback.
College career[edit | edit source]
As a University of Miami freshman in 2007, Bailey played in all 12 games, mainly on special teams, but appeared in two games as a linebacker. He finished with four tackles. As a sophomore in 2008 Bailey played in 12 games, starting four at defensive end. He finished the season with 36 tackles and five sacks.
As a Junior in 2009, Bailey has 24 tackles and seven sacks.
Professional career[edit | edit source]
At the 2011 NFL Combine, Bailey had the third-highest vertical leap of any defensive lineman, at 36.5". He was drafted in the third round, with the 86th overall pick, of the 2011 NFL Draft by the Kansas City Chiefs. Bailey recorded his first sack against the Packers in week 15. Bailey ended his 2011 season with 1 sack and 10 tackles.
References[edit | edit source]
- Diouf, Sylviane Anna (1998). Servants of Allah: African Muslims enslaved in the Americas. NYU Press. p. 199. ISBN 0-8147-1905-8.
- ESPN.com stats
- "2011 NFL Combine-Top Performers-Defensive Line-Vertical Jump". National Football League. Archived from the original on 14 May 2011. http://web.archive.org/web/20110514001219/http://www.nfl.com/combine/top-performers. Retrieved April 29, 2011.
- Tucker, Doug (April 29, 2011). "Chiefs Take Defensive Lineman Bailey in 3rd Round". Associated Press. http://www.miamiherald.com/2011/04/29/2193412/chiefs-take-defensive-lineman.html. Retrieved April 29, 2011.
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