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Champ Bailey

Champ Bailey
Bailey with the Broncos in 2010
No. 24, 27
Position: Cornerback
Personal information
Date of birth: (1978-06-22) June 22, 1978
Place of birth: Folkston, Georgia
Height: 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Weight: 192 lb (87 kg)
Career information
High school: Folkston (GA) Charlton Co.
College: Georgia
NFL draft: 1999 / Round: 1 / Pick: 7
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career highlights and awards

NFL Records

  • Pro Bowl selections by a Defensive Back (12)
  • Career Pro Bowl interceptions (6)
  • Youngest player to intercept 3 passes in a single game
Career NFL statistics
Tackles: 909
Quarterback sacks: 3.0
Passes defensed: 235
Interceptions: 52
Forced fumbles: 7
Stats at NFL.com

Roland "Champ" Bailey Jr. (born June 22, 1978) is a former All-American honors, and was drafted by the Washington Redskins in the first round of the 1999 NFL Draft.

In 2004, Bailey was traded to the Denver Broncos, who released him in early 2014, following Super Bowl XLVIII. He was signed by the New Orleans Saints shortly afterward, but was released before the start of the regular season. In October 2014, Bailey announced his retirement from the NFL after 15 seasons. He was selected to 12 Pro Bowls in his career, the most ever for a cornerback.

Contents

  • Early years 1
  • College career 2
    • Track and field 2.1
  • Professional career 3
    • 1999 NFL Draft 3.1
    • Washington Redskins 3.2
    • Denver Broncos 3.3
    • New Orleans Saints 3.4
    • Retirement 3.5
    • NFL stats 3.6
    • NFL records 3.7
    • Pro Bowl records 3.8
  • Personal life 4
  • References 5
  • External links 6

Early years

Bailey was born in


  • New Orleans Saints bio
  • Denver Broncos bio

External links

  1. ^ "Champ Bailey". NFL Enterprises LLC. Retrieved September 6, 2012. 
  2. ^ "Charlton County Indians School Records". Charlton County High School. Retrieved September 12, 2013. 
  3. ^ "Champ Bailey". Denver Broncos Official Website. Retrieved 2008-11-28. 
  4. ^ http://www.nfl.com/draft/history/fulldraft?season=1999
  5. ^ http://football.about.com/od/nfldrafthistory/a/1999draftresult.htm - NFL Draft History - 1999 NFL Draft Results
  6. ^ "REDSKINS, LIONS SIGN NO 1 DRAFT PICKS", Chicago Tribune, July 25, 1999.
  7. ^ Aikman, Troy (2004). "Shutdown corner: the term starts—and ends—with Deion". The Sporting News. 
  8. ^ Broncos swap Portis for Bailey, CBC Sports, March 5, 2004.
  9. ^ Len Pasquarelli, 'Skins could use 'franchise' tag on CB; Champ Bailey, one of the league's top cornerbacks, was surprisingly given permission by the Redskins to seek a trade, ESPN, February 16, 2004.
  10. ^ Klis, Mike (June 23, 2010). "Broncos will have to deal with Bailey decision". Denver Post. 
  11. ^ http://www.milehighreport.com/2009/9/15/1032381/denver-broncos-50th-anniversary/
  12. ^ Klis, Mike (February 22, 2011). "Broncos re-sign Champ Bailey to four-year contract for $43 million". Denver Post. 
  13. ^ "Mind-blowing stats for the 2013 Pro Bowl".  
  14. ^ "Champ Bailey: I'm (almost) 35, so what?". USA Today. January 24, 2013. Retrieved July 4, 2013. 
  15. ^ "Champ Bailey starting in place of Chris Harris". CBS Sports. January 19, 2014. Retrieved January 21, 2014. 
  16. ^ "Broncos release Champ Bailey". ESPN. March 6, 2014. Retrieved March 6, 2014. 
  17. ^ http://www.denverpost.com/broncos/ci_25495319/champ-bailey-signing-new-orleans-saints-report
  18. ^ Rosenthal, Gregg (April 4, 2014). "Champ Bailey, New Orleans Saints agree to contract". NFL.com. Retrieved 2014-04-04. 
  19. ^ http://beta.sportingnews.com/article/4605504-nfl-roster-deadline-cutdown-bubble-top-10-michael-sam-champ-bailey-manningham-waivers-contracts
  20. ^ Sessler, Marc (October 28, 2014). "Champ Bailey retiring after 15 NFL seasons". NFL.com. Retrieved October 28, 2014. 
  21. ^ http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap3000000428115/article/champ-bailey-to-sign-oneday-contract-retire-with-broncos
  22. ^ "Champ Bailey Stats". ESPN. ESPN Internet Ventures. Retrieved 16 June 2014. 

References

Bailey is the older brother of former NFL linebacker Boss Bailey, who joined him on the Broncos for one season in 2008 after playing the first five years of his career on the Detroit Lions. They, their oldest brother Ronald, and their cousin Kenny all played at Georgia.

Personal life

  • Most career interceptions in Pro Bowl (6)

Pro Bowl records

  • Most Pro Bowl selections for a cornerback (12)
  • Most interceptions in one game (4) (at Pittsburgh Steelers, 11/05/06), (tied with 20 other players)
  • Longest interception return in a postseason game without scoring (100 YDS) (vs New England Patriots, 1/14/06)
  • Most consecutive games without allowing a touchdown by a cornerback (106) (11/13/05-12/29/13)
  • Most tackles in a single game by a cornerback (14) (tied with Charles Woodson, Ronde Barber, Dick Lane, Rod Woodson, Mel Blount)
  • Youngest player to intercept 3 passes in a game (21) (at Arizona Cardinals, 10/17/99)

NFL records

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Year Team GP COMB TOTAL AST SACK FF FR YDS INT YDS AVG LNG TD PD
1999 WSH 16 71 66 6 1.0 2 0 0 5 92 15 59 1 22
2000 WSH 16 62 57 5 0.0 1 1 0 5 68 11 48 0 20
2001 WSH 16 65 58 7 0.0 1 1 0 3 39 7 12 0 22
2002 WSH 16 73 67 6 1.0 2 0 0 3 78 15 69 1 27
2003 WSH 16 76 72 4 0.0 1 2 0 2 67 16 49 1 14
2004 DEN 16 86 73 13 0.0 3 0 0 3 52 10 38 0 17
2005 DEN 14 80 74 7 1.0 3 2 0 8 179 17 65 2 28
2006 DEN 16 90 78 12 1.0 4 1 0 10 221 18 70 2 26
2007 DEN 15 89 76 13 0.0 1 0 0 3 80 13 63 1 19
2008 DEN 9 44 39 5 1.0 2 1 0 1 9 4 9 0 8
2009 DEN 16 79 68 11 0.0 2 0 0 3 43 8 18 0 20
2010 DEN 16 55 51 4 1.0 1 0 0 2 8 2 7 0 18
2011 DEN 13 49 45 4 0.0 1 0 0 2 5 1 4 0 15
2012 DEN 16 71 66 5 0.0 1 1 0 2 20 5 18 0 14
2013 DEN 5 14 12 2 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 8
Career 216 1,012 902 110 6.0 25 9 0 52 961 12 70 8 278

NFL stats

Bailey announced his retirement on October 18, 2014.[20] On November 14, 2014, it was announced that Bailey would sign a one-day contract with Denver to allow him to officially retire as a Bronco.[21]

Retirement

On April 4, 2014, Bailey signed a two-year, $7 million contract with the New Orleans Saints.[17][18] Bailey failed to make the final roster, and was released on August 30, 2014.[19]

New Orleans Saints

On March 6, 2014, the Denver Broncos released Bailey.[16]

During the course of the 2013 season, Bailey was limited to a career-low 5 games with a foot injury; however, Bailey returned in time for the playoffs, and held his own when fellow cornerback, Chris Harris, was ruled out for the remainder of the season after a torn ACL.[15] Bailey played in his first Super Bowl at Super Bowl XLVIII in which Bailey had 4 tackles in a 43-8 loss to the Seattle Seahawks.

After the Broncos' loss to the Baltimore Ravens in the 2012–13 NFL playoffs, critics blamed Bailey's poor play for two Ravens touchdowns. Ravens receiver Torrey Smith was being covered by Bailey when Smith caught touchdown passes of 59 and 32 yards.[14] The Broncos lost the game 38-35 in double overtime. During the 2013 offseason, Bailey was named the 53rd-best player in the NFL by the league's network, NFL Network.

In 2012, Bailey was named an All-Pro for the 7th time of his career and was selected to the 2013 Pro Bowl. The Pro Bowl selection was his 12th, extending the record he set for trips by a cornerback, and tied the record for most Pro Bowls played, along with Randall McDaniel and Will Shields.[13]

During the 2012 offseason, Bailey was named the 46th-best player in the NFL by the league's network, NFL Network.

It was announced on February 22, 2011 by the Broncos vice president of football operations, John Elway, that Bailey was re-signed to a 4-year contract [12]

In 2010, Bailey matched up against some of the NFL's best wideouts. He held Dwayne Bowe to no catches on 2 targets. The Arizona Cardinals only completed 3 passes on him for 19 yards in a game where he matched up with Larry Fitzgerald. Bailey was selected to play in his record breaking 10th Pro Bowl. No cornerback in NFL history has been to more.

On September 15, 2009, Bailey was chosen for the Broncos 50th Anniversary team by the Denver community. This team was honored during the halftime-show of the Legacy game versus the Patriots on October 11.[11]

In 2009, Bailey did not allow a touchdown in 80 passes thrown his way that year, played on 98% of the snaps and remained one of the best-tackling cornerbacks in the game.[10]

In 2005, Bailey had 10 interceptions (tied for best in the NFL with Asante Samuel) and did not give up a touchdown during the season. Bailey, San Diego Chargers running back LaDainian Tomlinson and Miami Dolphins defensive end Jason Taylor were unanimous choices for the NFL All-Pro team. Also in 2006, Ron Jaworski stated during a MNF pre-season game against the San Francisco 49ers that Bailey only got tested 35 times and only four passes were completed over him, none for touchdowns. Following the season's conclusion, Bailey finished second in voting for NFL Defensive Player of the Year.

On January 14, 2006, in a divisional playoff game against the Georgia Bulldog.

On September 12, 2004, during the NFL's opening Sunday Night Football game of the season, Bailey intercepted his first pass as a Denver Bronco.

Prior to the 2004 season, Bailey was traded to Denver along with a second-round draft pick (who ended up being Tatum Bell) for Clinton Portis.

Denver Broncos

On July 24, 1999, Bailey signed a 5-year, $12 million contract including a $2 million signing bonus.[6] Bailey quickly established a reputation as one of the league's best defensive backs.[7] He was a large presence on the Redskins defense and benefited from time spent with Hall of Fame cornerback teammates Deion Sanders and Darrell Green. After the 2003 season, Bailey's contract with the Redskins expired and he threatened to boycott training camp if the club exercised the franchise tag.[8] In a surprising move, the Redskins gave Bailey permission to seek a trade.[9]

Washington Redskins

Pre-draft measurables
Ht Wt 40-yd dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert Broad BP
6 ft 0¾ in 189 lb 4.25 s 1.42 s 2.43 s 3.74 s 6.43 s 42 in 11 ft 1 in 22 reps
Values from NFL Combine and Georgia Pro Day

Bailey was drafted in the first round (seventh overall) of the 1999 NFL Draft by the Redskins.[4][5] He was the highest drafted player to ever come from his hometown of Folkston, Georgia, an achievement Bailey states was big for his town to increase its interest in football.

1999 NFL Draft

Professional career

Bailey set a school indoor long jump record in 1998 of 7.89 meters to finish third at the SEC Indoor Track and Field Championships.[3]

Bailey was also a standout athlete; he ran the 55 meters and 60 meters, recording personal bests of 6.35 seconds and 6.85 seconds, respectively. He also competed in long jump and triple jump.

Track and field

Bailey received an Southeastern Conference honors and claiming the Bronko Nagurski Trophy as the nation's top defensive player. Against the Virginia Cavaliers in the Peach Bowl, he caught 3 passes for 73 yards, including a 14-yard touchdown, rushed 3 times for 9 yards, returned 5 kickoffs for 104 yards, returned a punt 12 yards, and posted 2 tackles and 1 pass defended at cornerback. In 3 years at Georgia, he played 33 games (24 starts) and recorded 147 total tackles, two fumble recoveries, one forced fumble, eight interceptions and 27 passes defended. He was an All-SEC first-team selection as a sophomore, starting every game at left cornerback and one game at wide receiver.

College career

Notable statistics from his Charlton County Indians High School career: Total rushing yards 3573, 58 rushing touchdowns, with 13 100-yard games. He passed for 1211 yards on 74 completions. On defense/special teams he caught 8 interceptions, had 26 KR for 731yds, 22 PR for 318yds. His total offensive yardage was 5855 with 394 points scored. He still holds school records for season rushing yards with 1858, season rushing TDs with 28, season scoring with 180, single game rushing with 417 yards, and tied the record for single game rushing TDs which has stood since 1953 (He is also tied with the same person from 1953 for 3rd with 5).[2]

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