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#24 Champ Bailey - DB

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Champ Bailey Career NFL Stats 1999-2013
G
SOLOTKL
AST TKL
COMB TKL
SACKS
INT
INT TD
FF
FR
FRTD
215
832
99
931
3.0
52
4
7
6
0

 

 

 

Champ Bailey Childhood

Roland ‘Champ’ Bailey, Jr. was born on June 22, 1978 in Fort Campbell, KY. He is the son of Elaine and Roland Bailey Sr. From a young age, people saw the athleticism in Champ was better than most. His mother gave him the nickname ‘Champ’ at the age of two after seeing him running around. His interest in football started at a young age. He was too talented to play one position on the field. It wouldn’t be until he got to the NFL that he wasn’t playing multiple positions on offense and defense.

 

 

 

 

 

Champ Bailey High School Stats and Awards

Champ attended Charlton High School.  He was a three sport star in high school. On the football field, Champ was Mr. Everything. He was the team’s quarterback and safety and also played wide receiver and running back. His all-around talent made him a highly targeted recruit. Bailey chose to keep playing football in the Peach State by attending the University of Georgia.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Champ Bailey College Stats and Notes

Bailey played for Georgia from 1996-98. He totaled 8 INTs during his college career. However, just like in high school, Champ was also a big factor on offense. Recruited as a defensive back, Bailey caught 59 passes for 978 yards and 5 TDs during his last two years at Georgia. The Bulldogs made two bowl appearances with Champ on the team.  He was an All-SEC First Team selection and was a Consensus All-American in 1998. Champ wasn’t just a football player at Georgia. He also set a school record in the long jump at the 1998 SEC Indoor Track and Field Championships.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Awards and Achievements
MVP
All-Pro

1st Team: 2004, 2005, 2006

2nd Team: 2000, 2003, 2007, 2012

Pro Bowl Selections
2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005 2006, 2007, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012
Defensive Player of the Year Award
Achievements

Member of 2000s All-Decade Team

 

Champ Bailey NFL Career Stats and Notes

Champ was selected 7th overall in the 1999 NFL Draft by the Washington Redskins. He spent the first five seasons in Washington before being traded in season to the Denver Broncos. Champ played nine seasons with the Broncos, which turned out to be the rest of his career. Champ signed with the New Orleans Saints in 2014 but didn’t play a down for them and retired several months later. The 12-time Pro Bowler was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2019.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Champ Bailey 100 yard INT Return in 2005 AFC Divisional Playoff Game

Bailey and the Broncos faced the defending Super Bowl champion New England Patriots at home in a 2005 AFC Divisional Playoff game. With the Patriots looking to make their third straight Super Bowl, the Broncos stood in their way. Bailey made an iconic play that helped derail the Patriots’ plans.
Late in the third quarter and the Patriots knocking on the door for another score, Tom Brady threw a pass to wide receiver Troy Brown. Bailey stepped in front of Brown and was off to the races down the sideline. Bailey took the interception 100 yards before being tackled at the one yard line. One of the longest non-scoring plays in NFL history was a momentum swing that the Broncos needed. They would score on the ensuing series and hold on to beat the Patriots 27-13, handing Brady his first career playoff loss.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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