Allen Bailey

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Allen Bailey
No. 97     Kansas City Chiefs
Defensive End
Personal information
Date of birth: (1989-03-25) March 25, 1989 (age 25)
Place of birth: Sapelo Island, Georgia
Height: 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) Weight: 288 lb (131 kg)
Career information
High school: Darien (GA) McIntosh County
College: Miami (FL)
NFL Draft: 2011 / Round: 3 / Pick: 86
Debuted in 2011 for the Kansas City Chiefs
Career history
Roster status: Active
Career highlights and awards
  • All-ACC Second Team (2010)
  • All-ACC First Team (2009)
Career NFL statistics as of Week 13, 2013
Tackles 29
Sacks 2.0
Forced fumbles 0
Stats at NFL.com

Allen Bailey (born March 25, 1989) is an American football defensive end for the Kansas City Chiefs. Prior to being drafted by Kansas City, Bailey played college football for the University of Miami.

Early years[edit]

Bailey was born in Sapelo Island, Georgia. Bailey's family traced their ancestry back to Bilali Mahomet,[citation needed] a Guinean Muslim slave.[1] 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]

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.[2]

Professional career[edit]

At the 2011 NFL Combine, Bailey had the third-highest vertical leap of any defensive lineman, at 36.5".[3] He was drafted in the third round, with the 86th overall pick, of the 2011 NFL Draft by the Kansas City Chiefs.[4] Bailey recorded his first sack against the Packers in week 15. Bailey ended his 2011 season with 1 sack and 10 tackles.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Diouf, Sylviane Anna (1998). Servants of Allah: African Muslims enslaved in the Americas. NYU Press. p. 199. ISBN 0-8147-1905-8. 
  2. ^ ESPN.com stats
  3. ^ "2011 NFL Combine-Top Performers-Defensive Line-Vertical Jump". National Football League. Archived from the original on 14 May 2011. Retrieved April 29, 2011. 
  4. ^ Tucker, Doug (April 29, 2011). "Chiefs Take Defensive Lineman Bailey in 3rd Round". Associated Press. Retrieved April 29, 2011. 

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