Michael Bailey (Canadian football)

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Michael Bailey
Date of birth: (1982-10-11) October 11, 1982 (age 31)
Place of birth: Brampton, Ontario
Career information
Status: Not active
CFL status: National
Position(s): OL/DT
Height: 6 ft 7 in (201 cm)
Weight: 276 lb (125 kg)
University: Mount Allison Mounties
As player:

Toronto Argonauts*

* Off-season or practice roster only
Career stats
Playing stats at CFL.ca

Michael Bailey (born October 11, 1982) is a former professional Canadian football player with the Toronto Argonauts of the Canadian Football League.

Early years[edit]

Bailey was born in Brampton, Ontario and attended Heart Lake Secondary School. He was named athlete of the year in the Twelfth grade as a member of the Brampton Bulldogs.[1]

In September 2002, he enrolled at Mount Allison University, studying English while playing for both the Mount Allison Mounties football and basketball teams. In 2003, he was named an Atlantic University Sport All-Star and named the Mounties most improved player, recording 36 tackles in 8 games. In 2005, he was selected to compete in the CIS football East-West Bowl.[1]

Professional career[edit]

Bailey attended the 2006 CFL Evaluation Camp and, though he went undrafted in the 2006 CFL Draft, his performance was impressive[2][3][4] enough that he was signed by the Toronto Argonauts as a free agent on May 12, 2006,[5] and dressed in both pre-season games versus Hamilton as a backup offensive lineman, backup defensive tackle, and played on special teams. He was assigned to the practice roster at the beginning of the regular season, where he remained until he returned for his final season at Mount Allison on July 29.[1]

He re-signed with the Argonauts on January 3, 2007 but released at the end of training camp on June 23, 2007.[1][6][7]


  1. ^ a b c d "Argos sign Brampton's Michael Bailey". The Brampton News. 2007-01-03. Retrieved 2009-08-25. 
  2. ^ "Evaluation Camp numbers". CFL.ca. 2006-03-26. Retrieved 2009-08-25. 
  3. ^ "Coaches' comments on their players attending CFL Evaluation Camp". CFL.ca. 2006-03-23. Retrieved 2009-08-25. 
  4. ^ Forde, Duane (2006-04-16). "CFL Canadian Draft rankings". CFL.ca. Retrieved 2009-08-25. 
  5. ^ "Signed non-import OT Michael Bailey". Canadian Football League. 2006-05-12. Retrieved 2009-08-25. 
  6. ^ http://www.canada.com/story_print.html?id=d5c575b9-5885-4a23-be1c-83bd58e78ee8&sponsor=
  7. ^ "Argonauts trim roster". CFL.ca. 2007-06-23. Retrieved 2009-08-25.