Bailey in the 2014 season
|No. 97 Kansas City Chiefs|
|Date of birth:||March 25, 1989|
|Place of birth:||Sapelo Island, Georgia|
|Height:||6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)|
|Weight:||288 lb (131 kg)|
|High school:||Darien (GA) McIntosh County|
|NFL draft:||2011 / Round: 3 / Pick: 86|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Career NFL statistics as of Week 8, 2015|
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.
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.
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. He had only 5 tackles in 10 games in 2012. 2013 was a turning point for Bailey after playing in 15 games finishing the year with 30 tackles, a sack, and two batted passes. In 2014 Bailey produced career highs in almost every defensive stat finishing with 41 combined tackles, 5 sacks, and two passes defended. On November 15, 2014 the Chiefs gave Bailey a 4 year 25 million dollar extension, with 15 million in guaranteed, and a signing bonus of 10 million. He finished 2015 with 38 tackles, 4.5 sacks, and 2 forced fumbles.
- 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. Retrieved April 29, 2011.
- Tucker, Doug (April 29, 2011). "Chiefs Take Defensive Lineman Bailey in 3rd Round". Associated Press. Retrieved April 29, 2011.
- 4 year 25 million dollar extension