Rodney Bailey
No. 94, 95, 93, 91
Position:Defensive end
Personal information
Born: (1979-10-07) October 7, 1979 (age 42)
Cleveland, Ohio
Height:6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Weight:309 lb (140 kg)
Career information
College:Ohio State
NFL Draft:2001 / Round: 6 / Pick: 181
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Tackles:78
Sacks:9.5
Interceptions:0
Player stats at NFL.com · PFR

Rodney Dwayne Bailey (born October 7, 1979) is a former American football defensive end who most recently played for the Arizona Cardinals of the NFL. He is a graduate of Ohio State University and completed his degree in only 3.5 years.

Early years

A native of Cleveland, Ohio, Bailey attended St. Edward High School in nearby Lakewood, Ohio and was a letterman in football. He trucked Marty Mordarski in a memorable game against Padua. In football, he was named the Cleveland Division I Player of the Year by The Plain Dealer, and was a first-team Division I Associated All-State pick. In addition, he was named the Cleveland Touchdown Club player of the year and was named to numerous high school All-American teams. He graduated from St. Edward in 1997.

College career

Entering Ohio State, Bailey was listed as one of the top 40 high school recruits in United States.[1] Bailey started as a true freshman and started 34 games in total. His senior year, Bailey was named a co-captain, named an all-Big Ten selection[2] and was honored as team defensive player of the year.

Professional career

2001

• Drafted in the 6th round by the Pittsburgh Steelers.
• Played all 16 games with one start.
• Recorded 12 tackles (11 solo) and 2 sacks.

2002

• Played all 16 games and 2 postseason games for the Pittsburgh Steelers.
• Recorded 18 tackles (15 solo), 5.5 sacks, and a fumble recovery.

2003

• Played all 16 games for the Pittsburgh Steelers.
• Recorded 9 tackles (6 solo) and 2 sacks.

2004

• Signed to the New England Patriots.
• Spent season on injured reserve.
• Earned a championship ring as a member of the winning team for Super Bowl XXXVIII.

2005

• Signed September 14 to the Seattle Seahawks and played 8 games.
• Recorded 13 tackles (8 solos) and 2 forced fumbles.

2006

• Played in 12 games for the Pittsburgh Steelers.
• Played in 50th game as a member of the Steelers.

2007

• Signed with the Arizona Cardinals.
• Listed on depth chart as defensive tackle, a change from his usual position of defensive end.

After football

In 2009, St. Edward announced that Bailey would be inducted into the school's Athletic Hall of Fame.[3]

References

  1. ^ "Recruiting Commitments". Archived from the original on October 6, 2007. Retrieved August 7, 2007.
  2. ^ "2000 All Big Ten Teams". Archived from the original on August 21, 2007. Retrieved August 7, 2007.
  3. ^ "2009 Athletic Hall of Fame Inductees Announced - St. Edward High School". Archived from the original on July 24, 2011. Retrieved September 6, 2009.