C.J. Bailey
C.J.  Bailey

RS Senior

Moss Point, Miss.

High School:
Moss Point HS

Height / Weight:
5-10 / 194



2010 (r-Sr.): Has played in 48 career games with 43 starts ... Missed two games during the middle of the campaign, UAB (10/30) and Tulane (11/6) with a hamstring injury ... Started in all 10 games he has played ... Registered 25 total tackles (16 solos), with one tackle for loss and one fumble recovery against East Carolina (10/9) ... Had season-high five stops against both South Carolina (9/2) and East Carolina ... Tallied three pass breakups to give him 29 for career, which ranks third on the school career chart ... Voted preseason second-team All Conference USA by Athlon's ... 2009 New Orleans Bowl: Did not participate due to injury ... 2009 (r-Jr.): Played in 12 games and started in 11 of the contests and tallied 57 tackles, including 40 solo stops ... Led the team in pass breakups with 13, including a season-best three against both Tulane (10/24) and Tulsa (11/21) ... Posted at least one pass breakup in seven games ... Registered first double-digit tackle performance in regular-season finale against East Carolina with 12 tackles ... Had five or more stops in six games, including seven at Kansas (9/26) ... Blocked team's lone kick, a field goal opportunity against Tulane, that Andre Watson picked up and returned 77 yards for a touchdown ... Made the fall semester Dean's List ... Voted a fourth-team preseason performer by Phil Steele's Preseason publication ... 2008 New Orleans Bowl: Tallied five tackles, including two solo stops, to go along with a pass broken up ... 2008 (r-So.): Started all 13 games at cornerback ... Recorded 36 tackles, including 26 solos ... Forced two fumbles on the season, one at Rice (10/18) and one at Arkansas State (9/13) in which he returned for 30 yards ... Had an interception in the team's first two games of the season, against Louisiana-Lafayette (8/30) and at Auburn (9/6) ... Credited with three pass breakups on the season ... Recorded season-best five tackles at Auburn (three solo), at UCF (11/8, three solo) and versus Troy ... Tabbed preseason first-team All-Conference USA by Athlon's Sports and third team by Phil Steele's Magazine ... 2007 PapaJohns.com Bowl: Had four tackles, two solo and two assisted ... 2007 (r-Fr.): Named Collegefootballnews.com Freshman All-American Honorable Mention ... Named to both Conference USA Coaches and Media All-Freshman Team ... Played all 13 games at defensive back, starting ten ... Ended the season with 40 total tackles (29 solos, 11 assists) and two tackles for loss ... Also intercepted two passes while breaking up ten others ... Posted three tackles, while intercepting a pass, returning it 37 yards against Arkansas State (11/24) ... Had five tackles, including one for a loss, against Memphis (11/10) ... Intercepted a pass and broke up two others at UAB (11/3), earning the coaches defensive player of the week award ... Made six tackles, including five solos, against UCF (10/28) ... Also had a tackle for loss against UCF (10/28) ... Had six tackles (four solos, two assists) and broke up a season-high three passes at Marshall (10/21) ... Broke up two passes versus SMU (10/13) .. Had five tackles (three solos, two assists) at Boise State (9/27) ... Also had five tackles (two solos, three assists) at East Carolina (9/15) and also earned the coaches special teams award for the game ... 2006 (Fr.): Redshirted ... Prep: Four-year letterwinner for Coach Jerry Alexander at Moss Point High School ... Played quarterback as a sophomore and junior, before switching to cornerback ... Finished with 48 total tackles (33 solos, 15 assists), five pass breakups, two fumble recoveries, eight interceptions and one quarterback hurry ... First-team region 4-5A ... Second-team All-State by The Clarion Ledger ... Threw for 1,376 yards and 11 touchdowns on 90 completions with nine interceptions as a junior ... Team finished 13-10 over his last two seasons with two-straight playoff appearances ... Two-star rating by both Rivals.com and Scout.com ... A three-rating by Forrest Davis Football Recruiting Annual ... All-Southeast Region by PrepStar ... Top-30 preseason Mississippi by Rivals.com ... Named to the Mississippi Hot 35 by Scout.com ... Best of the Rest by The Clarion Ledger ... Also ran track ... Personal: Son of Claude and Prytania Bailey ... Majoring in coaching and sport administration ... Born Sept. 7, 1987.

2007 Game-by-Game Statistics (UT-A-TT): UT-Martin 1-0-1; Tennessee 1-0-1; East Carolina 2-3-5; Boise State 3-2-5; Rice 1-0-1; SMU 2-0-2; Marshall 4-2-6; UCF 5-1-6; UAB 1-0-1; Memphis 5-0-5; UTEP 0-0-0; Arkansas State 2-1-3: Cincinnati 2-2-4.

2008 Game-by-Game Statistics (UT-A-TT): UL Lafayette 1-0-1; Auburn 3-2-5; Arkansas State 1-1-2; Marshall 2-1-3; UTEP 1-0-1; Boise State 2-1-3; Rice 3-0-3; Memphis 0-0-0; UAB 4-0-4; UCF 3-2-5; East Carolina 2-0-2; SMU 2-0-2; Troy 2-3-5.

2009 Game-by-Game Statistics (UT-A-TT): Alcorn State 3-1-4; UCF 2-1-3; Virginia 2-3-5; Kansas 4-3-7; UAB 1-0-1; Louisville 6-0-6; Memphis 2-3-5; Tulane 1-0-1; Houston 5-1-6; Marshall 3-0-3; Tulsa 3-1-4; East Carolina 8-4-12.

2010 Game-by-Game Statistics (UT-A-TT): South Carolina 4-1-5; Prairie View 1-1-2; Kansas 2-2-4; Louisiana Tech 1-1-2; Marshall 2-0-2; East Carolina 3-2-5; Memphis 0-0-0; UCF 0-0-0; Houston 1-2-3; Tulsa 2-0-2.

Bailey's Defensive Statistics

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