Duke Football BIO
84 Patrick Bailey
2007: Returning starter at rush end ... candidate for post-season honors ... in 30 career games, has 154 tackles, 17.5 tackles for loss and 4.0 quarterback sacks to his credit ... scheduled to start for the third consecutive campaign ... has started 20 career games, all over the past two seasons ... lone senior on the defensive front for the Blue Devils ... very dedicated performer with excellent physical tools ... has played 1,580 total snaps through his first three seasons at Duke ... exemplifies the true student-athlete, carrying a 3.230 cumulative grade point average into his final year while majoring in electrical and computer engineering ... two-time choice for the Academic All-ACC team ... one of the strongest members of the Duke program, ranking second on the squad in both bench press (430 lbs.) and power clean (357.5 lbs.).
2006: Started all 12 games ... received Duke’s co-Most Outstanding Defensive Player honors along with Michael Tauiliili ... finished third on the team in tackles with 77 ... led Duke in sacks (3.5) and quarterback pressures (5) while ranking second in tackles for loss (12.5) ... ranked tied for sixth in the ACC and tied for 69th nationally with his 1.04 tackles for loss per game average ... averaged 6.4 tackles per game to rank tied for 15th in the league ... equalled career-best effort with 10 tackles at Boston College ... had nine stops versus both Wake Forest and Miami ... posted at least one tackle for loss in 10-of-12 contests ... returned the first interception of his career 21 yards for a touchdown in the regular season finale against North Carolina ... played 708 total snaps including a season-high 76 versus Boston College ... on the field for 40 or more plays in all 12 games, topping the 60-snap barrier in 10 contests ... Academic All-District and Academic All-ACC selection.
2005: Started the first eight games at linebacker before suffering a season-ending foot injury against Florida State ... finished fourth on the team with 52 total tackles ... added two tackles for loss and three caused fumbles ... caused fumble total ranked tied for fourth in the ACC ... posted a career-high 10 stops at East Carolina, and added two forced fumbles against the Pirates ... had five or more tackles in seven games ... at Virginia, logged seven tackles with two behind the line of scrimmage including a sack ... had eight tackles at Miami ... played a total of 499 snaps including a career-best 84 against Georgia Tech ... also topped the 70-play barrier versus Virginia Tech (76) and Miami (71) ... named to the ACC All-Academic Team.
2004: Saw action in 10 games ... did not play versus The Citadel ... finished the year with 25 tackles and three tackles for loss ... had a season-high six tackles in the season finale versus North Carolina ... carded five stops against Florida State ... on the field for a total of 373 plays including a single-game high of 61 versus North Carolina.
Prior to Duke: Two-year letterman under coach Don Byrd ... helped Alamo Heights to a 13-2 record in 2003, advancing to the state playoff semifinals ... earned first team all-district honors as a tight end, defensive end and punter ... all-city and honorable mention all-state honoree as a defensive end ... finalist for city defensive player of the year ... as a senior, recorded 126 tackles, 13 tackles for loss and six sacks while catching 26 passes for three touchdowns ... also competed in track and field ... member of the National Honor Society and Spanish Honor Society.
Personal: Son of Mickey and Linda Bailey ... born November 19, 1985.