Joey Bailey - Football - Vanderbilt University Athletics

#71 Joey Bailey Season 2006-07


Class Redshirt Freshman
Height 6'4"
Weight 245
Hometown Trussville, AL
High School Hewitt-Trussville

After playing at guard and tackle during previous season, Bailey served as primary backup to starting center and offensive co-captain Bradley Vierling… Played in 11 of 12 games… Most snaps came in wins over Western Carolina and Rice, and in loss to Ole Miss.

Played in nine games… Opened season as starter, working at right guard through first five games until he was forced out of the lineup due to injury… Earned starting role after moving from center to guard in preseason… Also saw practice time at tackle.

Worked as reserve center behind Hamilton Holliday and Bradley Vierling… Continues to add bulk from weightroom effort… Saw limited action in four games at center… Named team[apos]s Offensive Scout of the Week after season opener vs. Richmond.

Redshirted as a freshman… Earned postseason Offensive Scout Most Valuable Player Award from coaches… Received Offensive Scout of the Week honors after Ole Miss and Duke games.

High School:
Selected as offensive team captain… Three-year letter winner, two-year starter on offensive line… Allowed one quarterback sack playing left tackle as senior, helping team to 6-5 record and first round of 6A playoffs… Named Second Team All-Metro squad by Birmingham News behind one of nation[apos]s top recruits, Andre Smith… Squad went 7-4 in 2004, again advancing to first round of playoffs… Played catcher on varsity baseball squad as a junior…Named as Who Who[apos]s Among American High School Students… National Honor Society member…Involved in school[apos]s FCA activities.

William Joseph Bailey II… Son of Joe and Stacy Bailey…Dad is self-employed; mom is a teacher at rival high school…Has two younger brothers, Jacob and Joshua… Former Auburn QB Brandon Cox and Alabama QB Jay Barker both graduated from Hewitt-Trussville… Enjoys lifting, recreational basketball and hanging out with his friends… Working toward a degree in Human and Organizational Development.