Champ Bailey

Football Player + Defensive Back + Cornerback
Born Jun 22, 1978

Roland "Champ" Bailey is an American football cornerback for the Denver Broncos of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at the University of Georgia and earned All-American honors. Bailey was drafted in the first round (seventh overall pick) of the 1999 NFL Draft by the Washington Redskins, and he has played professionally for the Redskins and Denver Broncos of the NFL. Bailey ranks first among Broncos in all-time career interceptions.… Read More

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    What's Next For The Denver Broncos?
    Huffington Post - Feb 09, 2014
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    Seahawks Win Super Bowl Xlviii With 43 8 Rout Of Broncos (Videos/Photos)
    Huffington Post - Feb 03, 2014
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    A Super Bowl Cheat Sheet, Everything You Need To Know Before The Game
    Huffington Post Sports - Feb 01, 2014
  • Broncos' Bailey Relishing First Time On Super Bowl Stage
    Chicago Times - Jan 31, 2014


Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Champ Bailey.


1978 Birth Born on June 22, 1978.


1996 18 Years Old Bailey received an athletic scholarship to attend the University of Georgia, where he played for the Georgia Bulldogs football team from 1996 to 1998. … Read More


1998 20 Years Old Bailey set a school indoor long jump record in 1998 of 7.89 meters to finish third at the SEC Indoor Track and Field Championships.
1999 21 Years Old 1 More Event
Bailey was drafted in the first round (seventh overall) of the 1999 NFL Draft by the Redskins. … Read More
2003 25 Years Old After the 2003 season, Bailey's contract with the Redskins expired and he threatened to boycott training camp if the club exercised the franchise tag. … Read More
2004 26 Years Old 1 More Event
Prior to the 2004 season, Bailey was traded to Denver along with a second-round draft pick (who ended up being Tatum Bell) for Clinton Portis.
2005 27 Years Old In 2005, Bailey had 10 interceptions (tied for best in the NFL with Asante Samuel) and did not give up a touchdown during the season. … Read More
2006 28 Years Old Also in 2006, Ron Jaworski stated during a MNF pre-season game against the San Francisco 49ers that Bailey only got tested 35 times and only four passes were completed over him, none for touchdowns. … Read More


2009 31 Years Old 1 More Event
In 2009, Bailey did not allow a touchdown in 80 passes thrown his way that year, played on 98% of the snaps and remained one of the best-tackling cornerbacks in the game.
2010 32 Years Old In 2010, Bailey matched up against some of the NFL's best wideouts. … Read More
2011 33 Years Old It was announced on February 22, 2011 by the Broncos vice president of football operations, John Elway, that Bailey was re-signed to a 4-year contract
During the 2012 offseason, Bailey was named the 46th-best player in the NFL by the league's network, NFL Network.
2013 35 Years Old 1 More Event
During the 2013 offseason, Bailey was named the 53rd-best player in the NFL by the league's network, NFL Network.
On March 6, 2014, the Denver Broncos released Bailey.
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