Champ Bailey
American football player, defensive back, cornerback
Champ Bailey
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.
Biography
Champ Bailey's personal information overview.
{{personal_detail.supertitle}}
{{personal_detail.title}}
{{personal_detail.title}}
Relationships
View family, career and love interests for Champ Bailey
News
News abour Champ Bailey from around the web
What's Next For The Denver Broncos?
Huffington Post - about 3 years
By Joel Corry, National Football Post While the Seattle Seahawks bask in the glow of their decisive Super Bowl XLVIII victory, here’s a preview of things to come for the other team that took the field last Sunday, the Denver Broncos. Salary Cap Denver has a little more than $10.25 million of salary cap room once tenders for restricted free agents (which includes cornerback Chris Harris) and exclusive rights players with expiring contracts are factored in, in addition to the cap space gained from the voiding of cornerback Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie and running back Knowshon Moreno’s 2014 contract years. A decision must be made regarding cornerback Champ Bailey, since he wants to play a 16th NFL season. The 35-year-old will be entering the last year of a four-year, $43 million contract (worth a maximum of $46.75 million through base salary escalators) after a season in which he was limited to five regular season games because of a left foot sprain that occurred in a pre-season mat ...
Article Link:
Huffington Post article
Seahawks Win Super Bowl XLVIII With 43-8 Rout Of Broncos (VIDEOS/PHOTOS)
Huffington Post - about 3 years
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) -- Defense wins championships, and the NFL has not seen a defense like Seattle's in a long time. The Seahawks won their first Super Bowl title Sunday night in overpowering fashion, punishing Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos 43-8. That relentless defense, the NFL's stingiest, never let the five-time MVP get going, disarming the highest-scoring offense in league history. Seattle (16-3) was too quick, too physical and just too good for Denver, and that was true in all areas. What was hyped as a classic matchup between an unstoppable offense and a miserly defense turned into a rout. WATCH: Top 5 Plays Of Super Bowl XLVIII Punctuating Seattle's dominance were a 69-yard interception return touchdown by linebacker Malcolm Smith to make it 22-0, and Percy Harvin's sensational 87-yard kickoff runback to open the second half. When the Seahawks, up by 29 points, forced a Denver punt early in the third quarter, the 12th Man -- and there were legions of them ...
Article Link:
Huffington Post article
A Super Bowl Cheat Sheet, Everything You Need to Know Before the Game
Huffington Post Sports - about 3 years
What do I need to know going into this Super Bowl if I haven't watched any of the games for either team this year? This question originally appeared on Quora. Answer by Jason McDonald, Grew up on the Steel Curtain Know Your Quarterbacks Denver's Peyton Manning is a clear Hall of Fame QB, and he's been scary-good this year. He's consistently been one of the league's best quarterbacks, but has only won one Super Bowl because he hasn't always had the supporting cast behind him. As recently as 2011, people thought he might be done because of back problems (herniated disc which led to spinal fusion surgery). So not only has he come back from a career threatening injury, but at age 37, he's having a "video game character" season this year, breaking the record for number of touchdowns (57) thrown in a season and the record for yardage (5477). He's also one of the best "field general" quarterbacks there is, famous for adjusting plays at the line of scrimmage -- he's basically an extra ...
Article Link:
Huffington Post Sports article
Broncos' Bailey relishing first time on Super Bowl stage
Chicago Times - about 3 years
Veteran cornerback now playing reduced role after injury-plagued season JERSEY CITY, N.J. — Champ Bailey has been chasing this moment for so long, it's easy to forget he entered the NFL via a draft pick that originally belonged to the Bears.     
Article Link:
Chicago Times article
Champ Bailey won an Xbox One at Media Day
USA Today - about 3 years
For singing Destiny's Child hit 'Bills, Bills, Bills.'
Article Link:
USA Today article
Pro Bowl record book: A look at the best individual and team accomplishments in the All-Star game
Houston Chronicle - about 3 years
  Compiled by The Associated Press The individual and team records for the Pro Bowl since it began in 1971: INDIVIDUAL Games Played — 12, Randall McDaniel, Minnesota 1990-2000; Tampa Bay 2001; Will Shields, Kansas City, 1996-2007; Champ Bailey, Washington, 2001-04; Denver, 2005-08, 2010-13. SCORING Points, Career — 57 David Akers, Philadelphia, 2002-03, 2005, 2010-11, San Francisco 2012 (24-PATs, 11-FGs) Points, Game — 24, Brandon Marshall, Miami, 2012, 4 TDs. Touchdowns, Career — 8, Larry Fitzgerald, Arizona, 2006, 2008-09, 2011-13. Touchdowns, Game — 4, Brandon Marshall, Miami, 2012. PATs, Career — 24, David Akers, Philadelphia, 2002-03, 2005, 2010-11, San Francisco 2012. PATs, Game — 8, Sebastian Janikowski, Oakland, 2012; Blair Walsh, Minnesota, 2013. Field Goals Attempted, Career — 18, Morten Andersen, New Orleans 1986-89, 1991, 1993; Atlanta 1996. Field Goals, Career — 11, David Akers, Philadelphia, 2002-03, 2005, 2010-11, San Francisco 2012. Field Goals Attemp ...
Article Link:
Houston Chronicle article
Denver appliance company sign rips Richard Sherman
Fox News - about 3 years
See tweet from Fox Sports’ Mike Garafolo: Denver appliance company takes a swing at Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman By Anwar S. Richardson, YAHOO! Sports Denver Broncos cornerback Champ Bailey had to wake up wondering how he got involved in the mess surrounding Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman. Sherman has been a hot topic in the sports world since his postgame interview after Seattle’s victory against the San Francisco 49ers in the NFC championship game. He blasted 49ers receiver Michael Crabtree during a postgame interview, and after trying to explain his reaction, Sherman eventually apologized for taking attention away from his teammates. FOX Sports’ Mike Garafolo noticed and tweeted a sign outside of Contract Appliance in Denver that compared Sherman and Bailey. CLICK HERE to read the rest of the article The post Denver appliance company sign rips Richard Sherman appeared first on Gretawire.
Article Link:
Fox News article
Bell: In 15th season, Broncos' Champ Bailey finally gets Super Bowl shot
USA Today - about 3 years
In 15th season, Broncos' perennial Pro Bowler is closer than ever to a ring.
Article Link:
USA Today article
Champ Bailey Earns First Trip To Super Bowl
Huffington Post - about 3 years
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Champ Bailey finally gets a chance to live up to his name. The 12-time Pro Bowler is headed to his first Super Bowl in his 15th — and most trying — NFL season, one in which he missed 11 games and parts of two others because of a nagging foot injury. "It hurt not being out there," Bailey said after Denver topped New England in the AFC championship game, "but here I am. I'm on the field and my team's still in the running. That's what it's all about." Bailey's subdued celebration and measured reaction in delirious Denver stood in stark contrast to the scene in Seattle later Sunday night, where Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman stole the spotlight with his game-saving deflection, his taunting of Michael Crabtree and his television rant on the field afterward. The two contrasting styles will draw much attention in the days leading up to the Super Bowl on Feb. 2. Sherman is the 25-year-old trash-talking leader of the league's best defense, Bailey the 35-year- ...
Article Link:
Huffington Post article
NFL Conference Championships: Preview and Predictions
Huffington Post - about 3 years
NFL fans wait all year for Championship Sunday. The AFC and NFC title matches feature equally talented squads battling familiar foes with unrivaled intensity. This Sunday will showcase football play of the highest caliber as the consensus four best teams compete for a chance to play one more game in 2014. The similarities between the Denver Broncos, New England Patriots, Seattle Seahawks and San Francisco 49ers highlight both new and traditional aspects of winning team attributes. None play in a dome, which is appropriate for a Super Bowl set outdoors in New York. All four teams are fortunate to possess the all-important "franchise" quarterback. They are very different men: two are late-30s quintessential pocket passing field generals and two are new-breed, mobile QBs capable of enormous rushing plays and rocketed deep balls. Finally, it is no coincidence that on Sunday fans will witness the best four offensive lines working in the game today. Bill Parcells would be proud. One dif ...
Article Link:
Huffington Post article
Broncos' Champ Bailey back to do whatever it takes in AFC Championship Game
USA Today - about 3 years
The Denver cornerback will be back in his familiar starting spot with Super Bowl on the line.
Article Link:
USA Today article
Patriots vs. Broncos: Stars Who Must Step Up in 2014 AFC Championship Game
Bleacher Report - about 3 years
The NFL's biggest stars have a penchant for shining the brightest under the heavy pressure of playoff football.  The upcoming AFC Championship Game featuring the New England Patriots and Denver Broncos will likely come down to the wire. Both teams could easily win the contest, meaning the outcome will likely be decided based on which team's stars come through in the clutch.  However, there are a few such stars who haven't exactly been playing their best ball of late. But with just one game left—a do-or-die scenario, at that—they must come through with a stellar performance in order to secure victory for their respective teams.    Eric Decker, WR, Denver Broncos When Eric Decker is hot, he's really hot. But when he's not, he's really not.  Decker showed up for the divisional round against San Diego as the "not" version of himself, catching just two passes for 32 yards. Even worse, he made two huge blunders in the contest: He first tripped on his own feet on a punt return ...
Article Link:
Bleacher Report article
Jack Del Rio Interviewed For USC Job During Broncos Bye
Huffington Post - over 3 years
DENVER (AP) — Jack Del Rio's stock is soaring less than two years after his firing in Jacksonville. The Broncos confirmed Sunday that Del Rio interviewed for the head coaching job at Southern California during Denver's bye week. Fox Sports first reported Del Rio's interview with his alma mater. USC athletic director Pat Haden reached out to Broncos executive vice president John Elway for permission to speak with Denver's defensive coordinator at a time that was convenient for the NFL team. Del Rio is leading the Super Bowl-or-bust Denver Broncos while John Fox recovers from heart surgery. Within three months, Del Rio figures to have a spacious office on a college campus or at an NFL complex. Del Rio was handed a golden opportunity to basically audition for any number of head coaching jobs when Fox landed in a Charlotte, N.C., hospital two weeks ago and his doctors determined he could no longer put off an operation to replace his defective aortic valve that wasn't pumping enough ...
Article Link:
Huffington Post article
NFL Salary Cap Kings Of 2013 Include Eli Manning, Drew Brees, Jared Allen
Huffington Post Sports - over 3 years
By Joel Corry, National Football Post The largest salary cap numbers can be instructive about which playing positions NFL teams value the most. The 2013 list of the largest cap numbers is top heavy with quarterbacks. Tom Brady had the NFL’s largest cap number at $21.8 million until he took a steep hometown discount during an offseason contract renegotiation that freed up $8 million in 2013 cap room for the New England Patriots. Here’s a look at the players with 2013’s largest cap numbers. The Collective Bargaining Agreement’s daily amounts for participating in a team’s voluntary offseason workout program are included in the cap numbers. 1. Eli Manning (QB)-New York Giants: $20.85 Million Manning is the only player with a 2013 cap number over $20 million. He increased an already large 2013 cap number ($18.6 million) in a 2012 contract restructure which created $6.75 million of cap room for the Giants when he lowered his 2012 cap number from $16.35 million to $9.6 million by con ...
Article Link:
Huffington Post Sports article
Broncos CB Bailey out for Sunday
Fox News - over 3 years
Englewood, CO (SportsNetwork.com) - Denver Broncos cornerback Champ Bailey will miss Sunday's game against the San Diego Chargers with a foot injury.
Article Link:
Fox News article
Jack Del Rio Named Broncos Interim Head Coach While John Fox Recovers From Heart Surgery
Huffington Post - over 3 years
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. -- ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Defensive coordinator Jack Del Rio will be in charge of the Denver Broncos while head coach John Fox recovers from heart surgery. Del Rio went 68-71 from 2003-11 as head coach of the Jacksonville Jaguars before joining Fox's staff last season. Del Rio will still serve as Denver's defensive coordinator. The Broncos are ranked 24th in defense this season, but they were missing star linebacker Von Miller and cornerback Champ Bailey for much of the first half of the season. Fox needs aortic valve replacement surgery and will miss several weeks. He was taken to a hospital near his Charlotte, N.C., home Saturday when he began feeling dizzy while playing golf during the Broncos' bye week. The Broncos (7-1) play at San Diego on Sunday. ___ AP NFL website: www.pro32.ap.org
Article Link:
Huffington Post article
NFL Week 8 Football Picks
Huffington Post - over 3 years
While one wouldn't seriously suggest making one's Week 8 NFL picks using a dartboard, football predictions for the 2013 season have proven best made using the SAT method: make your choice and don't second-guess yourself by referring to facts. Okay, maybe that last part isn't recommended when filling in the circles that will determine one's collegiate future. However, this is the NFL season when sticking with the generally acknowledged better team has held true -- the recent Jets win notwithstanding. So, stop stressing and concentrate on getting the most enjoyment out of your Sunday (and Thursday and Monday) viewing experience. Those of us who love football need to pause and remember with gratitude Titans owner Bud Adams, one of the founders of the AFL, and longtime Oilers coach Bum Phillips. Both gentlemen passed away in their 90's last week. Mr. Adams made arrangements in his will for the team to remain in the family and Mr. Phillips' contributions continue through his son Wade, defe ...
Article Link:
Huffington Post article
Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Champ Bailey
    THIRTIES
  • 2014
    Age 35
    In October 2014, Bailey announced his retirement from the NFL after 15 seasons.
    More Details Hide Details He was selected to 12 Pro Bowls in his career, the most ever for a cornerback. Bailey was born in Folkston, Georgia. Notable statistics from his Charlton County Indians High School career: Total rushing yards 3573, 58 rushing touchdowns, with 13 100-yard games. He passed for 1211 yards on 74 completions. On defense/special teams he caught 8 interceptions, had 26 KR for 731yds, 22 PR for 318yds. His total offensive yardage was 5855 with 394 points scored. He still holds school records for season rushing yards with 1858, season rushing TDs with 28, season scoring with 180, single game rushing with 417 yards, and tied the record for single game rushing TDs which has stood since 1953 (He is also tied with the same person from 1953 for 3rd with 5).
    On November 14, 2014, it was announced that Bailey would sign a one-day contract with Denver to allow him to officially retire as a Bronco.
    More Details Hide Details
    Bailey announced his retirement on October 18, 2014.
    More Details Hide Details
    Bailey failed to make the final roster, and was released on August 30, 2014.
    More Details Hide Details
    On April 4, 2014, Bailey signed a two-year, $7 million contract with the New Orleans Saints.
    More Details Hide Details
    On March 6, 2014, the Denver Broncos released Bailey.
    More Details Hide Details
  • 2013
    Age 34
    During the course of the 2013 season, Bailey was limited to a career-low 5 games with a foot injury; however, Bailey returned in time for the playoffs, and held his own when fellow cornerback, Chris Harris, was ruled out for the remainder of the season after a torn ACL.
    More Details Hide Details Bailey played in his first Super Bowl at Super Bowl XLVIII in which he had 4 tackles in a 43-8 loss to the Seattle Seahawks.
    During the 2013 offseason, Bailey was named the 53rd-best player in the NFL by the league's network, NFL Network.
    More Details Hide Details
  • 2012
    Age 33
    After the Broncos' loss to the Baltimore Ravens in the 2012–13 NFL playoffs, critics blamed Bailey's poor play for two Ravens touchdowns.
    More Details Hide Details Ravens receiver Torrey Smith was being covered by Bailey when Smith caught touchdown passes of 59 and 32 yards. The Broncos lost the game 38-35 in double overtime.
    In 2012, Bailey was named an All-Pro for the 7th time of his career and was selected to the 2013 Pro Bowl.
    More Details Hide Details The Pro Bowl selection was his 12th, extending the record he set for trips by a cornerback, and tied the record for most Pro Bowls played, along with Randall McDaniel and Will Shields.
    During the 2012 offseason, Bailey was named the 46th-best player in the NFL by the league's network, NFL Network.
    More Details Hide Details
  • 2011
    Age 32
    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
    More Details Hide Details
  • 2010
    Age 31
    In 2010, Bailey matched up against some of the NFL's best wideouts.
    More Details Hide Details He held Dwayne Bowe to no catches on 2 targets. The Arizona Cardinals only completed 3 passes on him for 19 yards in a game where he matched up with Larry Fitzgerald. Bailey was selected to play in his record breaking 10th Pro Bowl. No cornerback in NFL history has been to more.
  • 2009
    Age 30
    On September 15, 2009, Bailey was chosen for the Broncos 50th Anniversary team by the Denver community.
    More Details Hide Details This team was honored during the halftime-show of the Legacy game versus the Patriots on October 11.
    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.
    More Details Hide Details
  • TWENTIES
  • 2006
    Age 27
    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.
    More Details Hide Details Following the season's conclusion, Bailey finished second in voting for NFL Defensive Player of the Year.
  • 2005
    Age 26
    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.
    More Details Hide Details Bailey, San Diego Chargers running back LaDainian Tomlinson and Miami Dolphins defensive end Jason Taylor were unanimous choices for the NFL All-Pro team.
  • 2004
    Age 25
    On September 12, 2004, during the NFL's opening Sunday Night Football game of the season, Bailey intercepted his first pass as a Denver Bronco.
    More Details Hide Details On January 14, 2006, in a divisional playoff game against the New England Patriots, he broke the record for the longest non-scoring play in NFL history at the time. With the Patriots near the goal line, he intercepted a pass from quarterback Tom Brady in the end zone and returned it 100 yards to the New England one-yard line before he was tackled by New England's Benjamin Watson, who is also a former Georgia Bulldog.
    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.
    More Details Hide Details
  • 2003
    Age 24
    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.
    More Details Hide Details In a surprising move, the Redskins gave Bailey permission to seek a trade.
  • 1999
    Age 20
    On July 24, 1999, Bailey signed a 5-year, $12 million contract including a $2 million signing bonus.
    More Details Hide Details Bailey quickly established a reputation as one of the league's best defensive backs. He was a large presence on the Redskins defense and benefited from time spent with Hall of Fame cornerback teammates Deion Sanders and Darrell Green.
    Bailey was drafted in the first round (seventh overall) of the 1999 NFL Draft by the Redskins.
    More Details Hide Details He was the highest drafted player to ever come from his hometown of Folkston, Georgia, an achievement Bailey states was big for his town to increase its interest in football.
  • TEENAGE
  • 1998
    Age 19
    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.
    More Details Hide Details
  • 1996
    Age 17
    Bailey received an athletic scholarship to attend the University of Georgia, where he played for the Georgia Bulldogs football team from 1996 to 1998.
    More Details Hide Details He was regarded as one of college football's greatest multiple threats (offense, defense and special teams) in his three seasons as a Bulldog. In his final year at Georgia, he registered 52 tackles (four for losses), three interceptions, seven passes defensed, 47 catches for 744 yards (15.8 avg.), five touchdowns, 84 yards rushing on 16 carries, 12 kickoff returns for 261 yards and four punt returns for 49 yards. He averaged 103.5 all-purpose yards per game and logged 957 plays (547 defense, 301 offense and 109 special teams) on the way to earning consensus first-team All-America and first-team All-Southeastern Conference honors and claiming the Bronko Nagurski Trophy as the nation's top defensive player. Against the Virginia Cavaliers in the Peach Bowl, he caught 3 passes for 73 yards, including a 14-yard touchdown, rushed 3 times for 9 yards, returned 5 kickoffs for 104 yards, returned a punt 12 yards, and posted 2 tackles and 1 pass defended at cornerback. In 3 years at Georgia, he played 33 games (24 starts) and recorded 147 total tackles, two fumble recoveries, one forced fumble, eight interceptions and 27 passes defended. He was an All-SEC first-team selection as a sophomore, starting every game at left cornerback and one game at wide receiver.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1978
    Born
    Born on June 22, 1978.
    More Details Hide Details
Original Authors of this text are noted here.
All data offered is derived from public sources. Spokeo does not verify or evaluate each piece of data, and makes no warranties or guarantees about any of the information offered. Spokeo does not possess or have access to secure or private financial information. Spokeo is not a consumer reporting agency and does not offer consumer reports. None of the information offered by Spokeo is to be considered for purposes of determining any entity or person's eligibility for credit, insurance, employment, housing, or for any other purposes covered under the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA)