Allen Bailey

May 3, 2011 by staff 

Allen Bailey, An imposing physical specimen, Allen Bailey has developed a reputation as a warrior training. “He has the genetic monster,” says Andreu Swasey, Miami strength and conditioning coach. “He’s a worker, working class man.” In July, Bailey recorded Swasey 585 lbs squat, 415 bench press and power clean 405. His efforts earned him the strength of hurricanes Training Athlete of the Year in his junior and senior seasons.

Bailey’s work in the weight room appears in the field. Its strength at the point of attack of Miami allows its use in a variety of different points along the defensive front. Starting left defensive end, the coaching staff Bailey often moved inside to defensive tackle to inside pass rush a boost.

It’s a powerful player that can stack and shed blockers. While Bailey is still relatively new on the defensive line to linebacker has changed in its second year, based primarily on his bull-rush to drive through the blockers and applying pressure.

Bailey was one of the nation’s most sought-after advocates as an outstanding preparation in McIntosh County Academy (Sapelo, Ga). It played linebacker and fullback for the Bucs, accumulating 138 tackles (77 solos) with three sacks, five forced fumbles and five fumble recoveries as a junior.

Bailey is still ranked among the elite of the nation and attracted the attention of the elite football programs across the country. He was given the top rating of five stars by, which appears as seventh-best defensive end in the nation. rated him a four-star recruit, list him as the 95th overall perspective and seventh-best strong-side defensive end in the country, as well as the sixth best prospect in the state of Georgia.

Bailey enrolled at the University of Miami in 2007 and spent his first season playing primarily on special teams. Also saw action as a reserve inside linebacker. Bailey played in all 12 games and finished with just four tackles (three solos).

The following spring, Bailey moved to defensive end, seeing action in 12 games. Bailey made four starts at defensive left and finished with 24 tackles (15 solos). He led the team with 5.0 yards least 46 catches and tied for second with nine stops for losses of 56 feet, adding a quarterback pressure.

During Bailey’s junior season, the coaching staff used it in a variety of ways. He played in 13 games and made five starts at left tackle defense, three on the far right of defense and two left defensive end. He earned first-team All-ACC honors as a defensive tackle, as he made 34 tackles (19 solos) and led the team with seven catches for 66 fewer yards and 11.0 stops for losses of 77 meters. Added two forced fumbles, two pass breakups and two quarterback pressures.

Entering his senior season, Bailey was named preseason watch lists for the Rotary Lombardi (Top Lineman), Ted Hendricks (defensive end Top), Bednarik (Top Defender) and the Bronko Nagurski (Top Defender) Awards. He started all 13 games at left defensive end and recorded career highs with 45 tackles (21 solos), including seven sacks less than 34 yards and 11 stops for losses of 50 yards.

Bailey added a pass deflection and three quarterback pressures, while helping to produce hurricane-third of the CAC-ranked defense, allowing 323.31 yards in total offense per game. Miami also led the nation with an average of 8.85 tackles for loss per game and placed tenth with an average of 2.85 catches per game.

Bailey started 27-of-50 games for Miami (19 left defensive end, five at left defensive tackle, three at right defensive end) … recorded 107 tackles (58 solos) with 19.0 catches for 146 yards and 31.0 stops for losses totaling 183 yards … forced two fumbles … It also diverts three passes and had six quarterback pressures.

All-ACC second team selection … members of the watch lists for the Rotary Lombardi (Top Lineman), Ted Hendricks (defensive end Top), Bednarik (Top Defender) and the Bronko Nagurski (Top Defender) Awards … Received the team’s strength training athlete of the year award … The defensive captain started all 13 games as a left defensive end ranks seventh on the team with 45 tackles (21 solos) … He led the Hurricanes with 7.0 sacks less than 34 yards and was third with 11 tackles for loss of 50 meters … Part of a unit that ranks ninth in the ACC and 85 nationally, allowing 172.77 yards per game on the ground … cornerstone of a front wall that led to the NCAA in tackles for loss (8.85 TPG) and finished 10th in sacks (2.85 SPG) … Made 42 stops against the running game, holding those carriers ball 27 yards (6.43 YPC), as the defender of the riders limited to only two first downs, while producing five third-down stops … Delivered three of his successes in the red zone, three of them in goal-line plays, and sent 14 total (help / solos) stops for losses and three companies addressed the ball in the line of scrimmage for no gain … He made three stops against air attack, holding the receivers 43 yards (14.33 YPC) and two first downs on receptions, and that diverted one-third attempt to pass … Added three quarterback pressures, including one on a third try … Won ACC Defensive Lineman of the Week honors against North Carolina.

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