Bailey with the Broncos in 2010
|No. 24, 27|
|Date of birth:||June 22, 1978|
|Place of birth:||Folkston, Georgia|
|Height:||6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)|
|Weight:||192 lb (87 kg)|
|High school:||Folkston (GA) Charlton Co.|
|NFL draft:||1999 / Round: 1 / Pick: 7|
|* Offseason and/or practice squad member only|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Career NFL statistics|
|Stats at NFL.com|
In 2004, Bailey was traded to the Denver Broncos, who released him in early 2014, following Super Bowl XLVIII. He was signed by the New Orleans Saints shortly afterward, but was released before the start of the regular season. In October 2014, Bailey announced his retirement from the NFL after 15 seasons. He was selected to 12 Pro Bowls in his career, the most ever for a cornerback.
- Early years 1
College career 2
- Track and field 2.1
Professional career 3
- 1999 NFL Draft 3.1
- Washington Redskins 3.2
- Denver Broncos 3.3
- New Orleans Saints 3.4
- Retirement 3.5
- NFL stats 3.6
- NFL records 3.7
- Pro Bowl records 3.8
- Personal life 4
- References 5
- External links 6
Bailey was born in
- New Orleans Saints bio
- Denver Broncos bio
- "Champ Bailey". NFL Enterprises LLC. Retrieved September 6, 2012.
- "Charlton County Indians School Records". Charlton County High School. Retrieved September 12, 2013.
- "Champ Bailey". Denver Broncos Official Website. Retrieved 2008-11-28.
- http://football.about.com/od/nfldrafthistory/a/1999draftresult.htm - NFL Draft History - 1999 NFL Draft Results
- "REDSKINS, LIONS SIGN NO 1 DRAFT PICKS", Chicago Tribune, July 25, 1999.
- Aikman, Troy (2004). "Shutdown corner: the term startsand endswith Deion". The Sporting News.
- Broncos swap Portis for Bailey, CBC Sports, March 5, 2004.
- Len Pasquarelli, 'Skins could use 'franchise' tag on CB; Champ Bailey, one of the league's top cornerbacks, was surprisingly given permission by the Redskins to seek a trade, ESPN, February 16, 2004.
- Klis, Mike (June 23, 2010). "Broncos will have to deal with Bailey decision". Denver Post.
- Klis, Mike (February 22, 2011). "Broncos re-sign Champ Bailey to four-year contract for $43 million". Denver Post.
- "Mind-blowing stats for the 2013 Pro Bowl".
- "Champ Bailey: I'm (almost) 35, so what?". USA Today. January 24, 2013. Retrieved July 4, 2013.
- "Champ Bailey starting in place of Chris Harris". CBS Sports. January 19, 2014. Retrieved January 21, 2014.
- "Broncos release Champ Bailey". ESPN. March 6, 2014. Retrieved March 6, 2014.
- Rosenthal, Gregg (April 4, 2014). "Champ Bailey, New Orleans Saints agree to contract". NFL.com. Retrieved 2014-04-04.
- Sessler, Marc (October 28, 2014). "Champ Bailey retiring after 15 NFL seasons". NFL.com. Retrieved October 28, 2014.
- "Champ Bailey Stats". ESPN. ESPN Internet Ventures. Retrieved 16 June 2014.
Bailey is the older brother of former NFL linebacker Boss Bailey, who joined him on the Broncos for one season in 2008 after playing the first five years of his career on the Detroit Lions. They, their oldest brother Ronald, and their cousin Kenny all played at Georgia.
- Most career interceptions in Pro Bowl (6)
Pro Bowl records
- Most Pro Bowl selections for a cornerback (12)
- Most interceptions in one game (4) (at Pittsburgh Steelers, 11/05/06), (tied with 20 other players)
- Longest interception return in a postseason game without scoring (100 YDS) (vs New England Patriots, 1/14/06)
- Most consecutive games without allowing a touchdown by a cornerback (106) (11/13/05-12/29/13)
- Most tackles in a single game by a cornerback (14) (tied with Charles Woodson, Ronde Barber, Dick Lane, Rod Woodson, Mel Blount)
- Youngest player to intercept 3 passes in a game (21) (at Arizona Cardinals, 10/17/99)
Bailey announced his retirement on October 18, 2014. 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.
On April 4, 2014, Bailey signed a two-year, $7 million contract with the New Orleans Saints. Bailey failed to make the final roster, and was released on August 30, 2014.
New Orleans Saints
On March 6, 2014, the Denver Broncos released Bailey.
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. Bailey played in his first Super Bowl at Super Bowl XLVIII in which Bailey had 4 tackles in a 43-8 loss to the Seattle Seahawks.
After the Broncos' loss to the Baltimore Ravens in the 2012–13 NFL playoffs, critics blamed Bailey's poor play for two Ravens touchdowns. 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. During the 2013 offseason, Bailey was named the 53rd-best player in the NFL by the league's network, NFL Network.
In 2012, Bailey was named an All-Pro for the 7th time of his career and was selected to the 2013 Pro Bowl. 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.
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 
In 2010, Bailey matched up against some of the NFL's best wideouts. 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.
On September 15, 2009, Bailey was chosen for the Broncos 50th Anniversary team by the Denver community. 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.
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. Bailey, San Diego Chargers running back LaDainian Tomlinson and Miami Dolphins defensive end Jason Taylor were unanimous choices for the NFL All-Pro team. 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. Following the season's conclusion, Bailey finished second in voting for NFL Defensive Player of the Year.
On January 14, 2006, in a divisional playoff game against the Georgia Bulldog.
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.
On July 24, 1999, Bailey signed a 5-year, $12 million contract including a $2 million signing bonus. 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. 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. In a surprising move, the Redskins gave Bailey permission to seek a trade.
|Ht||Wt||40-yd dash||10-yd split||20-yd split||20-ss||3-cone||Vert||Broad||BP|
|6 ft 0¾ in||189 lb||4.25 s||1.42 s||2.43 s||3.74 s||6.43 s||42 in||11 ft 1 in||22 reps|
|Values from NFL Combine and Georgia Pro Day|
Bailey was drafted in the first round (seventh overall) of the 1999 NFL Draft by the Redskins. 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.
1999 NFL Draft
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.
Track and field
Bailey received an 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.
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).