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7 Cory Bailey
  • Strong Safety
  • 5-11, 191
  • 2000-04, 4L
  • Miami (American HS)

A four-year letterwinner…A starter in UF's nickel package as a sophomore and junior who moved into a fulltime starter in the secondary as a senior…Graduated in December of 2004…

CAREER: Played in 49 career games with 22 starts, for 2,293 plays…Has been chosen to play in the 2005 Villages Gridiron Classic College All-Star Game…Saw action in the 2002 Orange Bowl…Has 137 career tackles and 21 "Big Plays" (12 pass breakups, four interceptions, three fumble recoveries, two quarterback sacks…

2004: A starter at strong safety for nine games who also started at offensive linebacker versus Vanderbilt…Came off the bench against Florida State and Miami…Saw time on punt return and field goal blocking teams…Saw action in all 12 games for 830 plays, the second-most among UF's defensive backs…Was third among UF defensive backs in passes deflected with four…Made his first career tackle for loss in the win over Arkansas…Matched his career high of eight tackles twice in games against Tennessee and LSU…Picked off a pass against LSU and ran it back for 20 yards…Against Middle Tennessee, recorded his first quarterback sack of the season and the second of his career…Recorded his fourth pass breakup of the season in the Peach Bowl…

2003: Started as UF's nickelback when UF opened in a nickel defense in six games (SJSU, FAMU, Kentucky, LSU, South Carolina, Iowa) and played in all 13 games for 569 plays…Played on kickoff, kickoff return and punt return teams…Had 40 tackles, ranking fifth among UF's defensive backs, with two interceptions, five pass breakups and a fumble recovery…Tied for fifth on the team with seven special teams tackles…Forced a fumble vs. Ole Miss and totaled four tackles in the game…Had an interception and a pass breakup vs. Vanderbilt…Intercepted Kentucky's Jared Lorenzen in the fourth quarter and finished the day with three tackles…Led defensive backs vs. Iowa with seven tackles… Recorded five tackles and a pass breakup vs. No. 3 Miami…Ranked second on the team with six tackles vs. FAMU…

2002: Top reserve at strong safety, who started in UF's nickel package (vs. Ohio, Ole Miss, Georgia, Vanderbilt, South Carolina, and FSU)… Played in all 13 games for 755 plays…Also played on punt block, kickoff coverage, and kickoff return teams…His 202 plays on special teams were the second-highest totals on the team…Had first career interception vs. Vanderbilt …One of 14 Florida defenders who registered a sack during the season (vs. LSU)…One of five UF defenders to have a pick during the season…Set a career high of eight total tackles vs. Tennessee and had five solos…Led the Gator defense with two pass deflections vs. Tennessee…Had two tackles vs. UAB… Made one tackle vs. Michigan in the Outback Bowl…

2001: A back-up at free safety… Played in all 11 regular season games for 179 snaps and the 2002 Orange Bowl… Played a top role on special teams, participating on the punt return and kickoff teams…Named the squad's most improved freshman on defense in the spring…12 tackles on the season, including seven on special teams with one "Big Play" (one fumble recovery)…Had two tackles in season opener vs. Marshall, his first Gator game…Made one tackle and recovered a fumble on kickoff coverage vs. UL-Monroe… Named "Most Improved Freshman" for the defensive unit after the 2001 spring practice…

2000: Worked with the scout team at defensive back and was redshirted …

PREP: Considered one of the nation's top prep defensive backs…Named to Rivals.com 1999 All-America Team and that network ranked him among the nation's top two cornerbacks…Earned All-America mention from USA Today…SuperPrep All-America Team and that publication ranked him among the nation's top three defensive backs… Named to PrepStar's All-America Dream Team and that publication ranked him among the nation's top six defensive backs…Named to National Bluechips All-America Team and that publication ranked him among the nation's top three cornerbacks… A three-year starter in the defensive secondary…A first-team All-Dade County selection in 1998 as a junior who missed six games in '99 with a hamstring injury…SuperPrep ranked him among the state of Florida's top three players and top 20 nationally…Also visited Auburn and Notre Dame…High school coach was Pete Quigley…

MAJOR: Commercial Recreation.


Career Defensive Stats:
Year Ut-At Tt Tbl Qbs Ff Fr Pd Int
2001 7-4 11 0 0 0 1 0 0
2002 25-18 43 0 1 0 1 4 1
2003 22-18 40 0 0 0 1 5 2
2004 25-18 43 3 1 0 0 3 1
Total 79-58 137 3 2 0 3 12 4

Career Highs:
Total Tackles: 8 (three times, last vs. LSU, 2004)
QB Sacks: 1 (twice, last vs. Mid. Tenn., 2004)
Interceptions: 1 (four times, last vs. LSU, 2004)
Big Plays: 2 (Tennessee, 2002)

CORY BAILEY

  • Individual he admires most is his mother because she raised three sons by herself
  • Favorite book is The Color Purple

What They're Saying About Cory Bailey

"After seeing considerable playing time last season, he's playing with a great deal of confidence and consistently making plays on seven-on-seven drills." (March 25, 2003)
Robbie Andreu, Gainesville Sun

"Cory is in one of those situations where he came in behind a player who is All-America caliber like Guss Scott. When you're behind a person like that, you have to be patient and wait your turn. If you're talented and athletic, coaches will find a place to get you on the field. That's what they do with Cory at nickelback. You want to have the best athletes on the field at any given time. Even though he and Guss play the same position, they're on the field a lot together." (April 3, 2003)

"It's sometimes harder to play nickelback than both corners and both safety positions because you're in the slot. The slot receiver has a lot of different routes to run and a lot of different areas he can run to. He has to be a very good athlete as well as a very good cover guy. That's a hard position to play, and Cory plays it as well as just about anybody in the country, in my eyes. Rarely do you see him give up plays, and he's always coming up and making tackles." (April 3, 2003)
Keiwan Ratliff, Former UF Defensive Back

Florida Football 2004

#7 Bailey,C.

Games played: 12

 All purpose avg/game: 1.7

                                     |---------TACKLES---------| |-SACKS-| |-FUMBLE-|            Pass Blkd |-Kicks--XPTS-|

 Date         Opponent               Solo  Ast  Total    TFL-Yds    No-Yds  FF FR-Yds Int-Yds QBH Brk Kick Att-Mad Run Rcv Saf  Pts

 Sep 11, 2004 EASTERN MICHIGAN.......   1    1      2    0.0-0     0.0-0     0  0-0     0-0     0   0    0   0-0     0   0   0    0

 Sep 18, 2004 at Tennessee...........   2    6      8    0.0-0     0.0-0     0  0-0     0-0     0   0    0   0-0     0   0   0    0

 Sep 25, 2004 KENTUCKY...............   3    3      6    1.0-2     0.0-0     0  0-0     0-0     0   1    0   0-0     0   0   0    0

 Oct 02, 2004 ARKANSAS...............   1    3      4    0.0-0     0.0-0     0  0-0     0-0     0   0    0   0-0     0   0   0    0

 Oct 09, 2004 LSU....................   6    2      8    0.0-0     0.0-0     0  0-0     1-20    0   0    0   0-0     0   0   0    0

 Oct 16, 2004 MIDDLE TENN. STATE.....   2    0      2    1.0-9     1.0-9     0  0-0     0-0     0   1    0   0-0     0   0   0    0

 Oct 23, 2004 at Mississippi State...   2    1      3    0.0-0     0.0-0     0  0-0     0-0     0   0    0   0-0     0   0   0    0

 Oct 30, 2004 vs GEORGIA.............   5    1      6    0.0-0     0.0-0     0  0-0     0-0     0   0    0   0-0     0   0   0    0

 Nov 6, 2004  at Vanderbilt..........   2    0      2    1.0-1     0.0-0     0  0-0     0-0     0   0    0   0-0     0   0   0    0

 Nov 13, 2004 SOUTH CAROLINA.........   1    0      1    0.0-0     0.0-0     0  0-0     0-0     0   0    0   0-0     0   0   0    0

 Nov 20, 2004 at Florida State.......   0    1      1    0.0-0     0.0-0     0  0-0     0-0     0   0    0   0-0     0   0   0    0

 Dec 31, 2004 vs Miami Hurricanes....   0    0      0    0.0-0     0.0-0     0  0-0     0-0     0   1    0   0-0     0   0   0    0

 Totals..............................  25   18     43    3.0-12   23.0-9     0  0-0     1-20    0   3    0   0-0     0   0   0    0



Florida Football 2003

 #7 Bailey,C.

                                      Games played: 12

 All purpose avg/game: 2.8

                                     |---------TACKLES---------| |-SACKS-| |-FUMBLE-|            Pass Blkd |-Kicks--XPTS-|

 Date         Opponent               Solo  Ast  Total    TFL-Yds    No-Yds  FF FR-Yds Int-Yds QBH Brk Kick Att-Mad Run Rcv Saf  Pts

 Aug 30, 2003 SAN JOSE STATE.........   0    1      1    0.0-0     0.0-0     0  0-0     0-0     0   0    0   0-0     0   0   0    0

 Sep 06, 2003 at MIAMI Hurricanes....   4    1      5    0.0-0     0.0-0     0  0-0     0-0     0   1    0   0-0     0   0   0    0

 Sep 13, 2003 FLORIDA A&M............   3    1      4    0.0-0     0.0-0     0  0-0     0-0     0   0    0   0-0     0   0   0    0

 Sep 20, 2003 TENNESSEE..............   3    0      3    0.0-0     0.0-0     0  0-0     0-0     0   0    0   0-0     0   0   0    0

 Sept. 27     at Kentucky............   2    0      2    0.0-0     0.0-0     0  0-0     0-0     0   0    0   0-0     0   0   0    0

 Oct 04, 2003 OLEMISS................   1    1      2    0.0-0     0.0-0     0  1-0     0-0     0   0    0   0-0     0   0   0    0

 Oct. 18      at Arkansas............   2    1      3    0.0-0     0.0-0     0  0-0     0-0     0   1    0   0-0     0   0   0    0

 Nov. 1       vs Georgia.............   1    1      2    0.0-0     0.0-0     0  0-0     0-0     0   0    0   0-0     0   0   0    0

 Nov 08, 2003 VANDERBILT.............   0    0      0    0.0-0     0.0-0     0  0-0     1-34    0   1    0   0-0     0   0   0    0

 Nov. 15      at South Carolina......   0    2      2    0.0-0     0.0-0     0  0-0     0-0     0   2    0   0-0     0   0   0    0

 Nov 29, 2003 FLORIDA STATE..........   1    0      1    0.0-0     0.0-0     0  0-0     0-0     0   0    0   0-0     0   0   0    0

 Jan. 1       vs IOWA................   4    3      7    0.0-0     0.0-0     0  0-0     0-0     0   0    0   0-0     0   0   0    0

 Totals..............................  21   11     32    0.0-0    25.0-0     0  1-0     1-34    0   5    0   0-0     0   0   0    0



Florida Football 2002

#7 Cory Bailey

Games played: 13

 All purpose avg/game: 1.8

                                     |---------TACKLES---------| |-SACKS-| |-FUMBLE-|            Pass Blkd |-Kicks--XPTS-|

 Date         Opponent               Solo  Ast  Total    TFL-Yds    No-Yds  FF FR-Yds Int-Yds QBH Brk Kick Att-Mad Run Rcv Saf  Pts

 Aug 31, 2002 UAB BLAZERS............   1    1      2    0.0-0     0.0-0     0  0-0     0-0     0   0    0   0-0     0   0   0    0

 Sep 07, 2002 MIAMI HURRICANES.......   2    0      2    0.0-0     0.0-0     0  0-0     0-0     0   0    0   0-0     0   0   0    0

 Sep 14, 2002 OHIO...................   0    0      0    0.0-0     0.0-0     0  0-0     0-0     0   1    0   0-0     0   0   0    0

 Sep 21, 2002 at Tennessee...........   1    6      7    0.0-0     0.0-0     0  0-0     0-0     0   2    0   0-0     0   0   0    0

 Sep 28, 2002 KENTUCKY...............   3    1      4    0.0-0     0.0-0     0  0-0     0-0     0   0    0   0-0     0   0   0    0

 Oct 05, 2002 at Ole Miss............   1    0      1    0.0-0     0.0-0     0  1-0     0-0     0   0    0   0-0     0   0   0    0

 Oct 12, 2002 LSU....................   2    1      3    1.0-5     1.0-5     0  0-0     0-0     0   0    0   0-0     0   0   0    0

 Oct 19, 2002 AUBURN.................   0    0      0    0.0-0     0.0-0     0  0-0     0-0     0   0    0   0-0     0   0   0    0

 Nov 02, 2002 vs Georgia.............   1    2      3    0.0-0     0.0-0     0  0-0     0-0     0   0    0   0-0     0   0   0    0

 Nov 09, 2002 at Vanderbilt..........   1    0      1    0.0-0     0.0-0     0  0-0     1-24    0   0    0   0-0     0   0   0    0

 Nov 16, 2002 SOUTH CAROLINA.........   2    1      3    0.0-0     0.0-0     0  0-0     0-0     0   1    0   0-0     0   0   0    0

 Nov 30, 2002 at Florida State.......   2    2      4    0.0-0     0.0-0     0  0-0     0-0     0   0    0   0-0     0   0   0    0

 Jan 01, 2003 vs Michigan............   1    0      1    0.0-0     0.0-0     0  0-0     0-0     0   0    0   0-0     0   0   0    0

 Totals..............................  17   14     31    1.0-5    20.0-5     0  1-0     1-24    0   4    0   0-0     0   0   0    0



Florida Football 2001

#24 Cory Bailey





                                     |---RUSHING---|  |--RECEIVING--|  |-------PASSING-------|  |--KICK RET--|  |--PUNT RET--|   All

 Date         Opponent               No.  Yds TD  Lg  No.  Yds TD  Lg  Att-Cmp-Int  Yds TD  Lg  No  Yds TD  Lg  No  Yds TD  Lg  Purp

 Sep 01, 2001 MARSHALL...............  0    0  0   0    0    0  0   0    0-  0-  0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0     0

 Sep 08, 2001 LOUISIANA-MONROE.......  0    0  0   0    0    0  0   0    0-  0-  0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0     0

 Sep 22, 2001 at Kentucky............  0    0  0   0    0    0  0   0    0-  0-  0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0     0

 Sep 29, 2001 MISSISSIPPI STATE......  0    0  0   0    0    0  0   0    0-  0-  0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0     0

 Oct 06, 2001 at LSU.................  0    0  0   0    0    0  0   0    0-  0-  0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0     0

 Oct 13, 2001 at Auburn..............  0    0  0   0    0    0  0   0    0-  0-  0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0     0

 Oct 27, 2001 vs Georgia.............  0    0  0   0    0    0  0   0    0-  0-  0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0     0

 Nov 03, 2001 VANDERBILT.............  0    0  0   0    0    0  0   0    0-  0-  0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0     0

 Nov 10, 2001 at South Carolina......  0    0  0   0    0    0  0   0    0-  0-  0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0     0

 Nov 17, 2001 FLORIDA STATE..........  0    0  0   0    0    0  0   0    0-  0-  0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0     0

 Dec 01, 2001 TENNESSEE..............  0    0  0   0    0    0  0   0    0-  0-  0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0     0

 Totals..............................  0    0  0   0    0    0  0   0    0-  0-  0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0     0



 Games played: 11

                                     |---------TACKLES---------| |-SACKS-| |-FUMBLE-|            Pass Blkd |-Kicks--XPTS-|

 Date         Opponent               Solo  Ast  Total    TFL-Yds    No-Yds  FF FR-Yds Int-Yds QBH Brk Kick Att-Mad Run Rcv Saf  Pts

 Sep 01, 2001 MARSHALL...............   1    0    1.0    0.0-0     0.0-0     0  0-0     0-0     0   0    0   0-0     0   0   0    0

 Sep 08, 2001 LOUISIANA-MONROE.......   1    1    1.5    0.0-0     0.0-0     0  1-0     0-0     0   0    0   0-0     0   0   0    0

 Sep 22, 2001 at Kentucky............   0    0    0.0    0.0-0     0.0-0     0  0-0     0-0     0   0    0   0-0     0   0   0    0

 Sep 29, 2001 MISSISSIPPI STATE......   0    0    0.0    0.0-0     0.0-0     0  0-0     0-0     0   0    0   0-0     0   0   0    0

 Oct 06, 2001 at LSU.................   0    0    0.0    0.0-0     0.0-0     0  0-0     0-0     0   0    0   0-0     0   0   0    0

 Oct 13, 2001 at Auburn..............   0    0    0.0    0.0-0     0.0-0     0  0-0     0-0     0   0    0   0-0     0   0   0    0

 Oct 27, 2001 vs Georgia.............   0    0    0.0    0.0-0     0.0-0     0  0-0     0-0     0   0    0   0-0     0   0   0    0

 Nov 03, 2001 VANDERBILT.............   2    1    2.5    0.0-0     0.0-0     0  0-0     0-0     0   0    0   0-0     0   0   0    0

 Nov 10, 2001 at South Carolina......   1    0    1.0    0.0-0     0.0-0     0  0-0     0-0     0   0    0   0-0     0   0   0    0

 Nov 17, 2001 FLORIDA STATE..........   1    0    1.0    0.0-0     0.0-0     0  0-0     0-0     0   0    0   0-0     0   0   0    0

 Dec 01, 2001 TENNESSEE..............   1    0    1.0    0.0-0     0.0-0     0  0-0     0-0     0   0    0   0-0     0   0   0    0

 Totals..............................   7    2    8.0    0.0-0    28.0-0     0  1-0     0-0     0   0    0   0-0     0   0   0    0

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