Champ Bailey

Cornerback

Champ Bailey

15 Seasons
12 Pro Bowls
2000s NFL All-Decade Team
908 Tackles
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15

Seasons

12

Pro Bowls

2000s

NFL All-Decade Team

908

Tackles
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“You have to believe you can do it. I think it’s just discipline, the little details of football…communication…If you're not on top of your stuff, they'll expose you.”

Read Champ Bailey's Bio

(Georgia)...6'1'', 192...1st round pick (7th overall) by Washington Redskins in 1999 NFL Draft...quickly established himself as one of the league's best defensive backs...became youngest player in NFL history to record three interceptions in a game...prior to 2004 season was traded to Denver Broncos...12 Pro Bowl selections...All-Pro five times, NFL All-Decade Team of the 2000s ... Born June 22, 1978 in Fort Campbell, Kentucky

BIO

Champ Bailey Denver Broncos & Washington Redskins

“You have to believe you can do it. I think it’s just discipline, the little details of football…communication…If you're not on top of your stuff, they'll expose you.”

The Washington Redskins selected Champ Bailey, a consensus All-American out of Georgia, seventh overall in the first round of the 1999 NFL Draft. Bailey quickly established himself as one of the league’s best defensive backs and over the next 15 years he excelled at the highest level on the field.

Bailey started in all 16 games he played during his rookie season and earned the reputation as a dominant lockdown cornerback. He became the youngest player in NFL history to record three interceptions in a game when he accomplished the feat against the Arizona Cardinals on Oct. 17, 1999. He finished his rookie campaign with five interceptions, one of which he returned of a touchdown. He also recorded 19 passes defensed and one sack.

Just prior to the 2004 season, Bailey was traded to the Denver Broncos where he spent the remainder of his career. An impact player, Bailey set the record for the longest non-scoring play in NFL history during a divisional playoff game against the New England Patriots on Jan. 14, 2006. He intercepted a pass in the end zone and returned it for 100 yards before being tackled at the Patriots’ one-yard line

In all, Bailey played in 215 career games with the Redskins (1999-2003) and the Broncos (2004-2013) starting in all but three games. He amassed a total of 908 tackles (812 solo), intercepted 52 passes which he returned for 464 yards and four touchdowns, recorded three sacks, made six fumble recoveries and had 203 passes defensed. Bailed led the NFL in interceptions in 2006 (10 for 162 yards and one TD).

Bailey’s 12 Pro Bowl selections are the most elections by a defensive back in NFL history. He was named All-Pro five times, tabbed for the NFL All-Decade Team of the 2000s, and chosen to the Broncos 50th Anniversary Team.

STATS

Champ Bailey's Stats

       

Interceptions

 

Sacks

Year

Team

G

No.

Yds.

Avg.

TD

PD

No.

1999

Washington

16

5

55

11.0

1

17

1.0

2000

Washington

16

5

48

10.0

0

15

0.0

2001

Washington

16

3

17

6.0

0

17

0.0

2002

Washington

16

3

2

1.0

0

22

0.0

2003

Washington

16

2

2

1.0

0

9

0.0

2004

Denver

16

3

0

0.0

0

12

0.0

2005

Denver

14

8

139

17.0

2

23

0.0

2006

Denver

16

10

162

16.0

1

21

0.0

2007

Denver

15

3

3

1.0

0

14

0.0

2008

Denver

9

1

0

0.0

0

3

1.0

2009

Denver

16

3

18

6.0

0

15

0.0

2010

Denver

15

2

0

0.0

0

13

1.0

2011

Denver

13

2

0

0.0

0

10

0.0

2012

Denver

16

2

18

9.0

0

9

0.0

2013

Denver

5

0

0

0.0

0

3

0.0

Career

215

52

464

9.0

4

203

3.0

 
Additional Career Statistics: Punt Returns: 25-303; Kick Returns: 1-17; Rushing: 2-11, 1 TD; Receiving: 4-89



CHAMPIONSHIP GAMES

Champ Bailey's Championship Games

2005 AFC – Pittsburgh Steelers 34, Denver Broncos 17

Bailey started at left cornerback. He had 1 tackle, 2 assists and 1 pass defensed.


2013 AFC – Denver Broncos 26, New England Patriots 16

Bailey started at left cornerback. He had 3 tackles.

Super Bowls

Super Bowl XLVIII – Seattle Seahawks 43, Denver Broncos 8

Bailey started at left cornerback. He had 4 tackles.



CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

Champ Bailey's Career Highlights

All-League Teams       

All-Pro: 2003 (SN)  ·  2004 (AP, PFWA, SN)  ·  2005 (AP, PFWA, SN)  ·  2006 (AP, PFWA, SN) 

All-Pro Second Team: 2000 (AP)  ·  2003 (AP)  ·  2007 (AP)  ·  2012 (AP)   

All-NFC: 2000 (PW)  ·  2003 (PW)

All-AFC: 2004 (PW)  ·  2005 (PW)  ·  2006 (PW) 

 

Pro Bowls

(12) – 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

           

In the NFL Record Book (at time of his retirement following 2013 season)

 

Postseason Records

  • [Tied for 2nd] Longest Interception Return Yardage, Game – 100 (vs. New England, Jan. 14, 2006)
  • [Tied for 3rd] Most Interception Return Yardage, Game – 100 (vs. New England, Jan. 14, 2006)

 

Pro Bowl Records

  • [Tied for 1st] Most Games – 12
  • [Tied for 1st] Most Interceptions, Career – 4

 

Team Records

Broncos records held by Bailey

            (Records through the 2013 season, Bailey’s final season with Denver)

  • [1st] Most Consecutive Games with an Interception – 5 (2005)
  • [Tied for 1st] Most Interception Returned for TDs, Season – 3 (2005)
  • [2nd] Most Interceptions, Season – 10 (2006)
  • [2nd] Most Interception Return Yardage, Season – 162 (2006)
  • [Tied for 2nd] Most Interception Returned for TDs, Career – 3
  • [4th] Most Interceptions, Season – 8 (2005)
  • [Tied for 4th] Most Interceptions, Career – 34

 

Postseason Records

  • [1st] Longest Interception Return Yardage – 100 (vs. New England, Jan. 14, 2006)
  • [2nd] Most Interception Return Yardage, Career – 100
  • [2nd] Most Interception Return Yardage, Game – 100

 

League/Team Statistical Titles

 

NFL Statistical Championships

Interceptions Titles: DEN 2006

 

AFC Statistical Championships

Interceptions Titles: DEN 2006

 

Team Statistical Championships

Interceptions Titles: WAS 2000, DEN 2004, DEN 2005, DEN 2006, DEN 2010, DEN 2011

 

Team Statistical Championships

Punt Return Title: WAS 2002

 

WAS Washington Redskins      DEN Denver Broncos

                                                                                                                                                          

Awards and Honors

  • NFL All-Decade Team of 2000s
  • 2005 AFC Defensive Player of the Month - November
  • 2006 AFC Defensive Player of the Month - October

 

Year-by-Year Team Records

1999     Washington Redskins....... 10-6-0   (1st)

2000     Washington Redskins........... 8-8-0   (3rd)

2001       Washington Redskins       8-8-0     (2nd)

2002     Washington Redskins........... 7-9-0   (3rd)

2003     Washington Redskins......... 5-11-0   (3rd)

2004     Denver Broncos 10-6-0   (2nd)

2005     Denver Broncos 13-3-0   (1st)

2006     Denver Broncos.................. 9-7-0   (3rd)

2007     Denver Broncos.................. 7-9-0   (3rd)

2008     Denver Broncos.................. 8-8-0   (2nd)

2009     Denver Broncos.................. 8-8-0   (2nd)

2010     Denver Broncos................. 4-12-0   (4th)

2011     Denver Broncos................. 8-8-0   (1st)

2012     Denver Broncos............... 13-3-0   (1st)

(Division Finish in Parentheses)

Qualified for Postseason in Bold

2013     Denver Broncos 13-3-0   (1st

CAREER CAPSULE

Champ Bailey's Career Capsule

Full Name: Roland Champ Bailey

Birthdate: June 22, 1978

Birthplace: Fort Campbell, Kentucky

High School: Charlton County (Folkston, GA)

Pro Career: 15 seasons, 215 games

Drafted: 1st round (7th player overall) in 1999 by Washington Redskins