CIS Football Player Profile: Devon Bailey, StFX X-Men

CIS Football Player Profile: Devon Bailey, StFX X-Men

Name: Devon Bailey
University: St. Francis Xavier University
Hometown: Mississauga, ON
High school: Our Lady of Mount Carmel Secondary School
Position: Wide Receiver
Academic program: Arts
Year of eligibility: 4
Height: 6'5"
Weight: 190

2012 Key stats:
6 games played, 28 receptions (4th AUS), 4.7 receptions/game (3rd AUS), 331 yards (5th AUS), 55.2 yards/game (4th AUS), 11.8 average (4th AUS)

Awards & honours (since start of CIS career):
2012 AUS all-star (REC)

Profile:
StFX receiver Devon Bailey was one of the top receivers for the X-Men in 2012 and will be called upon to help lead the X-Men air attack once again in 2013.

Devon started in six regular season games and finished in the AUS top five in all receiving categories, including fourth overall in total receptions (28), receiving yards/game (55.2) and average (11.8), despite scoring a touchdown.

StFX - Devon Bailey Following the 2012 season in which he was named an AUS all-star, Bailey was invited to the 2013 East West Bowl at Western University where he did not disappoint. In a close 18-17 loss, the 6-foot-5 Bailey nabbed two receptions in the game for 18 yards for the East team.

He also placed an impressive fifth overall amongst all players in the combine results from the week's testing and was third overall amongst all receivers.

Following the East West Bowl, the Mississauga, Ont. native was listed in Justin Dunk's Top 10 Prospects to watch for in the 2014 Draft on CFL.ca (http://www.cfl.ca/article/dunk-top-10-prospects-to-watch-for-in-2014-draft), the only AUS player to make the cut.

He will be highly touted for the upcoming 2013 season and will be called upon to help lead the X-Men air attack along with fellow senior receiver Jordan Catterall.

Looking ahead to the 2013 season, the veteran receiver hopes to lead a turnaround by the X-Men, who found themselves out of AUS playoff contention in 2012, stating, "We've been a 'young team' for the past few years, and now it's time to take the deserved respect."

StFX Head Coach Gary Waterman on Devon Bailey:

"Devon Bailey is a very talented football player who continues to get better each year. He is fun to watch and has big play ability."

"Devon had a great showing at the CFL East West event this year and we expect that to carry on throughout the 2013 season."

Getting to know Devon Bailey:

Nickname: Bailey

What brought you to StFX?
I knew that attending StFX would mean I would be joining a family, not just a school...and football.

What has been your best moment in a StFX uniform so far?
My best moment in a StFX uniform is a continuing moment - the new development with people who I can call my brothers. Another best moment is every time I step out onto the field, home or away there isn't another atmosphere that can top it.

One thing I cannot live without is…?
My immediate family/my Momma. Every time, I wake up, or set foot on the field, I remember why I'm doing what I'm doing and who I'm trying to make proud. They're my motivation.

If I could have super-hero powers I would…?
Be able to leave two minutes before practice and teleport there.

My biggest pet peeve is…?
Seeing wasted talent, knowing someone has the potential to be great and seeing them not put in the work ethic to become so.

My dream vacation destination is…?
Spain. Beautiful weather, beautiful food, beautiful women - what more does a vacation call for?

My dream job is…?
To play any sport professionally (preferably football).

Tell us one thing that fans may not know about you?
I LOVE volleyball. I played that and soccer longer than I did football, but volleyball has a special place in my heart.

FAVORITES:
1. Past-time/hobby: Watching movies and catching footballs
2. Food: Caesar salad
3. Website: watchcartoonsonline.com
4. TV show: Adventure Time
5. Movie: Ali
6. Actor/Actress: Denzel Washington
7. Singer/Band: Kanye West
8. Sport (other than football): Volleyball
9. Pro sports team: N/A
10. Pro sports athlete: Terrell Owens

Follow Devon on Twitter: https://twitter.com/tharealdkb

Devon Bailey Career Stats Summary:

RECEIVING  GP  No.  Yds   TD Long  Avg/G  Avg/C
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2010        8    8   89    1   35  11.12  11.12
2011        7   18  231    0   38  33.00  12.83
2012        6   28  331    0   39  55.17  11.82
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Career     21   54  651    1   39  31.00  12.06

Source: StFX Sports Information

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