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05-18-2008, 05:43 AM
Patrick Bailey-Linebacker/Defensive End
04/28/2008 - Duke Sports Information

Durham, N.C. – Duke rush end Patrick Bailey signed a free agent contract with the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday following the 2008 National Football League Draft on Sunday.

“It is really exciting,” said Bailey. “It is what I have been looking for. I wanted to get that shot and this is my opportunity so I have to go out there and make the best of what chance I have.”

Bailey, a native of Elmendorf, Texas, was a four-year letterwinner for the Blue Devils. He played 36 career games with 26 starts. He finished his career with 191 tackles, 24.5 tackles for loss, 8.5 sacks, one interception, one fumble recovery and four caused fumbles. He was off to a great start his senior year ranking in the top-10 in the ACC in sacks (4.5) and tackles for loss (7.0) before suffering a season-ending knee injury against Wake Forest. He also has previous experience playing in a similar defensive system as the Steelers.

“My junior year our defensive coordinator ran the same defense as the Steelers and we used to watch film on them,” said Bailey. “I always saw myself playing that same position (rush end) and it ended up being a good fit.”


05-20-2008, 12:22 PM
Some Steeler insiders say this kid is a stud.

I know it is very crowded back there but don't be surprised if he is around near the last cut......

05-20-2008, 12:46 PM
Patrick Bailey Senior Profile
10/23/2007 - Duke Sports Information

DURHAM, N.C. – Patrick Bailey sat down with GoDuke.com for his senior profile. Bailey discusses his favorite NFL team, book, TV show, plus much more.

GoDuke.com: What is your nickname?
Patrick Bailey: Here I have been known as the Computer, Bailey Bot or Pat

GD: What do you have playing in your IPod?
PB: I have recently got in to The Rising by Bruce Springsteen. It is a really good song to listen to.

GD: Do you have any pregame rituals?
PB: I go out on the field and stretch a little bit. I just get a light run in before it is time for us to go out there.

GD: What’s your favorite NFL team?
PB: Buffalo Bills

GD: Favorite NFL player?
PB: It was Andre Reed but it has been awhile since he played.

GD: Why do you wear jersey No. 84?
PB: I was actually a tight end when I came here. They gave it to me and I decided if they gave me a number I was going to stick with it.

GD: If you could change one rule in the sport what would you choose?
PB: No chop blocks.

GD: What is your favorite book?
PB: The Chronicles of Narnia. The whole series is good, I love them all.

GD: Describe your SportsCenter moment?
PB: The UNC pick-six last year (21-yard interception return for a touchdown against North Carolina in 2006).

GD: What would your dream job be?
PB: Playing in the league (National Football League) if that counts.

GD: What is your favorite sport besides football?
PB: Soccer

GD: If you could go backstage at any concert which one would you pick?
PB: Dave Matthews

GD: Where is your favorite place to play outside of Duke?
PB: I thought Alabama was nice

GD: Who has had the biggest impact on your athletic career?
PB: Recently it has been Eli Nichols. He was one of the older guys and was a great role model for me.

GD: What is your favorite TV show?
PB: 24

GD: What is your favorite video game?
PB: Halo

Jt- Steelers Fan
05-20-2008, 04:13 PM
Could become a nice player. Perhaps a good pass rusher.