Bailey, Edwin - Football, 1998

A National Football League fifth-round draft choice in 1981 for the Seattle Seahawks, Edwin R. Bailey played in 139 games and started 120 more games than any offensive lineman in team history. He helped Curt Warner lead the AFC in rushing (1983 & 1986), and helped the Seahawks advance to the playoffs (1983, 1984, 1987 & 1988).He ranks seventh all-time among Seahawks for games played and sixth all-time among Seahawks in games started. Bailey was named first-team NCAA Division I-AA All-America by American Football Coaches Association (1980). He was voted All-State in the South Carolina College Division. He was Third-Team Little All-America choice by Associated Press. He earned first-team All Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference honors as a sophomore, junior and senior. Bailey played in the Black College All-Star game and Mutual Black Network All-America as a junior and senior. Bailey got his start in football at Tompkins High School under Joe Turner where he lettered in football and track. He earned first team All-City in 1975 and 1976. In 1976, he was also High School All-American.

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