WORTH NOTING: Competing this fall as a graduate student ... expected to battle for the starting nod at center this season after missing most of last season due to a knee injury.
HONORS: 2003— Received the T. David Fitzgibbon Endowed Football Scholarship from the Virginia Athletics Foundation. 2002— Received the T. David Fitzgibbon Endowed Football Scholarship. 2001—ACC Offensive Lineman of the Week following UVa’s game against Georgia Tech (Dec. 10) ... second-team All-State by the Roanoke Times ... Received the Virginia Student Aid Foundation’s John Eric Dahlgren Endowed Football Scholarship. 2000—Named the winner of the Bill Dudley Award as UVa’s Most Outstanding First-Year Player at the team’s annual awards banquet.
AT VIRGINIA: 2002—Rimington Award candidate who was expected to headline the offensive line … started the first two games at center, but injured his knee late in the Florida State game and missed the rest of the season after undergoing surgery ... earned his third letter. 2001—Opened the season as the starting left tackle, but moved to center for the final month … started eight games at left tackle and the next three at center … did not play against Penn State in the season finale due to an injury … earned ACC Offensive Lineman of the Week honors for his play in Virginia’s win over Georgia Tech in just his second appearance at center … graded out at 97 percent overall and was credited with four knockdown blocks … he also did not have any missed assignments and did not allow a quarterback pressure in the game … was consistently among the leading players all season ... lettered for the second time. 2000—Played in eight regular season games as a reserve offensive lineman ... started at right tackle against North Carolina in place of an injured Brad Barnes ... because of injuries that led to a lack of the depth across the line, he was listed at various times at center, both tackle spots and left guard … saw most of his action at right tackle, but also played guard and left tackle … practiced at center at times, but never saw action in a game at the position … did not play against Clemson, Wake Forest, Maryland and in O’ahu Bowl due to an injury ... earned his first letter. 1999—Red-shirted ... did not see any game action ... in uniform against Virginia Tech, Duke, Florida State and Buffalo.
HIGH SCHOOL: Earned three letters in football under head coach Bob Sphire at Lexington Catholic High School ... three-year starter at offensive guard and on special teams ... handled long snapping responsibilities for two years ... also played linebacker and defensive end ... first-team All-State selection as a senior offensive lineman by both The Associated Press and the Louisville Courier-Journal ... first-team All-City his senior year by the Lexington Herald-Leader ... twice All-District ... honorable mention All-State by the Courier-Journal and honorable mention All-City as a junior ... selected Cotton States Lineman of the Week during his senior season ... also voted Lexington Catholic’s Outstanding Lineman and served as team co-captain as a senior ... named Offensive Most Valuable Player at the 1998 Purdue University Lineman Camp ... chosen to play in the Kentucky vs. Tennessee All-Star Game ... helped lead Lexington Catholic to a perfect 10-0 regular season and a No. 1 state ranking in Class AA as a senior in 1998 ... posted 43 pancake blocks on offense during his career, including 22 as a senior ... totaled 51 career tackles on defense, including two quarterback sacks, and recovered two fumbles ... two-year starter as a first baseman and designated hitter on the baseball team ... also played Dixie League baseball in the summer ... led his team in home runs in the summer of 1997 and played in the NABF World Series ... his team advanced to the regional finals in the summer of 1998 and won the Kentucky state championship in 1999 ... named to All-Region and All-State tournament teams.
PERSONAL: Kevin Thomas Bailey ... born 1-27-81 in Lexington, Ky. ... son of Tim and Karen Bailey ... has one brother, Griffin (19), who plays baseball at the University of Louisville ... Honor Roll student at Lexington Catholic from 1995 to 1997 ... High Honor Roll in 1998 ... member of the National Spanish Honor Society ... served as a volunteer worker at St. Joseph Day Care … received his undergraduate degree in environmental science from UVa in May of 2003.