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Former Broken Arrow Tiger Alvin Bailey Crucial To University of Arkansas Offensive Line


PRODUCTIVE: Offensive lineman Alvin Bailey has started all 26 games of his Razorback career.



2012: Alvin Bailey has started all Razorback games this season. He is the leading blocker on an offense set to reach another 3,000-yard passing and 1,000-yard rushing season.

2011: Named an All-American by Pro Football Weekly and a second-team All-SEC performer by the Associated Press and the conference’s coaches. He started all 13 games as part of an offensive line that allowed the offense to break 16 game or season school records. Bailey was named SEC Offensive Lineman of the Week following the 52-3 win vs. New Mexico in which the Razorbacks piled up 632 yards of total offense while averaging 7.8 yards per play and earning 34 first downs, the second-highest single-game total in school history. Arkansas led the SEC in total offense, passing offense and scoring offense to become just the fifth school, and first since 2001, to lead the conference in all three categories in a single season, and it became the sixth team in conference history, and second since 1992, to lead the SEC in passing offense for three straight seasons. The Razorbacks ranked 13th in the country with their average of 300.7 passing yards per game, 15th in the nation with an average of 36.8 points per game and 29th in the NCAA with an average of 438.1 yards of total offense per game. Quarterback Tyler Wilson broke nine UA records and led the SEC in passing and total offense while becoming the first Razorback to be a first-team All-SEC selection at quarterback. Wide receiver Jarius Wright also earned first-team All-SEC honors after he broke seven school records and led the conference in receiving yards per game with an average of 93.1 to rank 18th in the country and in receiving touchdowns with 12, a total that tied for seventh in the NCAA. The Razorback offense posted the second-best single-season total in school history for completions (299), passing yards (3,909), passing yards per game (300.7), first downs (279) and passing first downs (166) while having the third-highest total offense yardage total (5,695) and third-best total offense per play average (6.45).

2010: Started all 13 games for the Razorbacks as Arkansas was the only school in the SEC to start the same offensive line every game in 2010. He was named to the FWAA Freshman All-America Team and the SEC All-Freshman Team. The line allowed Arkansas to break 24 game or season school records on offense. He blocked for the first season in UA history with a 3,000-yard passer and a 1,000-yard rusher. Quarterback Ryan Mallett set the Arkansas single-season passing yards record with 3,869 and running back Knile Davis posted the fourth-highest single-season rushing yards total in program history with 1,322 yards. The Razorbacks were the only team in the country to boast a 3,000-yard passer, a 1,000-yard rusher and five 600-yard receivers. Arkansas finished the season first in the SEC and fourth in the NCAA in passing (333.7), becoming the third team since 1992 to lead the conference in passing in consecutive seasons. The Razorbacks also ranked second in the SEC and ninth in the country in total offense (482.5) and second in the conference and 17th in the NCAA in scoring offense (36.5).

2009: Redshirted in 2009 and practiced with the scout team.

HIGH SCHOOL: Anchored the offensive line for Broken Arrow for three straight years. During his senior season, Bailey recorded 116 knockdowns and did not allow a sack. He graded out at 89 percent on the year. Bailey guided the Tigers to a breakout season in 2008, helping the squad defeat eventual Class 6A state champion Union in the opening week of the season. He was named to the 2008 all-state team by the Daily Oklahoman and was an all-district Class 6A honoree. He was ranked the No. 27th offensive guard in the nation and the No. 13th prospect in Oklahoma by Rivals.com. He bench pressed more than 400 pounds and squatted 590 pounds. He was coached at Broken Arrow High School by Ron Lancaster. Bailey was also recruited by Iowa State, Kansas, Kansas State, Michigan State and Nebraska.

Updated 11-28-2012

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