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Matthew Bailey
Matthew  Bailey


New Orleans, La.

High School:
Edna Karr

Height / Weight:
5-11 / 215




Business Management


Football Holds Annual Pro Day On Thursday At Saints Facility

11 members of the 2014 Green Wave squad go through drills in hopes of playing at the next level


Tulane Falls at UCF in Defensive Battle, 20-13

Second half comeback cut short in final minutes


Football Holds Pair Of Preseason Practices On Friday

Green Wave hold outdoor session in morning at Tad Gormley, head indoors at Saints Facility in afternoon


Football Holds 51-Play Scrimmage In Day 8 Of Preseason Camp

Green Wave force three fumbles, pick off pair of passes in afternoon session at Saints Facility


Morning Scrimmage Highlights Day 6 Of Football Camp

Green Wave quarterbacks combine to complete 10-of-13 passes for 254 yards and two touchdowns


Tulane vs. Cincinnati - Yulman Stadium - Oct. 31, 2014

Tulane vs. Cincinnati - Yulman Stadium - Oct. 31, 2014 Halloween Night!

Career Notes: Three-year letterman has 76 tackles (49 solo, 27 assists), 5.5 tackles for loss, 1.0 sack, five pass break-ups, two interceptions, a pair of blocked punts and a fumble recovery during his career...has played in 36 games with 13 starts...will open fall practice No. 2 on the depth chart at strong-side linebacker.

2013: Played in 11 games as a junior...finished tied for fourth on the team in fumble recoveries (1) while tallying eight tackles (6 solo, 2 assists)...ranked tied for fourth on the team with four special teams tackles (all solo)...had a season-best four tackles (2 solo, 2 assists) at Syracuse (9/21)...recovered a fumble and returned it 26 yards at ULM (9/28)...added two stops vs South Alabama (9/7) and had solo tackles vs Jackson State (8/29) and North Texas (10/5).

2012: Saw action in all 12 games with nine starts - eight at weak-side linebacker and one at strong-side linebacker - as a sophomore...finished the year tied for second on the team in interceptions (2), fourth in pass break-ups (4), ninth with 35 tackles (22 solo, 13 assists) and tied for 11th in tackles for loss (2.5)...ranked tied for 16th in Conference USA in interceptions per game (0.17)...posted a season-high eight tackles (2 solo, 6 assists) to go with an interception at Houston (11/24)...had nine other multiple-tackle outings, including six three-tackle performances: all solo vs ULM (9/29); 2 solo, 1 assist vs Ole Miss (9/22), at UTEP (10/20), vs UAB (10/27) and at Memphis (11/10); and 1 solo, 2 assists vs SMU (10/13)...added two pass break-ups and an interception vs SMU and broke up a pair of passes vs UAB...had a tackle for loss vs ULM and at Louisiana-Lafayette (10/6).

2011: Played in all 13 games with four starts as a true freshman...led the team in blocked punts (2) while ranking tied for sixth in sacks (1.0), seventh in tackles for loss (3.5), ninth with 33 tackles (21 solo, 12 assists) and tied for 11th in pass break-ups (1)...tallied a career-best 10 tackles (5 solo, 5 assists) in first collegiate start at Army (10/1)...added a six-tackle day (all solo) at Hawai'i (11/26) and a pair of four-stop performances: 2 solo, 2 assists vs Memphis (10/22) and 3 solo, 1 assist at Rice (11/19)...blocked a pair of punts, including one that resulted in a safety, in collegiate debut vs Southeastern Louisiana (9/3)...posted first career sack among 1.5 tackles for loss vs Syracuse (10/8)...recorded first career pass break-up in season finale at Hawai'i (11/26).

High School: Three-year letterman at Karr High for coach Jabbar Jaluke...rated a three-star recruit by Rivals.com while earning two-star honors from Scout.com and ESPN.com...received a scout grade of 74 and rated the No. 106 safety in the nation by ESPN.com while earning the No. 166 spot nationally at cornerback by Scout.com...helped lead the Cougars to a combined 29-9 overall record with two trips to the state playoffs, including a 13-2 mark, the District 10-4A title and a state-runner-up finish as a senior...as a senior, named first-team all-state, all-district and all-metro...selected to play in the Darren Sharper Lake Pontchartrain All-Star Classic...posted over 100 tackles as a junior...as a sophomore, tallied 75 tackles en route to claiming all-district honors.

Personal: Born Matthew Louis Bailey on Feb. 8, 1993, in New Orleans, La...son of Leo and Claudia Bailey...has two brothers, Isaiah and Leo...majoring in business management.

Bailey's Career Defensive Statistics

2011 13-4 21-12-33 3.5-10 1.0-4 0 0-0 1 0-0 2
2012 12-9 22-13-35 2.0-5 0.0-0 0 0-0 4 2-37 0
2013 11-0 6-2-8 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 1-26 0 0-0 0
Career 36-13 49-27-76 5.5-15 1.0-4 0 1-26 5 2-37 2