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Markus Bailey

LB

#51

Experience: R

Height: 6-0

Age: 23

Weight: 235 lbs

College: Purdue

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Biography

Bailey excelled as a senior at Hilliard Davidson High School in Columbus, Ohio, but did not receive an offer from his hometown Buckeyes. In the end, he was happy to play anywhere in the Big Ten, and turned out to be a valuable signing for the Boilermakers. He started all 13 games as a junior and led his squad with 115 tackles (nine for loss, 5.5 sacks, one interception). Bailey's senior season was short-circuited by a knee injury (14 tackles, two for loss, one sack in four starts). Bailey started 13 games as a sophomore (89 stops, 11 for loss, seven sacks, one interception) and led Purdue with 97 tackles (six for loss) and four interceptions as a redshirt freshman. He had anticipated playing extensively as a true freshman but suffered a torn ACL three games into the 2015 season (12 tackles as a reserve).

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