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    Dion Bailey
    Dion Bailey

    Class:
    RS Senior

    Hometown:
    Lakewood, CA

    High School:
    Lakewood HS

    Height / Weight:
    6-0 / 200

    Position:
    DB/LB

    Birthdate:
    03/02/1992

    Experience:
    2V

    Twitter:
    @dbailey_18

    10/16/2013

    Football Provides a Force of Hope

    Eleven athletes deliver posters and smiles to Children's Hospital LA.

    03/01/2013

    2013 USC Spring Football Outlook

    Spring ball begins March 5.

    02/14/2013

    USC 2013 Football Season Tickets On Sale Now

    The Trojans will play seven home games at the LA Memorial Coliseum, this fall

    01/10/2013

    2013 USC Football Schedule Announced

    Trojans play 7 home games in Coliseum.

    12/02/2012

    USC Football To Play In Sun Bowl Versus Georgia Tech

    Game is Dec. 31 on CBS-TV.

    11/30/2013

    USC vs. UCLA

    No. 23 USC football vs. No. 22 UCLA on November 30, 2013

    11/16/2013

    USC football vs. No. 5 Stanford

    USC football vs. No. 5 Stanford, November 16, 2013, USATSI photos

    11/24/2012

    USC vs. No. 1 Notre Dame

    USC football

    10/13/2012

    No. 11 USC vs. Washington - AP Photos

    No. 11 USC vs. Washington - AP Photos

    09/15/2012

    No. 2 USC 14, No. 21 Stanford 21 - AP Photos

    Matt Barkley completed 20 of 41 passes and threw for 254 yards.

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    CAREER: He has 161 tackles (10 for losses) and 6 interceptions in his career. He has 24 career starts.

    2013: The always-around-the-ball Bailey returns for his what could be his third year as a starter as a junior in 2013, this season likely at safety after starting the past two seasons at linebacker. He missed 2013 spring practice while recuperating from 2012 post-season shoulder surgery.

    2012: Bailey started for his second year at strongside linebacker as a sophomore in 2012 and had another impressive season. Overall in 2012 while starting all 13 games, he had 80 tackles (third on team), including 8 for losses (with 1 sack), plus 5 deflections, a forced fumble and a team-best 4 interceptions. His 4 interceptions were tied for second most by a linebacker in the nation in 2012. He made 2012 CollegeFootballNews.com Sophomore All-American honorable mention and All-Pac-12 honorable mention.

    He had a team best 7 tackles (1 for a loss) against Hawaii, 8 tackles (1 for a loss) and 2 interceptions against Syracuse, 9 stops (1 for a loss), a deflection and an interception at Stanford and 8 stops against California. He had 3 tackles and a deflection at Utah, 7 tackles, an interception to set up a TD and forced a fumble at Washington and a tackle against Colorado. He had 9 tackles (2 for losses) at Arizona, 10 tackles (including 2 for losses, with a sack) against Oregon and a tackle against Arizona State. He had 8 tackles (1 for a loss) at UCLA, 4 tackles and 2 deflections against Notre Dame and 5 tackles against Georgia Tech.

    2011: Bailey, who was moved from safety to linebacker prior to 2011 spring practice, earned the starting job on the strongside as a redshirt freshman in 2011 and had a stellar showing all season. Overall in 2011 while starting 11 games (all but Colorado), he tied for the team lead in tackles with 81, including 2 sacks, plus he had 2 deflections, 2 interceptions and a forced fumble. He and fellow linebacker Hayes Pullard were the first freshmen to lead USC in tackles since records were first kept in 1954. He suffered a concussion against Stanford and missed the Colorado game. He was named the 2011 Pac-12 Freshman Defensive Player of the Year and made the All-Pac-12 second team. He was the Defensive Freshman of the Year on the 2011 CollegeFootballNews.com Freshman All-American first team and made the 2011 Football Writers, Sporting News, CBSSports.com, YahooSports.com, FoxSportsNext.com and Phil Steele Freshman All-American first team. He made 2011 SI.com All-American honorable mention. He made the 2011 Phil Steele All-Pac-12 second team.

    He had 7 tackles against Utah, then a team-best 9 tackles (with a sack) and a fumble recovery against Syracuse, a game-high 10 tackles (with a sack) and added a deflection at Arizona State, a game-high and career-best 14 tackles (the most by a USC freshman since Chris Claiborne's 20 in 1996 against Arizona State) and 1 deflection against Arizona and a team-best 8 tackles and 2 interceptions (the first in the endzone at the end of the first half to keep Cal scoreless as it was driving and the second late in the game to set up a USC TD) at California to earn College Football Performance Awards National Linebacker of the Week honors. He added 6 stops at Notre Dame, then a game-high 13 tackles against Stanford before suffering a concussion. After missing the Colorado game, he had 2 tackles against Washington, 7 tackles at Oregon and 5 tackles against UCLA.

    2010: Bailey redshirted as a freshman safety in 2010, his first year at USC.

    HIGH SCHOOL: His 2009 honors included Prep Star All-American, Prep Star Dream Team, Super Prep All-Farwest, Prep Star All-West, Orange County Register Fab 15 second team, Long Beach Press-Telegram Best in the West Best of the Rest, Tacoma News Tribune Western 100, Cal-Hi Sports All-State second team, All-CIF Pac-5 Division first team and All-Moore League first team as a senior defensive back at Lakewood (Calif.) High. He had 70 tackles, 8 deflections, 3 interceptions and 1 fumble recovery in 2009.

    As a junior in 2008, he made Cal-Hi Sports All-State Underclass first team and All-Moore League. He had 72 tackles, 11 deflections, 9 interceptions and 2 forced fumbles in 2008.

    PERSONAL: He is a policy, planning and development major at USC. He and 15 of his USC teammates spent 5 days in Haiti in the spring of 2012 building homes and assisting those in need.

    TACLS/YDSDFLFRINTYDSAVGTDLG
    2011 (Fr.)...812/6202168.0016
    2012 (So.)...808/2550441.002
    CAREER.......16110/31706203.3016
    GAME-BY-GAME WITH DION BAILEY
    2012
    TACLS/YDSDFLFRINTYDSAVGTDLG
    Hawaii*71/100000.00 0
    Syracuse*81/100221.002
    Stanford*91/110100.000
    California*80/000000.000
    Utah*30/0100 00.000
    Washington*7 0/000122.002
    Colorado*10/000000.000
    Arizona*92/600000.000
    Oregon*102/1100000.000
    Arizona St.*10/010000.000
    UCLA*81/500000.000
    Notre Dame*40/020000.000
    Ga. Tech (Sun)*50/000000.000
    2012(So.)...808/2550441.002
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    2011
    TACLS/YDSDFLFRINTYDSAVGTDLG
    Utah* 7 0/0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0
    Syracuse* 9 1/3 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0
    Arizona St.* 10 1/3 1 0 0 0 0.0 0 0
    Arizona* 14 0/0 1 0 0 0 0.0 0 0
    California* 8 0/0 0 0 2 16 8.0 0 16
    Notre Dame* 6 0/0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0
    Stanford* 13 0/0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0
    Washington* 2 0/0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0
    Oregon* 7 0/0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0
    UCLA* 5 0/0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0
    2011 (Fr.)... 81 2/6 2 0 2 16 8.0 0 16
    *Starter