From a local perspective, Super Bowl story lines aren’t exactly exploding, but there is one favorite son that is very much in the news, and he cemented his eternal feelings during a media day session on Tuesday morning.
— D. Orlando Ledbetter (@AJCFalcons) January 28, 2014
Former Georgia Bulldog great Champ Bailey expressed that he was a “bulldog for life” (hat-tip to the AJC’s D. Orlando Ledbetter) during his media session, further underscoring why everyone in Bulldog Nation loves Champ Bailey. Bailey played 3 seasons in Athens, excelling on both sides of the ball (he caught 47 passes for 744 yards and 5 TD’s in 1998), and after that, he emerged as the 7th overall pack in the 1998 NFL Draft.
Since then (of course), Bailey has put together what some would argue is a Hall of Fame-caliber career in the NFL. The now 35-year-old has amassed 52 interceptions over a 15-year career (10 seasons with Denver, preceded by 5 with Washington), and he has been named to the Pro Bowl a staggering 12 times.
Champ Bailey has been a legend in Athens since before he even left UGA, but it’s hard to not love a guy who loudly declares his allegiances in this manner, especially on the game’s biggest stage.
Good luck, Champ.
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