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Jorma Bailey
32   Jorma Bailey

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Clearwater, Fla.

High School:
East Lake HS

Height / Weight:
5-11 / 199

Position:
Linebacker

Experience:
3L


Tulsa ?? A three-year letterwinner and two-year starter . . . has played in 30 career games, and has started 14 games at linebacker over the last two years . . . has 140 tackles, 15 stops for -43 yards and three pass breakups in his career . . . has three career games with double-figure tackles . . . 2002 ?? Played in all 12 games . . . started nine contests . . . was second on the team in tackles with 71 stops . . . his seven tackles for ?18 yards also ranked second on the team . . . had a season-best 11 tackles and added two stops for ?7 yards vs. SMU . . . tallied nine tackles against Louisiana Tech . . . also collected eight tackles each against Arkansas State, Baylor and San Jose State . . . 2001 ?? Was credited with 51 tackles, including 23 solos, to rank fourth on the team in total tackles . . . had seven stops for ?20 yards . . . played in 10 games, and started five contests . . . missed the season opener with a hand injury . . . had a career-best 12 tackles against UTEP, while adding two tackles for ?11 yards . . . also tallied 11 tackles against Boise State . . . totaled seven tackles against New Mexico State, including three for ?6 yards . . . 2000 -- Saw action in eight games last year . . . did not play in the first four games of the season . . . moved from running back to linebacker prior to the Hawaii contest . . . saw his first action against Hawaii . . . was credited with 18 tackles . . . also returned kickoffs last year . . . was the team leader in kickoff returns with 12 returns for 198 yards and a 16.5 average . . . tallied a season-best seven tackles and one stop for -5 yards against SMU . . . also totaled five stops against San Jose State . . . Overall -- Enrolled in school at mid-semester 2000 . . . an extremely athletic player . . . has outstanding speed . . . runs well and is a big hitter . . . will improve as he gets more experience playing the position . . . made great strides during spring drills.

High School: Was a three-year letterwinner at East Lake High School . . . started his freshman and senior seasons at tailback, and at free safety his sophomore and senior seasons . . . ranked 15th among the Best Seniors in the Bay Area . . . rushed for 1,600 yards and 17 touchdowns his senior season . . . also tallied 26 tackles and one interception as a senior . . . earned first-team all-district honors as a senior, and first-team all-conference merits as a junior . . . totaled 24 tackles, 36 quarterback pressures and five sacks as a junior . . . also lettered three years in track and one year in basketball . . . was the state champion in the long jump as a senior with a jump of 25'3" . . . high school football coach was Tommy Keeler.

Personal: Enjoys reading and poetry . . . his favorite book is Roots . . . lists the Tampa Bay Bucs as his favorite NFL team . . . lists "Friends" as his favorite television show . . . his favorite athlete is ex-NBA star Michael Jordan . . . . . . favorite game as a child was hide-n-seek . . . the most memorable place he has visited is Norway . . . Shakespeare is the person, dead or alive, he would most like to meet . . . his favorite movie is The Color Purple. . . majoring in business management . . . born July 23, 1980.

Career Statistics

DefenseGUTATTotLossSackFRFFPBUInt
2000 (Fr)8117181/-50/00010
2001 (So)102328517/-201/-70010
2002 (Jr)124625717/-181/-41110
Totals30806014015/-432/-111130