Co-Tenacity Award - Offense
Coaches' 2015 SEC All-Freshman Team
Junior who was named preseason third-team All-SEC by Athlon... most consistent performer along the O-line... moved to right tackle in the spring where he is penciled in as the starter... played in every game over the past two seasons... made 18 career starts, including the last 15 in a row at left guard.
2016: Most consistent and highest performing offensive lineman... started every game at left guard... served as team captain at Kentucky... made his 10th career start against Texas A&M and served as a team captain against the Aggies... made his 20th career appearance in the Tennessee win... served as a team captain against Florida... shared the offense's Tenacity Award with Hayden Hurst, as selected by the players following the season.
2015: True freshman... played in all 12 games making five starts, three at center and two at left guard... saw time on special teams against North Carolina... moved into the backup role at center after the ankle injury to Cody Waldrop and played on special teams against Kentucky... pressed into regular service at Georgia after an ankle injury to Alan Knott... made his first career start against UCF and graded out at 80 percent... also made the start at center at Missouri and versus Vanderbilt... moved to left guard where he made the start against The Citadel due to an injury to Mike Matulis... also started at left guard against Clemson.
HIGH SCHOOL: Highly regarded in-state offensive lineman who graduated from Summerville High School in 2015... was one of five finalists for South Carolina's Mr. Football award... helped legendary coach John McKissick and the Green Wave to an 8-5 record and to the second round of the Class AAAA Division I playoffs as a senior... played left guard for the Sandlappers in the Shrine Bowl of the Carolinas where he was recognized as the strongest player at the game... considered a four-star prospect, the No. 2 player in the state, the fifth-best offensive guard in the country and No. 72 overall by Rivals... rated a three-star prospect and the 29th-best offensive guard in the country by Scout... regarded as a four-star prospect, the fourth-best player in the state, the 12th-best offensive guard in the country and No. 247 overall by 247Sports... ranked as a four-star prospect, the fifth-best player in the state, the No. 15 offensive guard in the country and No. 220 overall by ESPN... had offers from all over the Southeast.
PERSONAL: Zackary Dalton Bailey was born November 8, 1995... is a criminal justice major.