December 21, 2014

Bailey, Smallwood Named to D3Football All-American Team

DOYLESTOWN (PA) – Delaware Valley College senior wide receiver Rasheed Bailey (Philadelphia, PA/Roxborough) and senior tailback Chris Smallwood (Philadelphia, PA/Upper Moreland) were each named to the 2014 All-America Team with Bailey grabbing first-team honors while Smallwood was listed on the third team.

The two are the 17th and 18th All-Americans for the Aggies, all since 2003. Bailey is the fourth Delaware Valley player overall and first at an offensive skill position to garner a spot on the first team. Meanwhile, Smallwood is the first Aggie running back to be named to a All-America Team.

It is yet another honor for Bailey as he has racked up the hardware this season. In fact, it’s his third honor this week along as he was named the Maxwell Football Club’s Tri-State Player of the Year and was a first-team pick for the Associated Press Little All-America squad (Divisions II and III combined). Bailey’s other honors include a spot in Sports Illustrated’s Faces In The Crowd, the Middle Atlantic Conference (MAC) Offensive Player of the Year and an American Football Coaches Association’s (AFCAC) Division III Coaches’ All-America Team.

Bailey set school single-season records with 80 catches for 1,707 yards and 19 touchdowns. The yardage and touchdown totals, as well as his average of 155.2 receiving yards per game, still leads all of Division III despite the fact that Bailey’s season ended nearly four weeks ago.

Bailey set or tied single-game school marks for receptions (11), yards (252) and touchdowns (4 – twice) and also became Delaware Valley’s all-time leader with 3,138 career yards. He caught nine or more passes five times, went over the 100-yard mark nine times and caught multiple touchdowns in six of the team’s 11 games.

Smallwood picks up his All-America accolade in his first year as a starter. He put up numbers that have him ranked nationally in Division III as he carried the ball 244 times for 1,387 yards and a school-record 21 touchdowns. Smallwood also set the school’s overall touchdown mark with 22 as he caught 27 passes for 317 yards and one score.

Smallwood went over the 100-yard mark seven times this year and set a school record by rushing for six scores in a win over Wilkes. He notched 213 yards on just 20 carries in that win.

Bailey and Smallwood helped lead Delaware Valley to a 9-2 overall record in 2014, including a trip to the NCAA Division III playoffs.

Matt Levy

Associate Athletic Director/Sports Information Director