December 10, 2014

Delaware Valley Football: Aggies Bailey named to 2014 AFCA Division III Coaches All-American Team

DOYLESTOWN (PA) – The American Football Coaches Association (AFCA) announced today that Delaware Valley College senior wide receiver Rasheed Bailey (Philadelphia, PA/Roxborough) has been named to the 2014 AFCA Division III Coaches’ All-America Team.

The AFCA has selected an All-America team since 1945 and currently selects teams in all five of its divisions. What makes these teams so special is that they are the only ones chosen exclusively by the men who know the players the best – the coaches themselves. In fact, the AFCA’s headlines Bailey and a defensive player in its official news release about the Division III All-America Team.

Bailey is the second Aggie to ever be named to the AFCA All-America Team as tailback Matt Cook earned the accolade in 2010. It continues a list of postseason honors that Bailey has received in 2014. He was selected as the Middle Atlantic Conference (MAC) Offensive Player of the Year and earned a spot on the all-conference first team (second straight year). Earlier this week, he was named to the all-East Region first team. The All-America Teams will be announced later this month,

Bailey, who was the lone MAC player named to the AFCA All-America Team, had a season to remember for Delaware Valley. He 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 two 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. The 11 catches came in the season opener at Montclair State University where Bailey went head-to-head with All-American defensive back C.J. Conway for most of the game. He finished with 216 yards and one touchdown in the 30-20 win.

Bailey, who was featured in Sports Illustrated’s Faces In The Crowd, during the season, 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.

Delaware Valley finished the 2014 campaign with a 9-2 overall record (8-1 MAC) and a trip to the NCAA Division III playoffs.