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Carlton Bailey

Carlton Wilson Bailey (born December 15, 1964) is a former professional American football player who played linebacker in the National Football League for the Buffalo Bills, New York Giants, and Carolina Panthers. He played college football at the University of North Carolina and was drafted in the ninth round of the 1988 NFL Draft.

Carlton Bailey
No. 54
Position: Linebacker
Personal information
Born: (1964-12-15) December 15, 1964 (age 53)
Baltimore, Maryland
Height: 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Weight: 242 lb (110 kg)
Career information
High school: Baltimore (MD) Woodlawn
College: North Carolina
NFL Draft: 1988 / Round: 9 / Pick: 235
Career history
Career NFL statistics
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Player stats at PFR

Perhaps his most memorable play came in the third quarter of the AFC Championship Game on January 12, 1992 between the Bills and Denver Broncos. He intercepted a John Elway pass that had been deflected by teammate Jeff Wright and returned it 11 yards for the game's first touchdown. The Bills went on to win, 10-7, to reach Super Bowl XXVI. Bailey played in the first three of four straight Super Bowl appearances by the Bills.

Bailey's son, Justin Bailey, is a professional hockey player who has spent most of his first pro season as a member of the Rochester Americans of the American Hockey League. He is currently under contract to the National Hockey League's Buffalo Sabres and received his first NHL promotion on February 10th, 2016.