Sergio Bailey II (#2) played wide receiver at Eastern Michigan University. Bailey grew up in San Diego, California and attended Olympian High School in Chula Vista, California. Bailey was named offensive MVP both his junior and senior year. During his junior and senior year, Bailey had 67 receptions for 1,308 and 20 touchdowns. Bailey ranked No. 62 in the state of California and No. 507 nationally. Bailey also was a member of the basketball team freshman year where he earned defensive player of the year honors.
Bailey started his collegiate career at Southwestern Community College. During the 2014-15 season at Southwestern, Bailey had 56 receptions for 866 yards and 7 touchdowns. Bailey transferred from Southwestern following the 2014-15 season to Grossmont Community College. At Grossmont, Bailey was named First Team Offense his freshman season and Honorable Mention Offense his sophomore season. During his career at Grossmont, Bailey had 39 receptions for 534 yards and 5 touchdowns in the 2015-16 season. Following his stint playing at community colleges, Bailey transferred to Eastern Michigan University. Bailey’s career at Eastern was very successful as he had 114 receptions for 1,746 yards and 16 touchdowns during his two year career in the MAC. Bailey reflected on his opportunity by saying, “I had the chance to learn from Herb Haygood who was my wide receiver coach from day one, as soon as I landed in Michigan he took care of me and helped me on and off the field.” Bailey won New Comer of the Year his first season and was named to the Biletnikoff Award watchlist in 2017.
Bailey said his toughest matchup came against Western Michigan cornerback, Darius Phillips, who is also a draft prospect. Against Western Michigan in 2017, Bailey had 1 rush for 10 yards and 4 receptions for 41 yards. In 2016, Bailey had 6 receptions for 93 yards against Western Michigan. Bailey mentioned, “as far as adjusting I knew Phillips was fast and I was fast so it came to whoever made more plays.” Both players were playing through injuries as Bailey had stitches in his hand and Phillips had a messed up wrist, but neither injury slowed them down. Bailey said, “I know for a fact I’ll be facing him again at the next level and I’m excited about it.”
Bailey is currently training to participate in Eastern Michigan University’s Pro Day as he tries one final time to impress NFL Scouts. Bailey’s main goal is staying focused as he tries to improve his speed and strength. Bailey said, “most importantly staying focused with my 5 classes I have and training every day.” Bailey is thankful for the opportunities God has given him throughout his career and has pictured himself playing in the NFL since he was 6 years old. Bailey is very athletic and will learn well playing under any system in the NFL.