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Hakeem Bailey Signs with Chiefs as UDFA

Cody Nespor

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Hakeem Bailey becomes the second former WVU cornerback to sign as an undrafted free agent tonight, signing with the Kansas City Chiefs. Bailey joins Keith Washington who signed with the Saints earlier.

Bailey played three seasons in Morgantown, making 21 starts at cornerback. Bailey originally signed on to play at Marshall out of Pebblebrook High School but started his college career at Iowa Western Community College in 2015. He redshirted as a true freshman before taking the field in 2016. In 2016 Bailey recorded 40 tackles with five interceptions and nine pass breakups. He was named to the NJCAA All-Region First Team and was rated as a three-star JUCO prospect.

He finally made his way to Morgantown as a redshirt sophomore in 2017. He played 11 games that season, making three starts. He made 35 tackles with six pass breakups. As a junior Bailey made nine starts, racking up 42 tackles with on interception. Finally, as a senior, Bailey made 58 tackles with one sack, one interception, one forced fumble and nine pass breakups.

Bailey’s lone interceptions this season was the game-clinching play in WVU’s road upset of No. 24 Kansas State.

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Cody is currently a second-year graduate student at West Virginia University studying journalism. His graduate research focuses on the effects newspaper closures have on local communities. He graduated from Slippery Rock University in 2018 with a degree in digital media production. He was born and raised in Mercer, Pennsylvania.

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