- Year: Junior
As a Recruit: Bailey was recruited from Lakewood (Lakewood, CA) class of 2010. He committed to USC on 2/3/2010.
Dion Bailey is a 6-1, 195-pound Safety from Lakewood, CA. He is ranked No. 120 in the country by 247Sports.
Bailey is the No. 20 recruit in California (CA) and is the No. 11 Safety in the nation.
Bailey has a 247Sports rating of 93, making him a 4-star prospect.
2012: The impressive Bailey, an All-American candidate who could receive Butkus Award consideration, returns for his second year as the starting strongside linebacker as a sophomore in 2012 after a standout rookie showing in 2011 when he was the Trojans' tackle co-leader.
2011: Bailey, who was moved from safety to linebacker prior to 2011 spring practice, earned the starting job on the strongside as a redshirt freshman in 2011 and had a stellar showing all season. Overall in 2011 while starting 11 games (all but Colorado), he tied for the team lead in tackles with 81, including 2 sacks, plus he had 2 deflections, 2 interceptions and a forced fumble. He and fellow linebacker Hayes Pullard were the first freshmen to lead USC in tackles since records were first kept in 1954. He suffered a concussion against Stanford and missed the Colorado game. He was named the 2011 Pac-12 Freshman Defensive Player of the Year and made the All-Pac-12 second team. He was the Defensive Freshman of the Year on the 2011 CollegeFootballNews.com Freshman All-American first team and made the 2011 Football Writers, Sporting News, CBSSports.com, YahooSports.com, FoxSportsNext.com and Phil Steele Freshman All-American first team. He made 2011 SI.com All-American honorable mention. He made the 2011 Phil Steele All-Pac-12 second team. He had 7 tackles against Utah, then a team-best 9 tackles (with a sack) and a fumble recovery against Syracuse, a game-high 10 tackles (with a sack) and added a deflection at Arizona State, a game-high and career-best 14 tackles (the most by a USC freshman since Chris Claiborne's 20 in 1996 against Arizona State) and 1 deflection against Arizona and a team-best 8 tackles and 2 interceptions (the first in the endzone at the end of the first half to keep Cal scoreless as it was driving and the second late in the game to set up a USC TD) at California to earn College Football Performance Awards National Linebacker of the Week honors. He added 6 stops at Notre Dame, then a game-high 13 tackles against Stanford before suffering a concussion. After missing the Colorado game, he had 2 tackles against Washington, 7 tackles at Oregon and 5 tackles against UCLA.
2010: Bailey redshirted as a freshman safety in 2010, his first year at USC.
- Early Enrollee
- Gray Shirt
- Video Highlights
- Medical Redshirt
- Primary (Inactive)
- Secondary (Inactive)
- Keeper (Inactive)