UM’s defensive lineman Allen Bailey was added to the watch list for the Rotary Lombardi Award (down linemen) on Friday.
The senior from Sapelo, Georgia is also up for the Bednarik Award (best defensive player), Ted
Hendricks Defensive End of the Year Award and Bronko Nagurski Trophy (also best defensive player).
After UM Baseball’s disaster in Ganesville I thought the summer doldrums would commence with the image of error after error burned in my brain until football season. Fortunately for me the marketing department wanted to do their football shoot this week, and now I’m in full football mode.
So early this morning I made my way to
Joe Robbie Stadium Pro Player Stadium Dolphin Stadium Landshark Stadium Sun Life Stadium to shoot Jacory Harris, Brandon Harris, Allen Bailey, Matt Bosher, Orlando Franklin, Colin McCarthy and Leonard Hankerson for the 2010 Hurricanes poster. We set up in the ‘Canes locker room and did the group shot then had fun with some individual set ups.
While I’ll wait for the poster release before I show the groups I’ll give you a peek at the individuals, like Jacory’s shot above, every so often in the coming days on the Caneshooter.com Facebook fan page.
Allen Bailey is by far one of Miami’s most physical specimens, as he runs a 4.65 in the 40-yard dash, has a 39-inch vertical (tied for 3rd on the team), benches over 400 pounds, squats in the mid 500′s and power cleans in the upper 300′s. Longtime UM strength coach Andreu Swasey gives Bailey perhaps the ultimate praise: “He is the freakiest of all the freaks since I’ve been here.”
It is no surprise that Bailey took home UM’s Strength Training Athlete of the Year award for 2009.