Originally written on The Penalty Flag  |  Last updated 12/10/12
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With a name like Champ one has to be destined for greatness. The child must have a high level of confidence at a very early age once learning their name is short for “champion.” Alas, Champ Bailey’s given name isn’t Champ, its Roland. That hasn’t stopped the Denver Broncos cornerback from compiling a career worthy of a champion. No matter what haters may say, Bailey has been and still is dominant in his NFL career totaling 11 Pro Bowl appearances. Bailey was drafted in the seventh round of the 1999 draft by the Washington Redskins from the Georgia Dawgs and immediately started making an impact. Such an impact that an offensive mastermind coach named Mike Shannahan traded the potential of Clinton Portis (any back out of Denver at that time had potential.… Read more
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