Roland “Champ” Bailey, former Georgia All-American defensive back/wide receiver/kick returner, was among those selected for the 2017 Southeastern Conference Football Legends class.
The class will be honored at the 2017 SEC Football “Weekend of Champions” Dec. 1-2 in Atlanta. The annual SEC Legends Dinner, presented by AT&T, will be held Dec. 1 at the Hyatt Regency in Atlanta, and the group also will be recognized prior to the SEC football championship game, which will be held Dec. 2 at Mercedes-Benz Stadium.
Considered the most versatile player at Georgia since the inception of two-platoon football, Bailey was an All-American performer on offense, defense and special teams for the Bulldogs. He made more than 1,000 plays during his junior season in 1998, including more than 100 plays in seven different games.
The All-Southeastern Conference selection was named winner of the 1998 Bronko Nagurski Award as the nation’s top defensive player and was a consensus All-American selection that year.