Markus Bailey
Markus  Bailey


Columbus, Ohio

High School:
Hilliard Davidson

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 235



Football Knocks Off Mizzou 35-3

Defense holds Tigers' offense in check


FB Edged by No. 16 Louisville 35-28

Jackson Anthrop had a pair of touchdown catches in his first career game


Position Glance: Linebackers

All three starters from last season return


FB Holds Second Practice of Spring Ball

The Boilermakers will be in full pads Friday


Bailey Joins Elite Club

Linebacker paced Purdue in tackles, interceptions

• Academic All-Big Ten.
• Started all 12 games.
• Led team with 97 total tackles, including 61 solo stops.
• Recorded 6.0 tackles for loss.
• Had a team-high four interceptions.
• Had four tackles, three solo, against Eastern Kentucky on Sept. 3.
• Finished with nine tackles, seven solo, vs. Cincinnati on Sept. 10.
• Recorded three solo tackles vs. Nevada on Sept. 24.
• Posted five total tackles, four solo, and an interception at Maryland on Oct.1.
• Finished with 11 tackles at Illinois on Oct. 8.
• Had 11 tackles, seven solo, vs. Iowa on Oct. 15.
• Recorded six tackles at No. 8 Nebraska on Oct. 22.
• Had six tackles, including 1.0 for loss, vs. No. 24 Penn State on Oct. 29.
• Tallied a career-high 12 tackles, including an assisted TFL, at Minnesota on Nov. 5
• Tied career-high with 12 tackles, including 2.5 TFLs, and had an interception vs. Northwestern on Nov. 12.
• Finished with nine tackles, including 2.0 TFLs, vs. No. 6 Wisconsin on Nov. 19.
• Wrapped up the season with eight solo tackles and a pair of interceptions at Indiana on Nov. 26.

• Appeared in three games as a reserve before injuring his knee.
• Recorded 12 tackles, nine solo, for the year.
• Had three tackles at Marshall on Sept. 6.
• Tallied three tackles, all solo, against Indiana State on Sept. 12.
• Posted a season-high six tackles, five solo, vs. Virginia Tech on Sept. 19.

• Three-year varsity letterwinner in football.
• Rated as a three-star recruit by ESPN.com, No. 59 outside linebacker from 247Sports.com
• Recorded 100 tackles, three interceptions and three forced fumbles as a senior.
• First team All-OCC, all-district and all-metro as a senior.
• Second team all-state.
• Team MVP and Marine Corps Distinguished Athlete.
• Had 160 tackles, four interceptions and three forced fumbles as a junior.
• Second team All-OCC, special mention all-district and honorable mention all-metro as a junior.
• Four-time academic achievement award winner.

• Given named is Markus LaJuan Bailey.
• Born March 7, 1997.
• Is majoring in movement and sport sciences.


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