Bailey Named to All-Freshman Team

True Freshman Tabbed as Center on Postseason Squad

COLUMBIA, S.C. (December 10, 2015) — University of South Carolina freshman offensive center Zack Bailey has been named to the Coaches’ SEC All-Freshman team, it was announced today.

Bailey, a 6-6, 320-pounder from Summerville, S.C., played in all 12 games in 2015, making five starts. He was pressed into service at Georgia after injuries sidelined the team’s top two centers. He made his first career start against UCF and graded out at 80 percent in the win. Bailey also made the start at center against both Missouri and Vanderbilt. He had never played center prior to his arrival at South Carolina. The true freshman moved to left guard and made the start at that position in each of the final two regular season games against The Citadel and Clemson.

Here is the Coaches’ SEC All-Freshman team:


TE – C.J. Conrad, Kentucky

OL –  William Clapp, LSU; Martez Ivey, Florida; Ross Pierschbacher, Alabama; Chance Hall, Tennessee

C – Zack Bailey, South Carolina

WR –  Christian Kirk, Texas A&M; Calvin Ridley, Alabama

QB – Kyler Murray, Texas A&M

RB –  Derrius Guice, LSU; Rawleigh Williams III, Arkansas

AP –  Christian Kirk, Texas A&M


DL –  Arden Key, LSU; Terry Beckner, Missouri; Walter Brady, Missouri; Cece Jefferson, Florida

LB –  Dre Greenlaw, Arkansas; Gerri Green, Mississippi State; Darrin Kirkland Jr., Tennessee

DB –  Minkah Fitzpatrick, Alabama; Carlton Davis, Auburn; Marlon Humphrey, Alabama; Chris Westry, Kentucky


P –  Corey Fatony, Missouri

RS –  Christian Kirk, Texas A&M

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