MATTHEW BAILEY | FOOTBALL
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Matthew Bailey bio from GamecocksOnline.com:
Fourth-year player who will compete for the deep snapping duties again in 2022… two-year letterman who was placed on scholarship for the 2021 season… has appeared in 23 games over the past two seasons.
2021 (Redshirt Sophomore)
Handled the short snapping duties all season, working with placekicker Parker White and holder Kai Kroeger… played in 12 of 13 games… did not appear in the regular season finale against Clemson… the unit converted all but one kicks during the season, hitting on 16-of-17 field goal attempts and all 30 extra point attempts… also served as the deep snapper on punts with Kai Kroeger for the season’s first eight games… named the first recipient of the Jake Panus scholarship on Sept. 22… named to the SEC Fall Academic Honor Roll.
2020 (Redshirt Freshman)
Appeared in all 10 games, taking every short and long snap in both placement and punting situations… the Gamecocks did not have a kick blocked during the season.
True freshman walk-on long snapper who was added to the roster at the start of fall camp… saw action in one game… appeared in the win over Charleston Southern… redshirted.
Graduated from Deland (Fla.) High School in 2019… attended the Kohl’s Senior Challenge where he was considered one of the most athletic snappers in the 2019 class… was dominant during the Spring Texas Showcase and won the camp wide snapping competition with a 0.66 second snap time.
Matthew P. Bailey was born June 19, 2001… is a retail management major.