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Byron Bailey

Born: Oct 12, 1930

Death: Jan 18, 1998

Birthplace: Omaha

Nationality: United States

Byron Bailey

Date of Birth : Oct 12, 1930
Date of Death : Jan 18, 1998
Birth Place : Omaha

Byron "By" Ladare Bailey born to Rollin Edward and Cora Helen. Bailey, was a professional American and Canadian football player, primarily as a fullback and defensive back with the Canadian Football League BC Lions. Born in Omaha, Nebraska, Bailey is a member of the Canadian Football Hall of Fame, the BC Sports Hall of Fame, the B.C. Lions Wall of Fame, and the Washington State University Athletic Hall of Fame. Bailey's #38 jersey is one of eight numbers retired by the B.C. Lions. In 2006, Bailey was voted to the Honour Roll of the CFL's top 50 players of the league's modern era by Canadian sports network TSN. Bailey is perhaps best remembered for scoring the first touchdown in the history of the B.C. Lions' franchise in an August 28, 1954 game against the Winnipeg Blue Bombers.

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