By Bailey

Inducted in 1975

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College Team: Washington State University
Byron (By) L. Bailey was one of the charter team members of the new BC Lions franchise and scored their first touchdown on opening night.

       Bailey played Fullback for eight seasons and Defensive back for his final three season. He rushed 783 times for 3,643 yards and 26 touchdowns and caught 101 passes for 1,161 yards. In 1963 he was classed as one of the country’s top defensive backs and was the Lions leading pass interceptor.

       On October 29, 1960 he was honoured at “By Bailey Night”; the first Lions player to be recognized in this manner. Byron L. Bailey is also a member of the BC Sports Hall of Fame.


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College Team: Washington State University



Playing Career
BC Lions
1954 - 1964

Awards/Honours

—Bobby Bourne Memorial Trophy Most Popular BC Lion
1957

—All-Western Running Back
1957

—Grey Cup Participation
1963, 1964

—Grey Cup Winning Teams
1964


Class of 1975
—By Bailey
—Ken Ploen
—Dick Shatto
—Herb Trawick
—T.L. "Tom" Brook
—Lewis Hayman