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2023 PFN Player Profile: Getting to Know Northern Lehigh Bulldog’s OLB-P-WR-TE Bailey Smith

Tagged under: District 11, News, Player Previews

| August 8, 2023

Bailey Smith

Northern Lehigh Bulldogs

Class Of: 2024

Position(s): OLB/P/WR/TE/PB & Gunner

Jersey Number: 44

Ht: 6’0 – Wt: 185lbs

Other Sports: Track and Wrestling

Notable Awards or Recognitions: All State Punter and OLB

Offer Sheet: None at the moment

Twitter: @Bailey44nl
Words from the Coach:
“Bailey is our emotional leader. He flew around the field last year defensively. He is a player who thrives on being physical. Bailey will be one of our anchors at linebacker this year.”
Now let’s get to know more about Bailey:

Why do you play football ?
It was the first sport that I ever got a chance to play, when I was younger, I didn’t get a chance to play a lot of sports so when I was introduced into football, I knew that I had to take that opportunity. I was also a high energy kid so football was the best outlet for me.

Who is your favorite sports star and why ?
Football was the first sport I ever watched and the game that I watched was the New York Giants play, and all I could remember was Victor Cruz getting a touchdown and doing the cha-cha dance in the end-zone, in that moment I knew that’s who I wanted to be.

Do you have a favorite play you remember the most ? Explain:
Last year was a big one where I made several big plays, but I would probably go with either the kickoff hit from Northwestern Lehigh or the blocked punt for a td against Tri-Valley. Both of those plays brought a lot of impact into the game and showed what I can do, getting that change of momentum is what you really need in a game and it is a good feeling when it happens.

What was last year’s season like for you ?
It was a huge year for me. The first season that I started in and I showed what I could do on the field and also I got to be apart of a first time school history event in which was going back to back District champs.

Who is the best player you have ever lined up against ?
Gavin Garcia

What stadium, (HS/College/Pro) would you love to visit for a game ?
Penn State, and Metlife Stadium !

What is your favorite Pro Sports team(any sport) ? Explain:
New York Giants, first team I ever watched.

What game, yours, college or pro, was your favorite game you watched and why ?
I loved the Northwestern Lehigh game, it was probable my best game played and also it was a close game. We beat them for the first time in 6 years.

What sports movie could you watch every day if you had to pick one, and why ?
The Waterboy, because it is funny and I love seeing huge hits.

Name one thing you’d love to do in football that may never happen ?
Get a touchdown in all 3 phases of the game.

Name a sport you’d love to play but can’t:

What is your most embarrassing sports moment ?
Getting pancaked.

Tell us something about playing for Northern Lehigh that stands out, that others may not know ?
We are a family no matter what, when one of us fall, we all help rise that one person to get back on their feet.

When you aren’t playing, practicing, or training for sports, what is your go to activity, and why ?
I like to hangout with friends and drive around.

Which one, Sheetz, Wawa, or Rutters ? Explain:
Wawa, I have only went to Wawa.

What is your favorite vacation destination ?
Virginia Beach

Favorite Band/Musician ?

NBA, NHL, MLB, NCAAF, NFL, Which league is the best and why ?
NFL, my favorite sport.

Best Video Game Console(XBox/Playstation/Sega/Atari/etc) and why ?
Playstation, I find it better than the other consoles.

Name one thing in life(NOT SPORTS RELATED) you would like to achieve:
I want to just be successful in life.

Location you think would be the best place to live(ie: island, mountains, city, etc) ? Explain why:
In between the mountains and city because, you can do so much stuff that you won’t get bored.

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