Oct. 29, 2012
FAYETTEVILLE, NC - Fayetteville State running back Colon Bailey, Jr., has been recognized by the Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association for the second consecutive week as its Offensive Back of the Week. He acquired the honor for his performance in the Broncos' 47-29 Homecoming victory over Livingstone. Bailey, a junior from Manteo, NC, also broke FSU's single-game rushing record against the Blue Bears with 288 yards on 36 carries. The 288 yards and three touchdowns are both career-highs for him. He also scored three fourth-quarter touchdowns.
Colon Bailey, Jr., surpassed the previous mark of 265 yards set by Clifton Davis in 1993 after falling just 45 yards shy of tying the mark on Oct. 20. Bailey has rushed for 637 yards and seven touchdowns on 93 carries in the last three games. He is averaging 212.3 yards per contest during the three-game stretch.
Bailey, Jr., needs just 63 yards to become the first Bronco running back since Davis to break the 1,000-yard rushing barrier. Davis rushed for 1,063 yards during the 1994 season.
The six-foot, 200-pound back leads FSU this season with 937 yards rushing and 10 touchdowns on 155 carries. He is averaging 104.1 yards per game this season and 6.0 yards per carry. His longest run of 40 yards came last week against Livingstone; in which the Broncos rushed for a season-high 376 yards on the ground.
He currently ranks second in the CIAA and 32nd nationally in yards per game, and is third in the league in touchdowns.