JaQuan Bailey named Big 12 co-defensive player of the week

Photo by Sharon and Gregg Ellman (TCU)

The following is a press release from Iowa State Athletic Communications.

IRVING, Texas – Iowa State senior defensive end JaQuan Bailey was named the Big 12 Co-Defensive Player of the Week, announced today by the Big 12 Conference.

Bailey, a native of Jacksonville, Fla, had a monster game in Iowa State’s 37-34 victory at TCU on Saturday. The senior set or tied four Iowa State school records, including equaling school single-game marks in sacks (3.5) and TFL (4.0).

Bailey registered all of his sacks in the first half for a loss of 30 yards. He also had seven tackles and a strip sack where he recovered the fumble, setting up an ISU touchdown late in the second quarter.

Bailey’s career day helped him eclipse Iowa State career records in sacks (22.0) and TFL (36.5). He currently ranks in the top-10 nationally in both categories.

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