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By Bailey bust. A member of the Canadian Football Hall of Fame.
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Bryon L. (By) Bailey

Playing Career

BC Lions
1954 - 1964

Awards and Honours

All-Western Running Back
1957 (1)

Bobby Bourne Memorial Trophy winner for being the Most Popular BC Lion
1957 (1)

Grey Cup Participation
1963, 1964 (2)

Grey Cup Winning Team(s)
1964 (1)

Career Highlights

  • 9th on the BC Lions all-time rushing list with 3,643 yards.

Byron L. (By) Bailey was one of the charter team members of the BC Lions franchise and scored their first touchdown opening night.
Bailey played fullback for eight seasons and defensive back for his final three years. He rushed 783 times for 3,643 yards and 26 touchdowns, and caught 101 passes for 1,161 yards for his career. In 1963, Bailey was classed as one of Canada'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.

By Bailey is also a member of the BC Sports Hall of Fame.

Inducted into the Canadian Football Hall of Fame and Museum in 1975 as a player.

Class of 1975

Byron L. BaileyTom BrookLewis HaymanKen PloenDick ShattoHerb Trawick

Bailey, Byron (By)
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