Former Franklin High School and University of Washington football player Mario Bailey headlined the 2014 Husky Hall of Fame class that was inducted last Saturday.
Bailey, who played for the Huskies from 1989 -1991, was a consensus first-team all-American receiver and Pac-10 co-offensive player of the year as a senior in 1991, and helped lead the University of Washington football team to a 12-0 record and the 1991 national championship.
In 1991, Bailey set a Pac-10 record for receiving touchdowns (17) in a season, while catching 62 passes for 1,037 yards, as he finished sixth in the NCAA in receiving yards per game and scoring. His receptions and receiving touchdowns were both UW single-season records at the time, while his 1,037 yards was just two yard short of the Husky single-season mark.
Bailey finished his UW career as the Huskies’ all-time leader in career receiving yards (2,093) and receiving touchdowns (26), while also finishing second, at the time, in receptions (138). After his career with the Huskies, Bailey went on to play professional football with the Houston Oilers and in NFL Europe.
Joining Bailey in the 2014 Husky Hall of Fame class are: Ja’Warren Hooker (men’s track and field, 1998-2001, football, 1997-1998), Joseph Kearney (administrator, 1969-1976), Anna (Mickelson) Cummins (women’s crew, 1999-2002), Christal Morrison (volleyball, 2004-2007), Dave Williams (football, 1964-1967, men’s track and field 1964-1967), as well as two national championship squads in the 2008 women’s cross country team and the 2009 softball team.