The always-around-the-ball Bailey returns for his what could be his third year as a starter as a junior in 2013, this season likely at safety after starting the past two seasons at linebacker. He missed 2013 spring practice while recuperating from 2012 post-season shoulder surgery. Bailey started for his second year at strongside linebacker as a sophomore in 2012 and had another impressive season. Overall in 2012 while starting all 13 games, he had 80 tackles (third on team), including 8 for losses (with 1 sack), plus 5 deflections, a forced fumble and a team-best 4 interceptions. His 4 interceptions were tied for second most by a linebacker in the nation in 2012. He made 2012 CollegeFootballNews.com Sophomore All-American honorable mention and All-Pac-12 honorable mention.