Despite not starting a game this season, Bailey has still managed to earn a considerable amount of playing time. His biggest contribution during his rookie season came at a critical time: the NFC Championship Game. Bailey, an offensive lineman, threw the key block that sprung Marshawn Lynch for a 40-yard touchdown run. Before that, he had yet to play in the NFL postseason.
“It’s a blessing, man. It’s a blessing,” Bailey told the Seattle Times after the NFC Championship. “I’ve been playing football my whole life and I haven’t been on a team this close, ever. The way we go about our work, the way we handle our business, we fight for each other. ... I’m just ecstatic right now. It’s an amazing feeling to play for a Super Bowl.”
Alvin Bailey's uncle lives in Little Rock and largely considers himself responsible for getting Alvin to Fayetteville.
"Certainly I know the family is very proud of him," said Eric Bailey. "I've never personally seen a Super Bowl ring, but I bet if he gets one I'll get to touch it and see what it's like."
With family and friends across Arkansas and his native Oklahoma, you can guarantee parts of the south will be rooting for Bailey and the Seahawks.