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One-on-One With Stedman Bailey



Stedman Bailey is a redshirt-sophomore and is on the verge of re-writing the record books. Bailey went over the 1,000 yard mark just ten games into the season. He currently has 1,037 receiving yards for the year and is just seven yards shy of passing David Saunders for the record.

Bailey is about to break the record with less receptions than Saunders in the 1996 season. That is a credit to Bailey's success racking up yards after the catch.

"After making the catch, getting up the field is something a receiver has to do," Bailey said.

Bailey's success after the catch should be partly attributed to Quarterback Geno Smith. Smith is instructed to throw the ball to a receiver's shoulder indicating which way he should turn to get upfield.

"The shoulder Eugene puts the ball on is the way you should turn," Bailey said. "For the most part he has been doing a good job of putting the ball on a specific shoulder."

I spent time on the field with Stedman Bailey to get him to show me a little more about what makes him so successful. We discussed reading a defensive back prior to the snap, double moves and catching the fade pass.

Click on the video above to watch Bailey show you how he became a 1,000 yard receiver.

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