Pat Bailey

Patrick Bailey made a name for himself on the gridiron with three fabulous years as a running back and defensive back for the Beverly High football team. He established himself as one of the area's top running threats by consistently running away from defenders and finished his career as the school's all-time leader in rushing yards (3,684), touchdowns (45) and total points (272). He's also pretty difficult to keep up with in the classroom.

Bailey was a two-time team MVP, won Northeastern Conference Player of the Year Awards as both a junior and senior, and was named the Salem News Player of the Year in both seasons. He matched that performance in the classroom by becoming a member of the National Honor Society, earning the No. 15 rank in a class of 324, and receiving the Adams Scholarship this year.

"As a resident of Beverly as well as a teacher at the high school, I have had the opportunity to observe Patrick to be the consummate gentleman and role model for younger students and children," Beverly High math and science teacher John Roy said. "His style of leadership is to lead by example. He realizes that his character is on display before younger people at all times, and that his considerable talents come with a responsibility to 'make things better' wherever he goes."

Bailey is also in his second year as a lacrosse player and was recognized as an NEC All-Star in his first season last spring. He also serves as a math tutor and founded the table tennis club.

Name: Pat Bailey

School: Beverly

Grade-point average: 4.16

College you will be attending: Tufts

What is your favorite book?: "Attila the Hun"

What is your favorite movie?: "Gangs of New York"

Who is your favorite singer or group?: OAR

What is your favorite class in school?: Physics

What athletic feat are you most proud of and why?: Leading the football team in tackles as a sophomore. It showed that I was not a one-dimensional player.

Who has had the biggest influence on your life and why?: My dad, Dan.

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