USC junior S Bailey leaving for NFL

Updated: December 23, 2013

Los Angeles, CA ( – Junior USC safety Dion Bailey announced
Monday he is leaving for the NFL.

Bailey, 21, led the Trojans with five interceptions and ranked fourth with 61
tackles this season.

“I would like to thank the Trojan family for all the support throughout my
time here at USC,” Bailey tweeted. “Without the teammates, coaches, and
administration I had here, this opportunity would not be possible.”

Bailey said now he gets to live his dream and called it “the best day of my

The three-year starter has already earned his degree, according to USC.