Winfred Bailey began his Florida State football career in 1961 as a highly recruited halfback, playing behind the great Fred Biletnikoff. By his junior year, Bailey, an outstanding two-way player, had made a name for himself at defensive back. Bailey’s finest year was his senior year in 1964 when he intercepted a team-high six passes and was also a leading punt and kickoff returner. That year his efforts helped lead Florida State to an 8-1-1 record and a victory over Oklahoma in the Gator Bowl. Although his overall statistics are impressive, Bailey’s contributions were perhaps greater because of his unique ability to come up with the big plays. Several times during his career, Bailey had game-saving plays that earned him distinction as one of FSU’s best defensive backs.