Champ headed to Canton

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Cornerback Champ Bailey, who played his first five seasons with the Redskins, is in town with the Broncos.

At 31, Bailey has already clinched his place in the Hall of Fame. Consider the Pro Bowl and All-Pro honors. Bailey has been All-Pro four times and has been voted to eight Pro Bowls.

Of the 20 defensive backs enshrined in Canton, seven were All-Pro four times or fewer (Yale Lary was All-Pro as a punter). Not counting Lary, only Willie Brown, Mike Haynes and Emlen Tunnell (nine each), Ronnie Lott and Mel Renfro (10), Rod Woodson (11) and Ken Houston (12) were voted to as many or more Pro Bowls than Bailey.

— David Elfin

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David Elfin

David Elfin

David Elfin has been following Washington-area sports teams since the late 1960s. David began his journalism career at Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School, the University of Pennsylvania (B.A., history) and Syracuse University (M.S., telecommunications). He wrote for the Bulletin (Philadelphia), the Post-Standard (Syracuse) and The Washington Post before coming to The Washington Times in 1986. He has covered colleges, the Orioles ...

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