Following his second season, elected to leave Northwestern and pursue other football-playing and academic opportunities.
2009: Did not see action.
2008: Did not see action.
High School: Played his first three years of prep ball at Castle Park H.S. in the San Diego area before moving to Houston and playing his senior season at Hightower H.S. ... Ranked 90th-best wide receiver nationally by ESPN/Scouts, Inc. ... Two-time first-team All-South Bay League at Castle Park and league Offensive MVP ... ESPN UnderArmour All-American ... In three seasons at Castle Park, totaled 126 receptions, 1,976 receiving yards and 30 TD's ... Also had two blocked punts, two blocked field goals, one kickoff return for TD and two touchdowns off fake field goal attempts ... Defensively, as a safety at Castle Rock, totaled 122 tackles, five interceptions and nine pass breakups ... As a senior at Hightower, registered 21 receptions, 303 receiving yards and 5 TD's (missed four games with an injury) ... In a 2006 game (for Castle Rock) vs. Chula Vista, caught nine passes for 140 yards and two TD's in the first half (sat out the second half with an injury) ... Totaled nine career games with two or more touchdowns ... Also an outstanding basketball player, earning first-team All-South Bay League honors for Castle Rock in 2006 ... Scored 53 points in a varsity basketball game ... Averaged 23 points, 14 rebounds, 6 assists and 3 steals per game ... Also lettered in baseball ... Coached by Paul Van Nostrand (Castle Rock) and Gene Johnson (Hightower).
Personal: Born Martin A. Bayless Jr. ... Son of Martin and Babette Bayless ... Father, Martin, played 13 years in the NFL as a safety (San Diego Chargers) ... One cousin is Charles Woodson, the former Michigan All-American (Heisman Trophy winner) and current NFL player ... Two uncles, Gerald Bayless and John Thomas, also were NFL players ... Father, Martin, has run free football camps the past 20 years across the nation ... Major is undeclared.
Bayless' Career Stats
2008................ 0 No other statistics
2009................ 0 No other statistics
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