Yet another product of the fine football program at Simon Fraser University, Terry Bailey joined the BC Lions in 1974 as a valued Territorial Protection excluded from the Canadian Draft. A product of Lord Tweedsmuir High in Surrey, at SFU Bailey earned four letters, set 10 school records, was an NAIA all-star, Second Team Little All-American, rushed for 3,151 yards, caught passes for another 478 and scored 43 touchdowns before heading to Empire Stadium.
Over his BC Lions career, Terry played 144 regular season games from 1974 to 1982 narrowly missing out on the 1983 club that went to the Grey Cup. His brightest moment for the Lions came on August 31, 1977 when he grabbed 10 passes to set a then club record gaining 103 yards in a 27-24 win over Ottawa. One of the most versatile players in club history, Terry played every offensive backfield and receiver position at one time and ended up with 195 catches for 2,304 yards and 12 TD passes. He added another 612 rushing yards and a total 14 touchdowns overall and 86 points. His best season for the Lions came in 1977 when he led the team with 50 receptions, had his longest pass play of 76 yards and posted a career-best 558 yards at slotback.
Terry was never fortunate enough to be named to an all-star team but was always a key member of the club’s offensive unit and found ways to contribute in all phases of the game.