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October 23, 2014 at 10:38 AM

Mario Bailey headlines UW’s 2014 Hall of Fame class to be inducted tonight

Mario Bailey gets congratulations from Siupeli Malamala, left, and Ed Cunningham after setting the UW mark for career TD catches on Oct. 12, 1991. (Mark Harrison/The Seattle Times, file)

Mario Bailey gets congratulations from Siupeli Malamala, left, and Ed Cunningham after setting the UW mark for career TD catches on Oct. 12, 1991. (Mark Harrison/The Seattle Times, file)

Mario Bailey, an All-American receiver on UW’s 1991 co-national championship team, headlines the inductees to be feted tonight during the Husky Hall of Fame ceremony.

“It’s definitely special,” Bailey said. “It’s one thing that you’ll be remembered for for a lifetime. You can’t take that away. … I know my mom’s happy.”

Bailey was a consensus first-team all-American as a senior in 1991, when he helped lead UW to a 12-0 record. He set the Pac-10 record that season with 17 receiving touchdowns en route to earning conference co-Offensive Player of the Year honors.

He finished his UW career as the Huskies’ all-time leader in career receiving yards (2,093) and receiving touchdowns (26) while also finishing second, at the time, in receptions (138).

“I considered myself a playmaker,” said Bailey, a Franklin High School product. “I always told myself, ‘I’m going to score.”

Bailey now runs his own foundation, the Mario D. Bailey Foundation, which is gearing up for its third annual Family Feast on Thanksgiving Day, set for noon to 4 p.m. at the Royal Esquire Club on Nov. 27. His foundation is also raising money to fund five scholarships for five Washington state seniors. You can learn more about the scholarship drive here.

Others to be inducted tonight are Ja’Warren Hooker (men’s track and field, 1998-2001; football, 1997-1998); Joseph Kearney (administrator, 1969-1976); Anna (Mickelson) Cummins (women’s crew, 1999-2002); Christal Morrison (volleyball, 2004-2007); Dave Williams (football, 1964-1967; men’s track and field 1964-1967).

Two national championship squads in the 2008 women’s cross country team and the 2009 softball team will also be honored.

For more details on tonight’s ceremony, visit gohuskies.com here.

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