Former Rams receiver Stedman Bailey to coach at West Virginia

By Rachel Wold
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Former St. Louis Rams wide receiver Stedman Bailey has returned to work, taking a position as an assistant coach at his alma mater West Virginia.

Earlier this year, Bailey attended the now Los Angeles Rams organized activities from the sidelines while still on the mend from the two bullet wounds he sustained to the head last November. Though, the Rams waived Bailey back in June with a non-football injury designation.

Bailey shared this regarding his NFL experience and his decision join the other side of the field and venture into coaching.

“First of all, I would like to thank the Los Angeles Rams organization, my teammates, coach Jeff Fisher, general manager Les Snead and the ownership for the way they have taken care of me and my family since they drafted me,” Bailey said via Mike Montoro of wvusports.com. “They’re a first-class organization and made me feel like part of the family, especially during the past few months, which have been a tough time.”

Bailey was a third-round pick of the Rams back in 2013. He appeared in 38 total games, recording 59 receptions for 843 yards and two scores.

Per the report, Bailey will also enroll at West Virginia to complete his bachelor’s degree.

Bailey played college football for three seasons and ranked No. 1 in both receiving yards (1,279) and yards per reception (17.8) in the Big East back in 2011.

In the statement issued by Bailey, he indicated that a return to the NFL could be in his future after he takes further time to heal.