Over the last few weeks, we have recieved a lot emails asking “Who is ESPN’s Sage Steele’s husband? I met so many women in the business who seemed to have felt like they had to make a choice between career and family.
” After doing a little research, here’s what we found. I was just determined to never have to make that choice, and was fortunate to meet that person who agreed that one could do both.” That person, Jonathan Bailey, BS’93, came into Steele’s life in 1993.
In a 2010 interview with Indiana Alumni Magazine, Steele said: “I was determined not to be 40 years old and say, ‘Oh my gosh, I have a great career and have achieved everything there, but what about at home?
He has the highest field goal accuracy of any NFL kickers in history.
Bailey was the most accurate kicker in 2015, tied with New York Giants placekicker Josh Brown, with 93.8% converted and 100% of extra points converted.
Born in Oklahoma City, Bailey grew up in Mustang, Oklahoma, and attended Southwest Covenant School where he was an all-state, all-conference kicker and a first-team all-city punter (as selected by The Oklahoman), while playing eight-man football.
As a senior, Bailey had 51 touchbacks in 61 kickoffs.
He holds high school's records for longest field goal (50 yards), most field goals in a season (seven) and career (14). Bailey graduated from Southwest Covenant as valedictorian of the class of 2007.
Bailey originally accepted to walk on at University of Arkansas, in order to receive an academic scholarship that would cover his tuition.
After losing the competition for the starting kicker job, he was approached by head coach Houston Nutt and told that he would have to pay his own way, so he wouldn't count toward the team's scholarship limit.
But when the classmate introduced her to his roommate — Bailey — a lifelong match emerged. Today, Bailey stays home with the three Steele children, while Steele embarks on her career at ESPN — the place she dreamed of working since eighth grade.
Dan Bailey (born January 26, 1988) is an American football placekicker for the Dallas Cowboys of the National Football League (NFL).
Bailey grew up in the Oklahoma City area and played college football at Oklahoma State University.
Following the 2011 NFL Draft, Bailey signed with the Dallas Cowboys as an undrafted free agent.