2017 (Redshirt Sophomore): Became a key member of Georgia Tech’s offensive line rotation, appearing in eight games, including his first-career start at left tackle in the Jackets’ 28-24 win over No. 17 Virginia Tech (Nov. 11) … Helped pave the way for Tech to rush for 261 yards (4.6 avg.) and two touchdowns in the triumph over VT … Played in five-straight games to close out the season.
2016 (Redshirt Freshman): Appeared in one game (Sept. 17 vs. Vanderbilt) … Did not record any statistics … Named Georgia Tech’s Offensive Scout Team Player of the Year for his efforts on the practice field.
2015 (True Freshman): Redshirted.
High School: Lettered three years at Brookwood H.S. for head football coach Mark Crews, playing offensive and defensive line … Also lettered three years in lacrosse for head coach Dru Ulloa … Served as football team captain for one year and lacrosse captain for two years … 2014 all-county scholar-athlete … AP scholar and honors graduate … Member of National Honor Society and Beta Club.
Personal: Full name is James Bailey Ivemeyer … Son of Tina and John Ivemeyer … Born March 7, 1997 in Valdosta, Ga. … Has one sister, Abi … Father, John, played football at Georgia Tech from 1981-84 and was teammates with the fathers of current Yellow Jackets Kyle Cerge-Henderson (Kevin Henderson), Bruce Jordan-Swilling and Tre Swilling (Pat Swilling) … Father also played at Georgia Tech with current director of athletics Todd Stansbury … Aunt, Joy, also graduated from Georgia Tech in 1987 … Bailey chose Georgia Tech because of academics, tradition and great athletics … Started playing football at age five and was inspired by dad … Majoring in mechanical engineering … Member of ACC academic honor roll.