The seniors were elected in a vote by their teammates. Bailey will represent the offense, Scott the defense, and Harris the special teams.
“We are very proud of these three young men and how they represent Syracuse University,” coach Doug Marrone said in a statement. “They all stand out in the classroom, in the community and on the football field. We look forward to them leading our team this year.”
Bailey enters the season as Syracuse’s all-time leader in receptions by a running back. He has 62 catches for 506 yards and three touchdowns. On the ground, Bailey has gained 1,093 career yards on 214 carries and assumes the starting job this season.
Scott has played in 29 games and has 61 total tackles and three interceptions. He is in a competition to win the starting cornerback job.
Harris transferred to Syracuse from Cornell and joined the team a walk-on linebacker in 2009. He moved to fullback before the 2010 season and started 10 of the 12 games he played last year. He is now on scholarship.