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Player Bio

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Geno Hayes
LB #55
Height:
6-1
Weight:
226
Age:
27
College:
Florida State
Hometown:
Greenville, Fla.
Experience:
7
Career Stats
SeasonTeamGamesTacklesInterceptionsFumbles
GGSTotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntYdsAvgLngTDsFFFR
TOTAL 350 279 71 8.0 0 21 6 109 -- 41 1 5 1
2013 JAC 14 14 77 58 19 1.0 -- 4 2 39 19.5 28 0 1 --
2012 CHI 15 3 16 14 2 0.0 -- 2 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
2011 TB 16 13 64 45 19 0.0 -- 2 1 8 8 8 0 2 --
2010 TB 16 16 82 72 10 4.0 0 6 1 41 41 41 1 1 --
2009 TB 15 13 98 80 18 3.0 -- 6 2 21 10.5 20 0 1 1
2008 TB 9 0 13 10 3 0.0 0 1 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --

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Biography

Seventh-year LB has played in 85 games with 59 starts … Career totals include 350 tackles (272 solo), eight sacks, six INTs, five forced fumbles and one fumble recovery … Added 19 passes defensed and 30 special teams tackles … Scored two career TDs on a blocked punt return and INT return … Spent four seasons (2008-11) with Tampa Bay after being selected in sixth round of 2008 draft … Played under Jaguars head coach Gus Bradley as a rookie with Buccaneers … Spent 2012 season with Chicago and appeared in 15 games with three starts … Native of Greenville, Fla. was a three-year letterman at Florida State ...

TRANSACTIONS: Originally drafted by Tampa Bay in the sixth round (175th overall) of the 2008 draft … Signed by Chicago as an unrestricted free agent on 4/19/12 … Signed by Jacksonville as an unrestricted free agent on 3/13/13.

PRO: Seventh-year LB has played in 85 games with 59 starts … Career totals include 350 tackles (272 solo), eight sacks, six INTs, five forced fumbles and one fumble recovery … Added 19 passes defensed and 30 special teams tackles … Scored two career TDs on a blocked punt return and INT return … Spent four seasons (2008-11) with Tampa Bay after being selected in sixth round of 2008 draft … Played under Jaguars head coach Gus Bradley as a rookie with Buccaneers … Spent 2012 season with Chicago and appeared in 15 games with three starts … Native of Greenville, Fla. was a three-year letterman at Florida State ...

2013: Started 14 games in his first season with the Jaguars ... Missed the final two games with a knee injury ... Ranked third on the club with 78 tackles (59 solo) along with two INTs, one sack, three passes defensed, two tackles for loss and two QB pressures ... Matched his career-high for INTs ... 9/8 vs. KC: Made Jaguars debut and registered four solo tackles in starting role ... 9/15 at OAK: Paced the defense with a game-high 10 tackles (seven solo) including one tackle for loss ... 9/22 at SEA: Posted five tackles (one solo) in start. Stopped Marshawn Lynch for a two-yard loss at the one-yard line in the second quarter to force a field goal ... 11/10 at TEN: Led the team with a season-high 11 tackles (nine solo) along with one pass defensed and one forced fumble ...11/24 at HOU: Made nine tackles (six solo) with one sack, one tackle for loss and one QB hit. Took down QB Case Keenum for a nine-yard loss in the second quarter, his first sack since 2010 ... 12/5 vs. HOU: Posted first INT as a Jaguar, his fifth of his career, with a pick of Matt Schaub in the fourth quarter ... 12/15 vs. BUF: Intercepted E.J. Manuel in the first quarter and returned it 28 yards. Marked second straight game with an INT. Added one solo tackle and one pass defensed ... Was inactive (knee) on 12/22 vs. TEN and 12/29 at IND ...

2012: Played in 15 games with three starts … Totaled 24 tackles (13 solo) and one pass defensed … Added five special teams tackles … Had five tackles on 10/1 at DAL … Posted three special teams tackles on 11/19 at SF … Made first start of the season on 12/9 at MIN and collected a season-high eight tackles … Was inactive on 12/16 vs. GB with a knee injury … Started at SLB on 12/23 at ARI and made five tackles … Started in season-finale on 12/30 at DET and totaled two tackles …

2011: Started 13 of 16 games at WLB for Tampa Bay … Ranked third on the team with 63 tackles and seven tackles for loss … Added one INT, two forced fumbles and two passes defensed … 

2010: Started all 16 games at WLB and ranked second on the team with 104 tackles … Posted a career-high four sacks and led team with a career-high 11.5 tackles for loss … His 11.5 tackles for loss ranked second in the NFL … Added six passes defensed … Had a 41-yard INT return for a TD on 10/31 at ARI … Registered first sack of the season on 12/12 at WAS … Tallied a career-high two sacks on 12/26 vs. SEA while leading team with 11 tackles …

2009: Started 13 of 15 games … Posted 98 tackles and a team-high 11 tackles for loss … Added three sacks, two INTs, six passes defensed, one forced fumble and one fumble recovery … Only Buccaneer to record a statistic in every defensive category … Made 10 tackles on 9/20 at BUF and 12/27 at NO … Posted a season-high 12 tackles in season-finale on ` including one sack …

2008: Saw action in nine games as a rookie … Totaled five tackles, one pass defensed and six special teams tackles … Blocked a punt  and returned it 22 yards for a TD on 10/12 vs. CAR … Suffered a knee injury in on 11/16 vs. MIN and was placed on injured reserve on Nov. 19.

COLLEGE: Three-year letterman … Appeared in 35 games with 21 starts … Left school following his junior season … Totaled 156 tackles, eight sacks, 29.5 tackles for loss, two forced fumbles, one fumble recovery and seven passes defensed … Earned All-ACC second-team honors as a junior.

PERSONAL: Married (Shevelle) ... Attended Madison County (Greenville, Fla.) High School … Rated the 3rd-best LB in the country according to Tom Lemming of ESPN.com … Added second-team All-USA Today All-American honors and was a first-team choice by Parade Magazine … Twitter handle is @55_AlwaysLive ... Full name: Eugene Antonio Hayes.

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