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Geno Hayes
LB #55
Height:
6-1
Weight:
226
Age:
26
College:
Florida State
Hometown:
Greenville, Fla.
Experience:
6

Quick Stats (2013):

TCKL
77
SCK
1.0
FF
1
INT
2
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 --
Recent Games
WKOppResultTacklesInterceptionsFumbles
TotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntYdsAvgLngTDsFFFR
1 KC L 2-28 4 4 0 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
2 @OAK L 9-19 10 7 3 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
3 @SEA L 17-45 5 1 4 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
4 IND L 3-37 7 7 0 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
5 @STL L 20-34 3 2 1 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
6 @DEN L 19-35 6 5 1 -- -- 1 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
7 SD L 6-24 7 5 2 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
8 SF L 10-42 6 5 1 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
10 @TEN W 29-27 11 9 2 -- -- 1 -- -- -- -- -- 1 --
11 ARI L 14-27 3 2 1 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
12 @HOU W 13-6 8 5 3 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
13 @CLE W 32-28 4 4 0 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
14 HOU W 27-20 2 1 1 -- -- 1 1 11 11 11 0 0 --
15 BUF L 20-27 1 1 0 -- -- 1 1 28 28 28 0 0 --
16 TEN L 16-20 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
17 @IND L 10-30 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --

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Biography

Sixth-year LB has played in 71 games with 45 starts … Career totals include 272 tackles (213 solo), seven sacks, four INTs, four forced fumbles and one fumble recovery …  Added 16 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, Florida 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: Sixth-year LB has played in 71 games with 45 starts … Career totals include 272 tackles (213 solo), seven sacks, four INTs, four forced fumbles and one fumble recovery …  Added 16 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, Florida was a three-year letterman at Florida State …

2013: Updated stats

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 @PettywayzofHaze ... Full name: Eugene Antonio Hayes.

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