|Date of birth:||December 5, 1979|
|Date of death:||May 13, 2003(aged 23)|
Ennis Haywood was a Dallas Carter High School standout for two years. He played college football at Iowa State University. As a junior and again as a senior, Ennis led the Big 12 in rushing in 2000 and 2001, leading the Cyclones to back to back bowl appearances. He ranks fifth on Iowa State's all-time rushing yards list with 2,862 yards and sixth with 27 rushing touchdowns.
He was on the Cowboys practice squad in 2002 before competing for a roster spot in 2003.
Haywood was rushed to the hospital on May 10, 2003 after he fell asleep and began vomiting in his sleep. He was later taken off life support when the family was informed of the Texas hospital law (stating if there is no brain activity after 36 hours, a patient can no longer be on life support). It was later found that a mixture of prescription medications and alcohol played a part in his death.
Haywood was married with two children.
- ↑ Blum, Brent (Thursday, October 20, 2005 2:00 AM CDT). "COMMENTARY: If only we could bring back Ennis Haywood". Iowa State Daily. http://www.iowastatedaily.com/articles/2005/10/20/sports/20051020-archive0.txt.