Gerald Hayes
No. --     Free Agent
Middle linebacker
Personal information
Date of birth: (1980-10-10) October 10, 1980 (age 39)
Place of birth: Paterson, New Jersey
Height: 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) Weight: 246 lb (112 kg)
Career information
College: Pittsburgh
NFL Draft: 2003 / Round: 3 / Pick: 70
Debuted in 2003 for the Arizona Cardinals
Career history
Roster status: Free Agent
Career highlights and awards
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Gerald Hayes (born October 10, 1980) is an American football linebacker who is currently a free agent. He was drafted by the Arizona Cardinals in the third round of the 2003 NFL Draft. He played college football at Pittsburgh.

Early yearsEdit

Hayes played his high school football at Passaic County Technical Institute. He was high school teammates with former NFL player Marcel Shipp and current NFL player Mike Adams.[1]

College careerEdit

Hayes attended the University of Pittsburgh and was an Administration of Justice Major and a letterman in football. In football, he was a three-time All-Big East Conference selection and finished his college football career with 402 total tackles, 1.5 sacks, and two interceptions.

Professional careerEdit

Arizona CardinalsEdit

On April 18, 2006, he signed a one-year qualifying offer on playing his 4th season with the Cardinals.[2]

He was released by Arizona on July 28, 2011.[3]

San Diego ChargersEdit

The San Diego Chargers signed Hayes on October 11, 2011. He was released on November 6, 2011.[4]


  1. Stapleton, Art. "Falcons’ Beauharnais on a whole other level", Herald News, September 29, 2006. "Paterson Catholic coach Benjie Wimberly compares him to former Passaic Tech star Gerald Hayes, an All-State linebacker and now a starter for the Arizona Cardinals in the NFL."
  2. One-year deal
  3. Rosenthal, Gregg. "Release Tracker". Pro Football Talk. Retrieved 29 July 2011.
  4. NFL Transactions Report, January 5, 2011,

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