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Jovan Haye
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Defensive end / Defensive Tackle
Personal information
Date of birth: (1982-06-21) June 21, 1982 (age 37)
Place of birth: Jamaica
Career information
College: Vanderbilt
NFL Draft: 2005 / Round: 6 / Pick: 189
No regular season or postseason appearances
Career history
* Carolina Panthers ( 2005)
Career highlights and awards
  • N/A
Tackles     185
Sacks     6.5
Forced Fumbles     1
Stats at NFL.com

Jovan Haye (born June 21, 1982) is a former American football defensive lineman. He was drafted by the Carolina Panthers in the sixth round of the 2005 NFL Draft. He played college football at Vanderbilt.

Haye also played for the Cleveland Browns, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Tennessee Titans and Detroit Lions.

Early yearsEdit

Haye attended high school at Dillard High School in Fort Lauderdale, FL. He did not start playing football until his junior year, but still earned first-team All-State honors at offensive guard as a junior and senior. Aside from his athletic achievements, he also performed well academically, graduating with a 4.5 grade point average.

College careerEdit

Jovan Haye played college football at Vanderbilt. During his career he started 34 of 35 games and recorded 149 tackles, 10.5 sacks, and one interception. After his junior season he entered NFL Draft.

Professional careerEdit

Carolina PanthersEdit

Haye was drafted by the Carolina Panthers in the sixth round of the 2005 NFL Draft. He only played two games for the Panthers and was cut on September 2, 2006.

Cleveland BrownsEdit

Haye was signed by the Cleveland Browns on September 3, 2006. On September 12, 2006, he was released, but was signed to Browns practice squad on September 14, 2006.

Tampa Bay BuccaneersEdit

Haye was signed by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on October 25, 2006. In his first season with the Bucs he played in nine games and recorded 17 tackles. In 2007, he became a full-time starter for the Bucs, starting all 16 games. He finished the season with 68 tackles and six sacks. In 2008, he started 14 of 15 games, recording 33 tackles and no sacks.

Tennessee TitansEdit

On March 2, 2009, Haye agreed to a four-year, $16 million contract with the Tennessee Titans. He was waived on August 29, 2011.

Detroit LionsEdit

On December 9, 2011 Haye signed with the Detroit Lions. Four days later, On December 13, 2011 he was released by the Detroit Lions.[1]

Second stint with Tampa Bay BuccaneersEdit

Haye re-signed with the Buccaneers on December 19, 2011.

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