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William Hayes
No. 95     St. Louis Rams
Defensive End
Personal information
Date of birth: (1985-05-02) May 2, 1985 (age 34)
Place of birth: High Point, North Carolina
High School: High Point (NC) Andrews
Height: 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) Weight: 272 lb (123 kg)
Career information
College: Winston-Salem State
NFL Draft: 2008 / Round: 4 / Pick: 103
Debuted in 2008 for the Tennessee Titans
Career history
Roster status: Active
Career highlights and awards
  • N/A
Career NFL statistics as of Week 17, 2012
Tackles     147
Sacks     15.0
Interceptions     0
Forced Fumbles     4
Stats at NFL.com

William Quintin Hayes (born May 2, 1985) is an American football defensive end for the St. Louis Rams of the National Football League. He was drafted by the Tennessee Titans in the fourth round of the 2008 NFL Draft. He played college football for Winston-Salem.

Early yearsEdit

A native of High Point, NC, Hayes is a 2003 graduate of T. Wingate Andrews High School where he was a member of the Raiders' Mid State 2A Conference Championship team in 2003.

College careerEdit

In 2007 he appeared in 11 games for the Rams with 11 starts and recorded 78 tackles, tallied 46 solo tackles and 32 assisted tackles with 19 tackles for loss, and a team-high 8.5 sacks. He also forced a team-high seven fumbles and recovered four fumbles, one of which he returned six yards for a touchdown versus Delaware State University, one of his two touchdowns on the season He Recovered another fumble in the Rams' last game of the season and returned it 16 yards for a go-ahead touchdown. He Hurried opposing quarterbacks 12 timesand broke up three passes. In 2006 he became one of the team's top defensive players last season, playing in all 11 games with nine starts after he appeared in all 11 games last season and made 57 tackles with (25 solo) and led the team in sacks with 6.5 yards and total tackles for a loss with 13 for a loss and he even added an interception and also added four pass breakups and even had two quarterback hurries and two fumble recoveries. 2005: Appeared in three games for the Rams, starting two making seven total tackles with four tackles for a loss of five total yards. In 2004 he appeared in five games for the Rams, starting two, aking eight total tackles. He tallied three solo tackles and five assisted tackles. He recorded one tackle for a loss of one yard and broke up one pass. Redshirted in his first season at WSSU (2003)

Professional careerEdit

Pre-draftEdit

He helped his draft stock considerably when he was clocked at 4.59 in the 40 yard dash at his pro day at Wake Forest University in March 2008.

Tennessee TitansEdit

He was drafted by the Titans in the fourth round of the 2008 NFL Draft. In his rookie season he made 13 tackles and one sack as a reserve defensive end for the Titans. Once Jeff Fisher benched veteran starter DE Jevon Kearse in Week 10, Hayes has started since.

St. Louis RamsEdit

Hayes signed with the St. Louis Rams on April 6, 2012.[1]

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