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Hayes played defensive back at BYU from 2021-22 and appeared in 24 games with 20 starts. He registered 67 total tackles (47 solo) along with 19 pass breakups. His accomplished career includes the following highlights:
- Phil Steele All-Independent First Team Defense (2021), Pro Football Network's Independent Defensive Back of the Year, All-Independent First Team Defense, and All-Independent Defensive Secondary of the Year (2021).
- In 2022, he played in 12 games (starting 10) while recording 41 tackles (26 solo) with seven pass breakups.
- In 2021, he led BYU in pass breakups with 12. His three pass breakups against Utah State was the first three-pass breakup game for a BYU player since 2017.
- His 19 career pass breakups surpassed current Los Angeles Charger Michael Davis for No. 5 at BYU in career pass breakups since 2000.
- Posted a career-high eight tackles in final game as a Cougar during BYU's 24-23 New Mexico Bowl win over SMU
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- Parents are George Hayes and Verteah Brown
- Born in Pasadena, Calif.
- Played at Oregon State from 2017-2020
- Prepped at San Gorgonio HS
- Played wide receiver, running back and quarterback
- Accounted for 3,139 passing yards with 30 touchdowns during his junior and senior seasons combined, also tallying 2,610 rushing yards with 34 TDs for 5,749 total yards of offense
- Led San Gorgonio to its first state title in 2016 with 135 yards passing and 131 yards rushing in the championship game
- 2015 San Andreas League Offensive MVP