|No. -- Free agent|
|Defensive end / Defensive tackle|
|Date of birth:||June 21, 1982|
|Place of birth:||Jamaica|
|Height:||6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)|
|Weight:||277 lb (126 kg)|
|NFL draft:||2005 – 6th round – 189th pick|
|Career NFL statistics as of Week 17, 2011|
|Stats at NFL.com|
Jovan Haye (born June 21, 1982 in Jamaica) is an American football defensive lineman who is currently a free agent. He was drafted by the Carolina Panthers in the sixth round of the 2005 NFL Draft. He played college football at Vanderbilt.
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.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers
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.
On March 2, 2009, Haye agreed to a four-year, $16 million contract with the Tennessee Titans. He was waived on August 29, 2011.
On December 9, 2011 Haye signed with the Detroit Lions. Four days later, On December 13, 2011 He was released by the Detroit Lions.
Second stint with Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Haye re-signed with the Buccaneers on December 19, 2011.