Jovan Haye

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Jovan Haye
No. --     Free agent
[[Defensive end / Defensive tackle]]
Personal information
Date of birth: (1982-06-21) June 21, 1982 (age 32)
Place of birth: Jamaica
Height: 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) Weight: 277 lb (126 kg)
Career information
College: Vanderbilt
NFL Draft: 2005 / Round: 6 / Pick: 189
Debuted in 2005 for the Carolina Panthers
Career history
*Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career NFL statistics as of Week 17, 2011
Tackles 185
Sacks 6.5
Forced Fumbles 1
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 has also played for the Cleveland Browns, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Tennessee Titans and Detroit Lions.

Early years[edit]

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 career[edit]

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 career[edit]

Carolina Panthers[edit]

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 Browns[edit]

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 Buccaneers[edit]

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 Titans[edit]

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 Lions[edit]

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 Buccaneers[edit]

Haye resigned with the Buccaneers on December 19, 2011.

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