Adam Hayward

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Adam Hayward
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Hayward with the Washington Redskins in 2014
Free agent
Position: Linebacker
Personal information
Born: (1984-06-23) June 23, 1984 (age 33)
Westminster, California
Height: 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Weight: 246 lb (112 kg)
Career information
High school: Huntington Beach (CA) Marina
College: Portland State
NFL Draft: 2007 / Round: 6 / Pick: 184
Career history
Career NFL statistics as of 2015
Tackles: 174
Sacks: 1.0
Interceptions: 0
Player stats at

Adam Hayward (born June 23, 1984) is an American football linebacker that is currently a free agent. He was drafted by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the sixth round of the 2007 NFL Draft. He played college football at Portland State.

Early life[edit]

A linebacker at Marina High School, Adam was unnerved by the idea of playing the position of Safety for Colorado State University,[1] He took a year off from football at Colorado to take care of some family issues.[1] Eventually, he found his place starting as an outside linebacker for Portland State University under Tim Walsh.[1]

Professional career[edit]

Tampa Bay Buccaneers[edit]

Hayward was drafted by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the sixth round (184th pick) of the 2007 NFL Draft.

Washington Redskins[edit]

On March 10, 2014, Hayward signed a three-year deal with the Washington Redskins.[2] He was placed on injured reserve due to a tibial plateau fracture in his right leg on November 24.[3] He suffered the fracture after jumping to catch the ball during a punt in the Week 12 game against the San Francisco 49ers.

Hayward tore one of his ACLs in the second 2015 preseason games against the Detroit Lions.[4] On August 22, 2015, the Redskins placed him on injured reserve for the second time in a row.[5]

Hayward was released on July 22, 2016.[6]


  1. ^ a b c Hopkins, Pz, Where There's a Will, There's a Way: An Interview with Adam Hayward, archived from the original on 2011-03-14 
  2. ^ Jones, Mike (March 11, 2014). "Redskins add ILB/special teams standout Adam Hayward". Retrieved 2014-03-11. 
  3. ^ Jones, Mike (November 24, 2014). "Redskins place Adam Hayward on IR, promote Steve Beauharnais". Retrieved 2014-12-02. 
  4. ^ Keim, John (August 21, 2015). "Redskins LB Adam Hayward tears ACL, done for the season". Retrieved 2015-08-21. 
  5. ^ Clarke, Liz (August 22, 2015). "Redskins place Hayward on injured reserve, freeing up roster spot". Retrieved 2015-08-23. 
  6. ^ Czarda, Stephen (July 22, 2016). "Redskins Release Linebacker Adam Hayward". Retrieved July 22, 2016. 

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