Gerald Hayes

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Gerald Hayes
No. 54, 96
Position:Middle linebacker
Personal information
Born: (1980-10-10) October 10, 1980 (age 38)
Paterson, New Jersey
Height:6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Weight:246 lb (112 kg)
Career information
High school:Passaic County Technical Institute
(Wayne, New Jersey)
NFL Draft:2003 / Round: 3 / Pick: 70
Career history
Career NFL statistics
Total tackles:428
Forced fumbles:7
Defensive touchdowns:1
Player stats at

Gerald Hayes (born October 10, 1980) is a former American football linebacker. He was drafted by the Arizona Cardinals in the third round of the 2003 NFL Draft. He played college football at Pittsburgh.

Early years[edit]

Hayes played his high school football at Passaic County Technical Institute. He was high school teammates with former NFL player Marcel Shipp and current NFL player Mike Adams.[1]

College career[edit]

Hayes attended the University of Pittsburgh and was an Administration of Justice Major and a letterman in football. In football, he was a three-time All-Big East Conference selection and finished his college football career with 402 total tackles, 1.5 sacks, and two interceptions.

Professional career[edit]

Arizona Cardinals[edit]

On April 18, 2006, he signed a one-year qualifying offer on playing his 4th season with the Cardinals.[2]

He was released by Arizona on July 28, 2011.[3]

San Diego Chargers[edit]

The San Diego Chargers signed Hayes on October 11, 2011. He was released on November 6, 2011.[4]


  1. ^ Stapleton, Art. "Falcons’ Beauharnais on a whole other level", Herald News, September 29, 2006. "Paterson Catholic coach Benjie Wimberly compares him to former Passaic Tech star Gerald Hayes, an All-State linebacker and now a starter for the Arizona Cardinals in the NFL."
  2. ^ One-year deal
  3. ^ Rosenthal, Gregg. "Release Tracker". Pro Football Talk. Retrieved 29 July 2011.
  4. ^ NFL Transactions Report, January 5, 2011