Michael Haynes (defensive lineman)
|Date of birth||September 13, 1980|
|Place of birth||Brooklyn, New York|
|NFL draft||2003 / Round: 1 / Pick: 14|
|2006||New Orleans Saints*|
|2007||New York Jets*|
|*Offseason and/or practice roster only|
|Awards||2002 Big Ten Defensive Player of the Year|
He was selected with the 14th overall pick of the 2003 NFL Draft out of Penn State University by the Chicago Bears. Haynes was the first player selected by the Bears with their two first round draft picks in 2003. The Bears used their second first round pick, 22nd overall of the 2003 NFL Draft, to select quarterback Rex Grossman. Haynes was released from the Bears in 2006 roster cutdown. He was signed by the New Orleans Saints and was declared inactive for one game before being released. On August 31, 2007, Haynes signed with the New York Jets. On September 1, 2007 the Jets cut him.
He is the son of both Army and Air Force parents. He lived in many places around the world growing up including the Republic of Panama where he was coached in football by legendary head coach, Louis Husted. While there he attended Balboa High School. After his parents relocated to McGuire Air Force Base in New Jersey, Haynes enrolled at Northern Burlington County Regional High School. He played volleyball, basketball, track, and football. He has an older brother, Curtis and a younger brother, Leshawn.
He currently is a high school football and soccer coach in Crowley, Texas.
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