|No. 98, 97|
March 14, 1979 |
|Height:||6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)|
|Weight:||275 lb (125 kg)|
|High school:||Dolton (IL) Thornridge|
|NFL Draft:||2001 / Round: 3 / Pick: 87|
|Career NFL statistics|
Reginald Joseph Hayward Jr. (born March 14, 1979) is a former American football defensive end who played nine seasons in the National Football League (NFL) for the Denver Broncos and Jacksonville Jaguars. He played college football at Iowa State, and was drafted by the Broncos in the third round of the 2001 NFL Draft.
In his first year as a Jaguar, Hayward accumulated 33 tackles (27 solo), 8.5 sacks, and six pass deflections in 15 games. He is also credited with two forced fumbles in the 2005 NFL season. Unfortunately, at the start of the 2006 season, Hayward suffered a season-ending injury to his Achilles tendon and was placed on injured reserve.
In 2009, in the first game of the season, Hayward broke his fibula and was out for the rest of the season. Before the injury he had already recorded a sack and two tackles. He was re-signed on April 1, 2010.
Hayward was released by the Jaguars on July 7, 2010.