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52 - William Hayes
William Hayes
Born: 05/02/1985
Height: 6-3
Weight: 260
Year: Senior
Hometown: High Point, NC
High School: High Point Andrews H.S.
Position: Defensive Line
2007: Appeared in 11 games for the Rams with 11 starts...Ranked second on the team in tackles with 78...Tallied 46 solo tackles and 32 assisted tackles...Recorded 19 tackles for loss, setting his opponents back 104 yards...Tallied a team-high 8.5 sacks for a loss of 66 yards...Forced a team-high seven fumbles...Recovered four fumbles, one of which he returned six yards for a touchdown versus Delaware State University, one of his two touchdowns on the season...Recovered another fumble in the Rams' last game of the season and returned it 16 yards for a go-ahead touchdown...Hurried opposing quarterbacks 12 times...Broke up three passes.

2006: Became one of the team's top defensive players last season, playing in all 11 games with nine starts...Should be a leader on the WSSU defensive line...Appeared in all 11 games last season...Finished the season ranked fourth on the team in total tackles with 57 (25 solo)...Led the team in sacks with 6.5 for a loss of 33 yards and total tackles for a loss with 13 for a loss of 56 yards...Even added an interception...Also added four pass breakups...Had two quarterback hurries and two fumble recoveries...Had his best individual game at Catawba when he recorded seven total tackles (two solo)...Had a pair of sacks against South Carolina State...Recorded his interception against Norfolk State in last season's finale.

2005: Appeared in three games for the Rams, starting two...Placed 20th on the team with seven total tackles...Recorded six solo tackles and one assisted tackle...Recorded four tackles for a loss of five total yards.

2004: Appeared in five games for the Rams, starting two...Placed 23rd on the team with eight total tackles...Tallied three solo tackles and five assisted tackles...Recorded one tackle for a loss of one yard...Broke up one pass.

Personal: Hayes returns to the Rams' lineup for his senior season in 2007 after successful seasons in 2004, 2005 and 2006...A native of High Point, NC he is a 2003 graduate of High Point Andrews High School where he was a member of the Raiders' Mid State 2A Conference Championship team in 2003...Redshirted in his first season at WSSU (2003)...The son of Robert and Vivian Hayes...A Sport Management major at WSSU...Born in High Point, NC on May 2, 1985...Nicknamed "Sea Breeze."

Hayes' Statistics:
YearG/GSUTATTotalTFLInt.PBUFF/FR
200711/1146377819/104037/4
200611/925325713/56141/2
20053/26174/5000/0
20045/23581/1010/0
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Total29/24807515037/165178/6