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William Hayes
DE #95
Height:
6-3
Weight:
278
Age:
30
College:
Winston-Salem State
Hometown:
High Point, NC
Experience:
8

Quick Stats (2015 PRE):

TCKL
2
SCK
0.0
FF
0
INT
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Career Stats
SeasonTeamGamesTacklesInterceptionsFumbles
GGSTotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntYdsAvgLngTDsFFFR
TOTAL 217 160 57 24.0 0 6 1 5 -- 5 0 5 5
2014 STL 16 9 42 33 9 4.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 1 1
2013 STL 14 0 28 21 7 5.0 -- 3 1 5 5 5 0 0 2
2012 STL 16 0 35 29 6 7.0 -- 2 -- -- -- -- -- 0 1
2011 TEN 10 1 16 11 5 1.5 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
2010 TEN 14 0 32 25 7 1.5 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 1 --
2009 TEN 16 11 51 31 20 4.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 2 --
2008 TEN 8 0 13 10 3 1.0 -- 1 -- -- -- -- -- 1 1

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Biography

TRANSACTIONS: Re-signed with the Rams as an unrestricted free agent (3/12/13)...signed with the Rams (4/12/12)...selected by the Titans in the fourth round (103rd overall) of the 2008 NFL Draft.

PRO: Eight-year veteran has played in 94 career games with 21 starts...collected 330 career tackles (186 solo)...notched 25.0 total sacks, including a personal-best seven sacks in the 2012 season.

2014 SEASON: Saw action in 16 games with nine starts...lead all Rams defensive linemen with 75 tackles...topped off the year with 32 quarterback pressures to lead the defense...recorded 4.0 sacks for 32 yards on the year...at Tampa Bay (9/14): Started at left defensive end... notched eight tackles (three solo)...vs. Dallas (9/21): Started at left defensive end...recorded a season-high nine tackles (three solo)...vs. Seattle (10/19): Started at left defensive end...tallied six tackles (one solo)...recorded two quarter- back pressures and one quarterback hurry...at Kansas City (10/26): Started at left defensive end...had his first fumble recovery of the season and sixth career...recorded eight tackles (five solo)...had three quarterback pressures...at San Francisco (11/2): Started at left defensive end...snagged 2.0 sacks in a single game for the second time in his career...also had three tackles and three quarterback hurries...at San Diego (11/23): Saw action at left defensive end...collected four tackles (one solo)...notched 1.0 sack...registered six quarterback pressures and had one pass defensed...vs. Oakland (11/30/14): Saw action at left defensive end...collected five solo tackles...registered one sack for 8.0 yards, his third of the season...also had his first forced fumble of the year...at Washington (12/7/14): Saw action at left defensive end...collected five tackles (three solo)...registered 1.0 sack for 12.0 yards, his fourth of the season...vs. Arizona (12/11/14): Saw action at left defensive end...garnered six tackles (four solo).

2013 SEASON: Played in 14 games...notched 36 tackles (21 solo), five sacks, one interception, one pass defensed, one fumble recovery and three fumble recoveries...vs. Arizona (9/8): Saw action on defense and special teams...recorded his first sack of the season on Arizona QB Carson Palmer...added three solo tackles, including two for loss...at Carolina (10/20): Saw action on defense...recorded five tackles (one solo)...vs. Seattle (10/28): Saw action on defense...tallied his second sack of the season, 18.0 career, on Seattle QB Russell Wilson...added one solo tackle...vs. Tennessee (11/3): Saw action on defense...recorded a sack on Titans QB Jake Locker...marked his second consecutive game with a sack, third of the season and 19th career...also had one solo tackle...at Indianapolis (11/10): Saw action on defense...intercepted Colts’ QB Matt Hasselbeck...marks his first career interception...added two tackles (one solo) and one hit on the quarterback...at San Francisco (12/1): Saw action on defense... sacked 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick for a loss of one yard...marked his fourth sack of the season...also recorded five tackles (two solo)...at Arizona (12/8): Saw action on defense...tallied four solo tackles, including one for loss...also had one pass batted down, one pressure and one hit on the quarterback...vs. New Orleans (12/15): Saw action on defense...sacked Saints’ QB Drew Brees for a six-yard loss...also notched three pressures and hits on Brees...added three tackles, including one for loss...vs. Tampa Bay (12/22): Saw action on defense...recovered two fumbles caused by LB Alec Ogletree...also had one tackle for loss.

2012 SEASON: Third among Rams with 7.0 sacks, a new career high...posted 13 quarterback pressures and five quarterback hits on the season...second among Rams with nine tackles for loss...vs. Washington (9/16): Played on defense...registered three tackles (two solo)...at Chicago (9/23): Played on defense...notched four solo tackles...vs. Arizona (10/4): Recovered a fumble from Arizona QB Kevin Kolb caused by Robert Quinn’s sack on the Cardinals’ final drive of the game to secure the win...made one assisted tackle in addition to two quarterback pressures and one hit on the quarterback...at Miami (10/14): Tallied one solo tackle...vs. Green Bay (10/21): Sacked Packers’ QB Aaron Rodgers for a two yard loss, his first sack as a Ram...also made one solo tackle...vs. New England (10/28): Saw action on defense...recorded three tackles (one solo), including one for loss...at San Francisco (11/11): Saw action on defense...tallied four tackles (one solo)...vs. New York Jets (11/18): Saw action on defense... notched a season-high five tackles (four solo), including two for loss...at Arizona (11/25): Sacked Arizona QB Ryan Lindley for a 10-yard loss to give him 2.5 this season, 10.5 career..also made four tackles (one solo) and had one quarterback pressure... vs. San Francisco (12/2): Saw action on defense and special teams...split a sack with LB Jo-Lonn Dunbar on 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick for a loss of seven yards...tallied a solo sack on Kaepernick, marking his second multi-sack game of his career... previously, had 1.5 sacks as a member of the Tennessee Titans versus San Francisco (11/18/09)...he now has 3.5 sacks this season, 12.5 career...added one tackle for loss and one quarterback pressure...at Buffalo (12/9): Saw action on defense and special teams...registered two quarterback hits...at Tampa Bay (12/23): Saw action on defense...registered two sacks on Bucs QB Josh Freeman, establishing a new single game high..he now has 5.5 sacks this season, also a new career-high...made two assisted tackles...added one pass defensed and two quarterback pressures...at Seattle (12/30): Saw action on defense and special teams...recorded his seventh sack on the year for a loss of five yards, establishing a new season-high...made four tackles (two solo)...added two quarterback pressures.

2011 SEASON: Played in 10 games with one start at defensive end...totaled 29 tackles, 1.5 sacks, six quarterback pressures and four tackles for loss...At Jacksonville (9/11): started at defensive end and posted three tackles, including a sack...at Carolina (11/13): Played as a reserve at defensive end and tallied four tackles, a half sack and a team-best three quarterback pressures... combined with Sen’Derrick Marks to drop Cam Newton for a seven-yard sack.

2010 SEASON: Appeared in 14 games as a reserve defensive end...collected 49 tackles and 1.5 sacks...Tied for second on the team with 18 quarterback pressures...inactive for the first two games of the season because of a knee injury...vs. Philadelphia (10/24): Tallied five tackles and two quarterback pressures...applied pressure on Kevin Kolb and forced a throw that was inter- cepted by Michael Griffin in the second quarter...vs. Washington (11/21): Recorded five tackles, including two tackles for loss and two quarterback pressures...dropped Keiland Williams for a three-yard loss on a rush up the middle...at Houston (11/28): Posted four tackles, including a sack, two quarterback pressures and a forced fumble. Collected his first sack of the season by strip-sacking Matt Schaub for a 14-yard loss on the last play of the first half.

2009 SEASON: Saw action in all 16 games with 11 starts...posted 82 tackles and two forced fumbles...tied for third on the- team with four sacks and finished second on the squad with 23 quarterback pressures...made his first career NFL start against Indianapolis (10/11/09)...led or tied for the team lead in sacks three times in 2009 and led or tied for the team lead in quarterback pressures six times...at Pittsburgh (9/10): Posted six tackles, including a half sack and a quarterback pressure..teamed with Jacob Ford to sack Ben Roethlisberger for an eight-yard loss late in the second quarter...at Jacksonville (10/4): Posted seven tackles, a sack and a quarterback pressure...came off the edge and sacked David Garrard for an 11-yard loss...at San Francisco (11/8): Recorded eight tackles, 1.5 sacks, three quarterback pressures and a forced fumble...teamed with Jovan Haye to drop Alex Smith for a seven-yard sack...sacked Smith for a 21-yard loss while forcing a fumble that was recovered by the 49ers...vs. Buffalo (11/15): Collected six tackles, a sack, a quarterback pressure and a forced fumble in the Titans’ 41-17 win...forced a Marshawn Lynch fumble that was recovered by the Bills...ended a Bills’ drive by sacking Trent Edwards for a two-yard loss on a third-and-nine...vs. St. Louis (12/13): collected a career-best nine tackles, including two stops for losses, and a quarterback pressure.

COLLEGE: Started 11 games at Winston-Salem State at defensive end his senior year...ranked second on the team with 78 tack- les...named a co-captain for the defense and recorded a team-best 19 tackles for loss, setting his opponents back 104 yards...tal- lied a team-high 8.5 sacks and forced a team-best seven fumbles, while hurrying opposing quarterbacks 12 times and breaking up three passes...became the school’s second All-American since the Rams moved to the Football Championship Subdivision from the Division II level in 2006...also set a school record while leading the FCS ranks with two touchdowns on four fumble recover- ies...as a junior, became one of the team’s top defensive players, seeing action in all 11 games with nine starts at defensive end... finished the season ranked fourth on the team with 57 tackles (25 solo)...led the team with 6.5 sacks and notched 13 tackles for a loss, an interception, four passes defensed, two quarterback hurries and two fumble recoveries...majored in sports management.

PERSONAL: Attended High Point Andrews High School where he was a member of the Raiders’ Mid State 2A Conference Championship team in 2003...played defensive end, linebacker and tight end during his high school career...returned home to High Point, N.C. the past couple offseasons and visited with the local elementary and high schools to speak with students about the importance of education and goal-setting...enjoys both fresh water and salt water fishing and is active in Christian Methodist Episcopal Church...born William Quintin Hayes, the son of Robert and Vivian Hayes, on May 2, 1985 in High Point, N.C... par- ticipated in numerous community events, including Taste of the NFL, Hayes for the Holidays, Big Plays Little Wishes to benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters, Urban League Turkey Distribution and the All-Community Team Ticket program - Brah Brah Bojangles.

TRANSACTIONS: Re-signed with the Rams as an unrestricted free agent (3/12/13)...signed with the Rams (4/12/12)...selected by the Titans in the fourth round (103rd overall) of the 2008 NFL Draft.

PRO: Eight-year veteran has played in 94 career games with 21 starts...collected 330 career tackles (186 solo)...notched 25.0 total sacks, including a personal-best seven sacks in the 2012 season.

2014 SEASON: Saw action in 16 games with nine starts...lead all Rams defensive linemen with 75 tackles...topped off the year with 32 quarterback pressures to lead the defense...recorded 4.0 sacks for 32 yards on the year...at Tampa Bay (9/14): Started at left defensive end... notched eight tackles (three solo)...vs. Dallas (9/21): Started at left defensive end...recorded a season-high nine tackles (three solo)...vs. Seattle (10/19): Started at left defensive end...tallied six tackles (one solo)...recorded two quarter- back pressures and one quarterback hurry...at Kansas City (10/26): Started at left defensive end...had his first fumble recovery of the season and sixth career...recorded eight tackles (five solo)...had three quarterback pressures...at San Francisco (11/2): Started at left defensive end...snagged 2.0 sacks in a single game for the second time in his career...also had three tackles and three quarterback hurries...at San Diego (11/23): Saw action at left defensive end...collected four tackles (one solo)...notched 1.0 sack...registered six quarterback pressures and had one pass defensed...vs. Oakland (11/30/14): Saw action at left defensive end...collected five solo tackles...registered one sack for 8.0 yards, his third of the season...also had his first forced fumble of the year...at Washington (12/7/14): Saw action at left defensive end...collected five tackles (three solo)...registered 1.0 sack for 12.0 yards, his fourth of the season...vs. Arizona (12/11/14): Saw action at left defensive end...garnered six tackles (four solo).

2013 SEASON: Played in 14 games...notched 36 tackles (21 solo), five sacks, one interception, one pass defensed, one fumble recovery and three fumble recoveries...vs. Arizona (9/8): Saw action on defense and special teams...recorded his first sack of the season on Arizona QB Carson Palmer...added three solo tackles, including two for loss...at Carolina (10/20): Saw action on defense...recorded five tackles (one solo)...vs. Seattle (10/28): Saw action on defense...tallied his second sack of the season, 18.0 career, on Seattle QB Russell Wilson...added one solo tackle...vs. Tennessee (11/3): Saw action on defense...recorded a sack on Titans QB Jake Locker...marked his second consecutive game with a sack, third of the season and 19th career...also had one solo tackle...at Indianapolis (11/10): Saw action on defense...intercepted Colts’ QB Matt Hasselbeck...marks his first career interception...added two tackles (one solo) and one hit on the quarterback...at San Francisco (12/1): Saw action on defense... sacked 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick for a loss of one yard...marked his fourth sack of the season...also recorded five tackles (two solo)...at Arizona (12/8): Saw action on defense...tallied four solo tackles, including one for loss...also had one pass batted down, one pressure and one hit on the quarterback...vs. New Orleans (12/15): Saw action on defense...sacked Saints’ QB Drew Brees for a six-yard loss...also notched three pressures and hits on Brees...added three tackles, including one for loss...vs. Tampa Bay (12/22): Saw action on defense...recovered two fumbles caused by LB Alec Ogletree...also had one tackle for loss.

2012 SEASON: Third among Rams with 7.0 sacks, a new career high...posted 13 quarterback pressures and five quarterback hits on the season...second among Rams with nine tackles for loss...vs. Washington (9/16): Played on defense...registered three tackles (two solo)...at Chicago (9/23): Played on defense...notched four solo tackles...vs. Arizona (10/4): Recovered a fumble from Arizona QB Kevin Kolb caused by Robert Quinn’s sack on the Cardinals’ final drive of the game to secure the win...made one assisted tackle in addition to two quarterback pressures and one hit on the quarterback...at Miami (10/14): Tallied one solo tackle...vs. Green Bay (10/21): Sacked Packers’ QB Aaron Rodgers for a two yard loss, his first sack as a Ram...also made one solo tackle...vs. New England (10/28): Saw action on defense...recorded three tackles (one solo), including one for loss...at San Francisco (11/11): Saw action on defense...tallied four tackles (one solo)...vs. New York Jets (11/18): Saw action on defense... notched a season-high five tackles (four solo), including two for loss...at Arizona (11/25): Sacked Arizona QB Ryan Lindley for a 10-yard loss to give him 2.5 this season, 10.5 career..also made four tackles (one solo) and had one quarterback pressure... vs. San Francisco (12/2): Saw action on defense and special teams...split a sack with LB Jo-Lonn Dunbar on 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick for a loss of seven yards...tallied a solo sack on Kaepernick, marking his second multi-sack game of his career... previously, had 1.5 sacks as a member of the Tennessee Titans versus San Francisco (11/18/09)...he now has 3.5 sacks this season, 12.5 career...added one tackle for loss and one quarterback pressure...at Buffalo (12/9): Saw action on defense and special teams...registered two quarterback hits...at Tampa Bay (12/23): Saw action on defense...registered two sacks on Bucs QB Josh Freeman, establishing a new single game high..he now has 5.5 sacks this season, also a new career-high...made two assisted tackles...added one pass defensed and two quarterback pressures...at Seattle (12/30): Saw action on defense and special teams...recorded his seventh sack on the year for a loss of five yards, establishing a new season-high...made four tackles (two solo)...added two quarterback pressures.

2011 SEASON: Played in 10 games with one start at defensive end...totaled 29 tackles, 1.5 sacks, six quarterback pressures and four tackles for loss...At Jacksonville (9/11): started at defensive end and posted three tackles, including a sack...at Carolina (11/13): Played as a reserve at defensive end and tallied four tackles, a half sack and a team-best three quarterback pressures... combined with Sen’Derrick Marks to drop Cam Newton for a seven-yard sack.

2010 SEASON: Appeared in 14 games as a reserve defensive end...collected 49 tackles and 1.5 sacks...Tied for second on the team with 18 quarterback pressures...inactive for the first two games of the season because of a knee injury...vs. Philadelphia (10/24): Tallied five tackles and two quarterback pressures...applied pressure on Kevin Kolb and forced a throw that was inter- cepted by Michael Griffin in the second quarter...vs. Washington (11/21): Recorded five tackles, including two tackles for loss and two quarterback pressures...dropped Keiland Williams for a three-yard loss on a rush up the middle...at Houston (11/28): Posted four tackles, including a sack, two quarterback pressures and a forced fumble. Collected his first sack of the season by strip-sacking Matt Schaub for a 14-yard loss on the last play of the first half.

2009 SEASON: Saw action in all 16 games with 11 starts...posted 82 tackles and two forced fumbles...tied for third on the- team with four sacks and finished second on the squad with 23 quarterback pressures...made his first career NFL start against Indianapolis (10/11/09)...led or tied for the team lead in sacks three times in 2009 and led or tied for the team lead in quarterback pressures six times...at Pittsburgh (9/10): Posted six tackles, including a half sack and a quarterback pressure..teamed with Jacob Ford to sack Ben Roethlisberger for an eight-yard loss late in the second quarter...at Jacksonville (10/4): Posted seven tackles, a sack and a quarterback pressure...came off the edge and sacked David Garrard for an 11-yard loss...at San Francisco (11/8): Recorded eight tackles, 1.5 sacks, three quarterback pressures and a forced fumble...teamed with Jovan Haye to drop Alex Smith for a seven-yard sack...sacked Smith for a 21-yard loss while forcing a fumble that was recovered by the 49ers...vs. Buffalo (11/15): Collected six tackles, a sack, a quarterback pressure and a forced fumble in the Titans’ 41-17 win...forced a Marshawn Lynch fumble that was recovered by the Bills...ended a Bills’ drive by sacking Trent Edwards for a two-yard loss on a third-and-nine...vs. St. Louis (12/13): collected a career-best nine tackles, including two stops for losses, and a quarterback pressure.

COLLEGE: Started 11 games at Winston-Salem State at defensive end his senior year...ranked second on the team with 78 tack- les...named a co-captain for the defense and recorded a team-best 19 tackles for loss, setting his opponents back 104 yards...tal- lied a team-high 8.5 sacks and forced a team-best seven fumbles, while hurrying opposing quarterbacks 12 times and breaking up three passes...became the school’s second All-American since the Rams moved to the Football Championship Subdivision from the Division II level in 2006...also set a school record while leading the FCS ranks with two touchdowns on four fumble recover- ies...as a junior, became one of the team’s top defensive players, seeing action in all 11 games with nine starts at defensive end... finished the season ranked fourth on the team with 57 tackles (25 solo)...led the team with 6.5 sacks and notched 13 tackles for a loss, an interception, four passes defensed, two quarterback hurries and two fumble recoveries...majored in sports management.

PERSONAL: Attended High Point Andrews High School where he was a member of the Raiders’ Mid State 2A Conference Championship team in 2003...played defensive end, linebacker and tight end during his high school career...returned home to High Point, N.C. the past couple offseasons and visited with the local elementary and high schools to speak with students about the importance of education and goal-setting...enjoys both fresh water and salt water fishing and is active in Christian Methodist Episcopal Church...born William Quintin Hayes, the son of Robert and Vivian Hayes, on May 2, 1985 in High Point, N.C... par- ticipated in numerous community events, including Taste of the NFL, Hayes for the Holidays, Big Plays Little Wishes to benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters, Urban League Turkey Distribution and the All-Community Team Ticket program - Brah Brah Bojangles.

 

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