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    • DATE: December 3, 2013
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    • DATE: December 3, 2013
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    • DATE: December 3, 2013
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Players

Adam Hayward
LB #55
Height:
6-1
Weight:
240
Age:
30
College:
Portland State
Hometown:
Westminster, CA
Experience:
8

Quick Stats (2014):

TCKL
9
SCK
0.0
FF
0
INT
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Transactions:

  • Selected by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the sixth round (182nd overall) of the 2007 NFL Draft.
  • Re-signed with the Buccaneers on August 1, 2011.
  • Signed with the Washington Redskins as an unrestricted free agent on March 12, 2014.

Transactions:

  • Selected by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the sixth round (182nd overall) of the 2007 NFL Draft.
  • Re-signed with the Buccaneers on August 1, 2011.
  • Signed with the Washington Redskins as an unrestricted free agent on March 12, 2014.

 

PRO

  • Veteran special teams standout who agreed to terms with the Redskins on the first day of free agency in 2014.
  • Enters the 2014 season having previously appeared in 107 games with 13 starts with Tampa Bay from 2007-13.
  • Served as the Buccaneers’ special teams captain for three years from 2011-13.
  • Led Buccaneers in special teams tackles in five of the last six seasons in Tampa Bay.
  • Established a single-season career highs in special teams tackles in each of his first four seasons.

 

2013 (Buccaneers)

  • Elected special teams captain for a third consecutive season.
  • Played in all 16 games for the fourth straight season, including two starts, and finished with 15 tackles on defense, including one for loss.
  • Credited with a team-leading 11 tackles on special teams.
  • Recorded two tackles, including one for loss, vs. PHI (10/13).
  • Registered one tackle on defense and two on special teams at SEA (11/3).
  • Recorded one special teams tackle in his 100th career game, vs. MIA (11/11).
  • Posted four tackles on defense and one on special teams vs. ATL (11/17).
  • Recorded first start of the season at DET (11/24), recording three tackles and a pass defensed.
  • Notched one tackle on defense and one on special teams at CAR (12/1).
  • Registered one tackle on defense and one on special teams vs. BUF (12/8).
  • Recorded one tackle on defense and two on special teams vs. SF (12/15).
  • Posted one tackle on defense and one tackle on special teams at STL (12/22).
  • Started and tallied one tackle on defense and one on special teams at NO (12/29).

 

2012 (Buccaneers)

  • Served as the Buccaneers’ special teams captain for second straight season.
  • Played in all 16 games, making five starts and recording 15 tackles and two passes defensed.
  • Recovered a blocked punt and returned it 29 yards for a touchdown in win vs. SD (11/11). Added two tackles on defense and one on special teams.
  • Started at linebacker, making two tackles on defense and two on special teams in win at CAR (11/18).
  • Started at linebacker and posted season-high five tackles, including one for loss vs. ATL (11/25).
  • Posted four tackles, including one for loss, at NO (12/16).
  • Started vs. STL (12/23) and recorded two tackles and a pass defensed.
  • Started in win at STL (12/30) and notched one tackle on defense and three on special teams.


2011 (Buccaneers)

  • Named as the Buccaneers’ special teams captain.
  • Appeared in all 16 games, starting two.
  • Made 24 tackles (21 solo) on defense.
  • Made first start of the season at NO (11/6).
  • Started vs. HOU (11/13) and posted a career-high eight tackles (seven solo) on defense.

 

2010 (Buccaneers)

  • Played in all 16 games with three starts.
  • Posted a career-high 20 special teams tackles.
  • Compiled 18 defensive tackles (13 solo), two passes defensed and one sack.
  • Started in Week 11 at SF (11/21) and made two solo tackles. Also recorded the first sack of his career by dropping Troy Smith for a three-yard loss and notched his first fumble recovery of his career on the team’s first defensive possession.
  • Recovered a fumble on the opening kick of the second half at WAS (12/12).

 

2009 (Buccaneers)

  • Appeared in 15 games and made his first NFL start in Week 14 vs. NYJ (12/13).
  • Ranked third on the team with 15 special teams tackles.
  • Made 13 tackles (10 solo) on defense.

 

2008 (Buccaneers)

  • Played in all 16 games in his second NFL season.
  • Tied for fourth on the team with 12 special teams tackles.

 

2007 (Buccaneers)

  • Appeared in 12 games as a rookie.
  • Made his NFL debut at SEA (9/9).

 

College

  • Played in 22 games with 11 starts for Portland State (2005-06), earning All-American and unanimous All-Big Sky Conference honors for his performance at strongside linebacker.
  • Totaled 123 tackles, 11.0 sacks, 19.0 tackles for loss and seven passes defensed while forcing four fumbles and recovering another with the Vikings.
  • As a senior, was named the league’s Defensive Player of the Year.
  • Spent three years at Colorado State (2002-04) before transferring to Portland State.
  • Majored in business administration.

 

Personal

  • Attended Marina H.S. in Westminster, Calif.
  • Earned all-region honors from PrepStar and was a two-time all-league choice.
  • Posted 90 tackles, including 10 stops for losses, 6.0 sacks, five forced fumbles, three fumble recoveries and two interceptions as a senior.
  • Has traveled to Bahrain, Italy, South Korea, the Persian Gulf, and Spain to greet and visit with U.S. troops stationed overseas.
  • Married to the former Angela Rumore. The couple has one daughter, Jaslyn Faye.
  • Born Adam Hayward on June 23, 1984 in Long Beach, Calif.
Career Stats
SeasonTeamGamesTacklesInterceptionsFumbles
GGSTotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntYdsAvgLngTDsFFFR
TOTAL 170 134 36 1.0 0 5 0 0 -- 0 0 0 2
2014 WAS 8 0 9 6 3 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
2013 TB 16 2 25 18 7 0.0 -- 1 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
2012 TB 16 5 24 18 6 0.0 0 2 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
2011 TB 16 2 32 28 4 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
2010 TB 16 3 29 22 7 1.0 -- 2 -- -- -- -- -- 0 2
2009 TB 15 1 23 19 4 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
2008 TB 16 0 13 11 2 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
2007 TB 12 0 15 12 3 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
Recent Games
WKOppResultTacklesInterceptionsFumbles
TotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntYdsAvgLngTDsFFFR
1 @HOU L 6-17 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2 JAC W 41-10 2 2 0 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
3 @PHI L 34-37 1 1 0 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
4 NYG L 14-45 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
5 SEA L 17-27 2 1 1 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
6 @ARI L 20-30 2 1 1 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
7 TEN W 19-17 1 0 1 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
8 @DAL W 20-17 1 1 0 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --

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