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Rick Stroud, Greg Auman and Matt Baker

Meet Geno Hayes

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April

Hayesbio Linebacker FSU, 6-1, 226 Round 6, 175th pick
Highlights/stats

Finished 2007 with 80 tackles, second-most for FSU, and his career with 156 in 35 games (21 starts). … Scored two touchdowns, on a punt block and 38-yard interception return. … Played same position and wore same number as former Seminole Derrick Brooks.
THE VERDICT
His stock was hurt dramatically by character concerns stemming from a nightclub altercation with police that resulted in three charges. Hayes met the terms of a pretrial diversion program this year to resolve the matter. Linebacker is, arguably, the Bucs’ deepest unit. But Hayes could make the team through special teams.

(Times photo -- Scott Keeler. Click to enlarge.)

[Last modified: Wednesday, May 26, 2010 3:01pm]

    

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