Geno Hayes

Geno Hayes was a former American football player who played as a linebacker in the National Football League (NFL). He had a successful college career at Florida State University, where he earned All-ACC honors in 2007.
He was drafted by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the sixth round of the 2008 NFL Draft, and also played for the Chicago Bears and the Jacksonville Jaguars. He died at the age of 33 in 2021 due to liver disease.

Full NameGeno Hayes
ProfessionAmerican professional football player
Date of BirthAugust 10, 1987
Current AgeGeno Hayes passed away on April 26, 2021 at the age of 33
Place of BirthGreenville, Florida, United States
DeathApril 26, 2021
Zodiac SignLeo

Physical Stats

Height6-2 (188cm)
Weight220lb (99kg)
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Past & Current Relationships

Geno Hayes was married to Shevelle Hayes, and they had two children together, a son named Gavyn and a daughter named Gena. He was very close to his family and often volunteered his time to help children in the community. He was also a devout Christian who relied on his faith during his illness.

Early Life & Education

Geno Hayes was born on August 10, 1987, in Greenville, Florida. He attended Madison County High School, where he was a star athlete in football and track.
He led his team to two state runner-up finishes and earned All-America honors from Parade Magazine and USA Today.
He was rated as a four-star recruit and one of the top outside linebackers in the nation by He chose to play college football at Florida State University, where he majored in social science.
Hayes was drafted by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the sixth round of the 2008 NFL Draft. He played for the Buccaneers for four seasons, recording 10 sacks and 6 interceptions.
In 2012, he signed with the Chicago Bears and in 2013, he signed with the Jacksonville Jaguars. He retired from professional football in 2014 due to health issues.


Hayes had a successful career in the NFL, appearing in 101 games and starting in 70 of them. He recorded 401 tackles, 10 sacks, six interceptions, and six forced fumbles during his career.
He was known for his speed, athleticism, and versatility as a linebacker. He played both outside and inside linebacker positions and was able to cover tight ends and running backs in pass coverage. He also contributed on special teams and was a leader in the locker room.

Net worth

Hayes had a net worth of $2 million at the time of his death, according to many sources. His main source of income was his football career, which earned him over $13 million in salary and bonuses.
He also had endorsement deals with Nike and Reebok.
He used his wealth to support various charitable causes, such as the Boys & Girls Club of America, the American Cancer Society, and the Geno Hayes Foundation, which he founded to help underprivileged children in his hometown.
Hayes died on April 26, 2021, at the age of 33, after battling liver disease for two years. He is survived by his wife Shevelle and their two children. He was remembered by his former teammates, coaches, and fans as a passionate, talented, and generous person who loved the game of football and his family.

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