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10   Eugene Hayes
Eugene Hayes

Class:
Sophomore

Hometown:
Greenville, FL

High School:
Madison Co.

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 215

Position:
LB


At Florida State: True sophomore listed as the first team weakside linebacker as preseason practice begins...one of two true freshmen to play in all 13 games a year ago...saw action as a reserve linebacker and on special teams...one of the nation's most heavily recruited linebackers out of Madison County High School...great speed makes him a perfect fit for the weakside spot at Florida State.

Freshman Year (2005): Joined fellow linebacker Derek Nicholson as one of two true freshmen to have appeared in all 13 games in 2005 ...notched 17 (13 solo) tackles, broke up one pass, and had two quarterback hurries...played mostly on special teams but also saw time as a substitute at weakside linebacker...tallied a career-high three tackles at Clemson and scored Florida State's only touchdown of the game, recovering a blocked punt in the endzone...tied that career-high with three solo stops in the Orange Bowl vs. Penn State.

High School: The No. 3 linebacker in the country according to Tom Lemming of ESPN.com...a four-star player by Rivals.com...rated No. 36 overall player in the country and the No. 3 rated outside linebacker...rated the No. 5 player in Florida by Rivals.com...rated the No. 7 player in Florida according to Superprep...a second team All USA Today football team...a first team Parade All-American...played in the CaliFlorida All-star game...tackled a California player on the last play of the game to help hold the Florida team to victory...led the Florida team in tackle with six and had three tackles for loss...as a senior had 124 stops with 27 for loss and 11 sacks...joins teammate Charlie Graham at Florida State...chose Florida State over Tennessee and Clemson.

Personal: Born August 10, 1987...has not yet decided on a major.

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