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Height: 6'0"
Weight: 185
Year: Redshirt Junior
Hometown: Loganville, Ga.
High School: Grayson


Career Statistics

CAREER: Lettered three seasons (2016-17-18) … in 30 career games (13 starts), carded 97 tackles, 6.0 TFL, 1.5 sacks and eight PBUs ... finished with 11 games with 5+ tackles including a career-high 10 stops against Florida State in 2017 ... recorded multiple PBUs against Northwestern (3) and Virginia Tech (2) in 2017 ... on the field for 1,125 career snaps.

2018 Game-by-Game Statistics
Played in seven games with two starting assignments, against Clemson and Wake Forest ... totaled 23 tackles, 1.5 TFL and one PBU ... logged 3+ tackles in four games including a season-high eight stops against Wake Forest ... had six stops at No. 2 Clemson ... posted five tackles, 1.0 TFL and one pass breakup versus North Carolina after being pressed into action due to injury and helped the Blue Devils to their third consecutive victory against the Tar Heels ... recorded 0.5 TFL at Miami as Duke picked up its first win in Miami since 1976 … on the field for 194 snaps.

2017 Game-by-Game Statistics
Played in all 13 games with nine starting assignments ... totaled 50 tackles, 3.0 TFL, 1.0 sack and seven PBUs ... logged 3+ tackles in eight games including a season-high 10 stops against Florida State ... had nine tackles at Virginia ... posted seven tackles, 2.0 TFL and 1.0 sack versus Pittsburgh ... recorded multiple PBUs against Northwestern (3) and Virginia Tech (2) ... coupled with teammates Mark Gilbert (15), Jeremy McDuffie (9) and Bryon Fields Jr. (7) to give Duke the lone foursome in the ACC with 7+ PBUs each ... on the field for 684 snaps.

2016 Game-by-Game Statistics
Played in 10 games with two starts ... missed the Army West Point and Georgia Tech weeks ... earned starting assignments against Notre Dame and Virginia ... recorded 24 tackles, 1.5 TFL and 0.5 sack ... had 5+ tackles in three games including a season-high eight stops against Virginia ... posted seven tackles at Notre Dame and five stops at Northwestern ... first career sack came in the win at Notre Dame ... on the field for 247 snaps.

2015: Did not see game action.

PRIOR TO DUKE: Four-year letterwinner at Grayson High School under coach Mickey Conn ... rated the No. 65 safety in the country by ... selected to play in the Semper Fidelis All-American Bowl following senior campaign and intercepted a pass in the contest to help limit the West squad to just 250 total yards of offense in a 24-3 East victory ... also selected to the Rivalries of Gwinnett All-Star Game after senior year ... served as team captain as a senior and carded 91 tackles, 19 PBUs and five INTs ... helped the Rams to a 10-2 mark as a senior and share of the 6A Region 8 title with a 7-1 record ... named the Atlanta WXIA-TV 11Alive Team 11 Athlete of the Week for August 29, 2014, after recording 10 tackles and an INT for a TD against Gainesville in the season opener ... Touchdown Club of Gwinnett all-county selection as a senior ... during junior year, tallied 80 tackles and five INTs ... selected to play in the Rising Seniors bowl after junior campaign ... as a sophomore, booked 30 tackles with one caused fumble and three pass breakups ... team finished 10-2 and advanced to the second round of the Georgia High School Athletic Association 6A playoffs ... Grayson won the state championship during freshman season with a 15-0 record ... squad finished freshman year ranked No. 4 nationally in the MaxPreps Xcellent25.

PERSONAL: Born March 14, 1997 ... graduated from Duke in December, 2018, with a degree in cultural anthropology and certificate in markets and management ... father of Josie Myla Hayes, born January 2, 2018 ... son of Darrell Hayes and Sandra Bramer.

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