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#3 Rocky Hayes
Position: DB
Height: 5'11"
Weight: 177
Year: Senior
Hometown: Heflin, Ala.
High School: Cleburne County
Experience: 2 Letters
Rocky Hayes Bio
Courtesy: ArkansasState
Release: 08/27/2012

2014:  Jim Thorpe Award Watch List . . . Named the Sun Belt Conference’s “Best Cover Corner” by Lindy’s . . . Preseason All-Sun Belt Conference selection by Sporting News (first team), Lindy’s (first team), Athlon’s Sports (first team), USA Today Sports (first team) and Phil Steele’s (first team).

2013:  Second Team All-Sun Belt Conference . . . Ranked second in the Sun Belt and tied for 43rd in the nation in passes defended (13 for a 1.00 average per game) . . . Ranked tied for sixth in the Sun Belt in interceptions with three, which also led the team . . . Ranked seventh on the team, but first among corners, with a career-high 46 tackles . . . Tackles total were the second most among the Sun Belt’s top three leaders in passes defended . . . Phil Steele’s Midseason First Team All-Sun Belt Conference . . . Recorded at least one tackle in every game, including seven games with four or more . . . Posted a career-high 7 tackles against Memphis . . . Also had two tackles for loss on the season . . . Lindy’s preseason First Team All-Sun Belt Conference selection . . . Also named Lindy’s “Best Athlete” in the Sun Belt Conference . . . Switched from the offensive side of the ball to cornerback on defense in A-State’s spring camp.

2012:  Made an immediate impact as a true freshman, playing in 13 games and starting four times . . . Finished the year as ASU’s second-leading rusher with 538 yards on just 58 attempts . . . Averaged a school-record 9.3 yards per rush . . . Posted three rushing touchdowns and also caught 10 passes for 45 yards . . . Responsible for ASU’s two longest runs of the year – a 73-yard rush against FIU and a 57-yard touchdown run against Louisiana-Lafayette . . . Rushed for over 50 yards in six games . . . Recorded a season-high 86 rushing yards against the Ragin’ Cajuns, followed by 84-yard effort against the Golden Panthers . . . Tallied a season-high 12 rushing attempts against Middle Tennessee . . . Also returned 20 kickoffs for 380 yards, both team highs . . . Returned four kickoffs for a season-high 72 yards against Troy, which included his longest return of the year of 36 yards . . . Went over 100 all-purpose yards in four games, including a season-high 129 yards against FIU . . . Returned nine punts for 33 yards with a long return of 22 yards at Nebraska.

HIGH SCHOOL:  Three-year varsity letterman . . . All-area selection as a junior and senior and all-state choice as a senior . . . Averaged 90 tackles per season . . . Anniston Star Player of the Week . . . Anniston Star Dandy Dozen selection . . . Finished his senior season with 2,036 all-purpose yards and 17 touchdowns . . . Gained 1,312 yards rushing on 152 carries and scored 11 rushing touchdowns . . . Totaled 507 yards and 4 touchdowns on a total of 15 punt and kickoff returns . . . Hauled in 12 receptions for 217 yards and 2 touchdowns . . . Played in the Alabama-Mississippi All-Star Game as a senior . . . Won the Top Defensive Skills Award at the South Showcase Combine held in Oxford, Miss. . . . Recorded 79 tackles and 8 interceptions on defense (2 returned for TD’s) and posted 300 yards on special teams while also rushing for 1,600 yards and piling up 450 receiving yards with 28 touchdowns as a junior . . . As a sophomore, posted two interceptions on defense . . . Recorded 770 rushing yards and over 400 yards receiving . . . 2-star recruit by Scout.com and 247Sports . . . 247Sports’ No. 44 overall player in the state of Alabama . . . Also recruited by Middle Tennessee, UCF and Troy, among others,

PERSONAL:  Born Dec. 6, 1993 . . . Son of Willie and Renae Hayes.

HAYE’S CAREER DEFENSIVE STATISTICS

Yr.           UT          AT           TOT        TFL         SACK     INT         PBU       FF           FR           BK

2012       0              0              0              0-0          0-0          0-0          0              0              0-0          0

2013       33           13           46           3.0-13    1.0-9      3-43       10           0              0-0          0

Totals    33           13           46           3.0-13    1.0-9      3-43       10           0              0-0          0

HAYES’ CAREER RUSHING STATISTICS

Yr.           ATT        YDS        AVG.     TD           LG

2012       58           538         9.3          3              73

2013       0              0              0.0          0              0

Totals    58           538         9.3          3              73

HAYES’ CAREER RECEIVING STATISTICS

Yr.           No.         YDS        AVG.     TD           LG

2012       10           45           4.5          0              9

2013       1              -4            -4.0        0              0

Totals    11           41           3.7          0              9

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