UND Roster

2017-18 Football Roster

#93 Jay Hayes

Defensive Line

Height 6'3''
Weight 290 lbs.
Class Senior
Hometown Brooklyn, NY
High School Poly Prep Country Day

Tackles: 3, 2x, last at NC State, Oct. 8, 2016 (1-2) Tackles for loss: 0.5, vs. Syracuse, Oct. 1, 2016


Played in 10 games Recorded 10 tackles Registered a career-best three tackles at NC State (Oct. 8) Collected an assisted tackle for loss vs. Syracuse (Oct. 1)


One of four scholarship sophomores who did not see the field Joined Justin Brent, Jimmy Byrne and Corey Holmes as second-year players who helped the Irish on their scout teams


Played in the season’s final three games (Louisville, USC and LSU) Spent most of his first year on Notre Dame’s scout team Moved off the scout team and into the regular defensive line rotation following the injuries to Jarron Jones and Sheldon Day Picked up a solo tackle vs. Louisville (Nov. 22) Added an assisted tackle in the Music City Bowl victory over No. 22 LSU (Dec. 30)


Ranked as 192nd best player nationally by 247Sports and 233rd by Rivals.com and Scout.com Named to USA Today American Family Insurance All-USA New York team for 2013 Helped Poly Prep Country Day School in Brooklyn, New York, to 7-1 mark in 2013 as team outscored opponents 272-107 Three-time first-team all-city pick by MSG Varsity All-Northeast Region preseason pick for 2013 First-team all-metro selection as a junior defensive tackle in 2012 Named to MaxPreps U.S. Air Force Sophomore All-America second team All-city selection as a sophomore by New York Post Played for United States Under-19 National team in International Bowl against Team Canada Attended same high school as former Irish center Eric Olsen, center JW Jordan and running back Marcus Wilson Helped teach football in Bedford-Stuyvesant communities via his participation with Gridiron Group Enrolled in the College of Arts and Letters, majoring in film, television and theatre