Geno Hayes Biography – Geno Hayes Wiki
Geno Hayes (born Eugene Antonio Hayes) was an American professional football player. He played as a linebacker in the National Football League (NFL) for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers from 2008 to 2011, the Chicago Bears in 2012, and the Jacksonville Jaguars from 2013 to 2014.
Born in Greenville, Florida, Hayes attended Madison County High School, where he played football and ran track. He earned All-America first team honors from Parade Magazine, and second-team USA Today All-America honors. He played college football for the Florida State Seminoles.
He was selected by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the sixth round of the 2008 NFL Draft. He went on to play for the Chicago Bears and Jacksonville Jaguars in the NFL. He made 70 starts during his NFL career, totaling 401 tackles, 10 sacks, 6 interceptions and 6 forced fumbles.
Geno Hayes Age
He was born on August 10, 1987, in Greenville, Florida. He died on April 26, 2021, in Valdosta, Georgia. He was 33.
Geno Hayes Wife
Who was Geno Hayes married to? He was married to his wife, Shevelle Hayes.
Geno Hayes Kids
He had two children Gemarii Hayes and Skyler Hayes with his wife, Shevelle Hayes.
Geno Hayes Family
He is survived by his wife, Shevelle, and children Gemarii and Skyler.
Geno Hayes Death
The former Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Florida State linebacker passed away on April 26, 2021, at age 33, after being diagnosed with liver disease two years ago and while awaiting a liver transplant.
“We are deeply saddened to learn of Geno Hayes’ passing,” the Bucs said in a statement. “During his time with the Buccaneers, Geno was a beloved teammate and often the first player to volunteer his time to our efforts in the community. He frequently visited schools and had a remarkable ability to connect with children. Losing him at such a young age is heartbreaking. Our thoughts are with his family.”
New York Jets coach Robert Saleh, who coached Hayes while with the Jaguars as an assistant, said a statement: “My prayers and thoughts are with Geno Hayes’ family and loved ones after his untimely passing. Having the opportunity to spend time with him, I saw Geno’s passion and love for not only football but for life itself. He was an amazing person who left a mark on everyone who had the pleasure of connecting with him.”
FSU coach Mike Norvell tweeted “Thoughts and prayer for the family and friends of Hayes. He lived his life as a tremendous Seminole who impacted so many throughout his journey on and off the field. His legacy will live on. #RIP #NoleFamily.”
Geno Hayes Cause of Death
Geno Hayes’ cause of death was the liver disease.
Geno Hayes Health
Hayes was diagnosed with chronic liver disease two years ago. He had been hospitalized over 20 times in the past year. In an interview with ESPN Hayes said he had been placed on a waiting list for a transplant at the Mayo Clinic and Northwestern Medicine.
Hayes told ESPN that he believed over-the-counter pain medicines he took during his time in the NFL, as well as his family’s history of liver disease, led to his condition. His health began deteriorating rapidly in March 2021. On April 22, 2021, he was placed in hospice care at his parents’ home in Valdosta, Georgia.
Geno Hayes Height
He was 6 feet 1 inches (1.85 m) tall.
Geno Hayes Net Worth
He signed a two-year, $2 million contract with the Jacksonville Jaguars on March 13, 2013.