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J.J. Hayes
J.J. Hayes

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Diboll, Texas

High School:
Diboll HS

Last College:
Navarro JC

Height / Weight:
6-3 / 210

Position:
WR

Experience:
1L

2010: Missed two games to injury but still led team with 52 receptions and 745 receiving yards ... His 745 yards rank as the fifth-best single season total in Lamar history, while the 52 catches rank sixth ... Was second on the team with six receiving touchdowns ... Scored the first points in newly refurbished Provost Umphrey Stadium, a 25-yarder from Andre Bevil in the Cards' 21-14 win over Webber International (9/11) ... Tied a school record one week later with three touchdown receptions in Lamar's 29-28 win at Southeastern Louisiana (9/18) ... Scored the game-winning 19-yard touchdown with 1:52 to play against SLU ... Twice had nine catches in a game, once for 90 yards and a touchdown at McNeese State (9/4) and for 105 yards against Sam Houston State (10/2) ... Had 150 yards receiving in the season finale against Oklahoma Panhandle State (11/20), the fifth-best single game total in Lamar history ... Had a 63-yard catch against OPSU for his long of the season ... Also had 138 yards receiving and a touchdown at Georgia State (11/6).

Junior College: Led Navarro in receiving in 2009 by catching 31 passes for 467 yards and seven touchdowns ... Helped lead team to 11-1 record, a No. 3 ranking in the 2009 final national junior college poll and a 37.3 points-per-game scoring average ... Earned honorable mention on the All-Southwest Junior College Football Conference team.

High School: Played for coach Gary Martel at Diboll High School ... Led team with 35 receptions for 573 yards and 10 touchdowns as senior ... Earned first-team all-district honors and won Diboll's Lumberjack Heart Award as the team's most improved player ... Also played basketball and soccer and ran track.

Personal: Jefferson Hayes was born on Aug. 10, 1989, in Fort Benning, Georgia ... Son of Wendy Riggins ... Majoring in kinesiology.

11/17/2013

Cards win 46-45 thriller over Stephen F. Austin

Ball nails game-winning 41-yard field goal with 15 seconds left

03/16/2012

Football starts spring practices Tuesday

Cardinals gear up for third season of competition

11/22/2011

Hayes, Oden earn second-team All-Conference honors

Cardinals place six on honorable-mention list

11/21/2011

Lamar set or tied 13 football records in 2011

J.J. Hayes led the Southland Conference with a school record 951 receiving yards in 2011

11/19/2011

Lamar closes season with 45-17 loss to McNeese State

Cardinals finished Southland Conference season with 2-5 mark

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