By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
Former NFL player Geno Hayes has passed away. He was 33.
An official cause of death has not been announced yet. However; it was reported last week that Hayes was in hospice care at his parent’s residence in Georgia.
Two years ago, he was diagnosed with liver disease. Before his death, he told ESPN that he believed over-the-counter prescriptions were a factor in his liver damage.
He was a sixth-round draft pick by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers during the 2008 NFL Draft. He spent four seasons with the Buccaneers.
After leaving the Bucs, he spent time with the Chicago Bears and the Jacksonville Jaguars. He spent one season with the Bears and two seasons with the Jaguars.
He last played during the 2014 season with the Jaguars.
Hayes appeared in 101 games in his career, including 70 starts. He had 401 tackles with 48 tackles for a loss and 21 quarterback hits.
Also, he had 10.0 sacks and six interceptions. One of his interceptions was returned for a touchdown.
He also had six forced fumbles and one fumble recovery. He also had 21 pass deflections.
Before playing in the NFL, he played college football with the Florida State Seminoles.
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