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Former NFL corner DJ Hayden has passed away

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By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

Former NFL cornerback D.J. Hayden has passed away. He was 33.

An official cause of death has not been announced yet. However, according to reports, he passed away following a car accident in Houston, Texas.

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He was one of six individuals killed in the collision. Former Houston Cougars player Zach McMillan also passed away in the accident.

Four passed away at the scene, according to the Houston Chronicle. Two others later succumbed to their injuries.

We do not have much information on the crash.

“The Raiders family is mourning the tragic loss of former cornerback D.J. Hayden,” the Raiders said in a statement. “The raiders first round draft pick out of the University of Houston in 2013, D.J. overcame a heart injury sustained in a college practice to play nine years in the NFL, including his first four with the Silver and Black. D.J.’s courage, perseverance, and dedication to his teammates will be fondly remembered by everyone who knew him. The prayers of the entire Raider Nation are with D.J.’s loved ones at this time.”

Hayden was a first round draft pick by the Oakland Raiders (now the Las Vegas Raiders) in the 2013 NFL Draft. He was their 12th overall pick.

He also played for the Detroit Lions, Jacksonville Jaguars, and the Washington Football Team. He played in the league from 2013 through 2021.

Hayden appeared in 92 games in his career. He made 41 starts.

He had 328 tackles, including 15 tackles for a loss, and nine quarterback hits. He also had 4.5 sacks.

Hayden had four interceptions and four forced fumbles. He also had three fumble recoveries with one returned for a touchdown.

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Anthony Caruso III
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Anthony Caruso III is the Publisher of The Capital Sports Report. He has been in the Journalism field since August 2002. Since that time, Mr. Caruso has covered many marquee events. This includes 13 Heisman Trophy ceremonies, 2 Little World Series events, and one Army-Navy College Football game.
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