The two teams will tangle in a key SEC West showdown
2012 (FRESHMAN): Has played in 12 games as a true freshman, with his 12 tackles including eight solo stops ... has been credited for one quarterback hurry. Western Kentucky: Made his collegiate debut by recording one solo tackle. Arkansas: Recorded his first career quarterback hurry, in win against the Razorbacks. Florida Atlantic: Registered a season-high five tackles, including two solo stops. Mississippi: Had one solo tackle in win against the Rebels. Missouri: Totaled two tackles, including a solo stop against the Tigers. Tennessee: Registered one solo tackle in win against the Vols. Western Carolina: Had one solo tackle in the shutout victory. Auburn: Registered a solo tackle in Iron Bowl shutout win.
HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Comes to the Capstone as a consensus four-star prospect ... starred at both linebacker and running back at Thomasville High School where he led the Tigers to the 2010 Alabama 4A State Championship ... ESPNU lists him as the 10th-best outside linebacker in the nation and had him at No. 121 in the ESPNU 150 ... also 56th in the southeast by ESPNU and No. 8 in Alabama ... 247sports.com has Hayes at No. 126 in their Top247 and the No. 10 outside linebacker nationally ... Scout.com lists him as the No. 11 outside linebacker while he is No. 151 in the Rivals250 and the No. 6 talent in Alabama ... SuperPrep All-American and the publication's No. 34 linebacker as well as the No. 10 player in the state of Alabama ... No. 6 in the Mobile Press-Register's Elite 18 and No. 44 in the Super Southeast 120 ... No. 6 on the Birmingham News Super Seniors list ... PrepStar All-Southeast Region selection ... recorded 97 tackles as a senior at Thomasville with five sacks, two fumble recoveries and one interception on the defensive side of the football while rushing for 716 yards on offense with 11 rushing touchdowns ... as a junior in 2010 had 69 stops with 12 tackles for loss, three sacks, three forced fumbles and four fumble recoveries while rushing for 393 yards with 131 yards receiving ... two-time first-team Alabama Sports Writers Association All-State selection ... coached by Jack Hankins ... chose Alabama over Auburn and Southern Miss.