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Daelin Hayes

  • Height: 6-4
  • Weight: 264
  • Hometown: Belleville, MI
  • School: Skyline
  • Composite Ranking:
  • National Ranking: 133
  • Positional Ranking: 10
Daelin Hayes - Notre Dame DE

Brian Kelly gave the media some good injury news on Thursday when discussing the availability of junior defensive end Daelin Hayes.  According to the Notre Dame head coach, Hayes has been cleared and we could see him as early as ...
Daelin Hayes - Notre Dame DE

Notre Dame played the entire first half without its starting DROP end Daelin Hayes on Saturday after the junior suffered a stinger against Stanford.  They ended up playing the entire second game without their backup DROP as well after Julian ...
Notre Dame QB Brandon Wimbush

We have reached the top 10 in our countdown of the top 25 football players on the Notre Dame roster in 2018.  We’re now getting into the area of Notre Dame’s elite players.  The players who could start for almost ...
Daelin Hayes - Notre Dame DE

Hayes is a bit of an outlier in the “Now Or Never” series. I don’t ever see him losing his job, at least not permanently. But, from an expectations standpoint, 2019 is likely the season when we find out if ...
Dexter Williams - Notre Dame RB

We’re about to get our yearly taste of spring football with the Irish set for their first of 15 practices on Tuesday.  Notre Dame heads into the spring with a new defensive coordinator and a quarterback competition on their hands. ...
Daelin Hayes - Notre Dame DE

Because I’m very smart and know lots of things, I ranked the Notre Dame defensive line the second worst unit on the team prior to the season. This was in lieu of the assurances from the defensive coaches throughout the ...
Equanimeous St. Brown - Notre Dame WR

We’ve reached the top 10 of countdown of the Top 25 Notre Dame football players for 2017 and have just one more installment left after today.  Today’s set of players includes a few intriguing players whose rankings right now are ...
Daelin Hayes - Notre Dame DE

We are less than two weeks from the opening of the 2017 season against Temple, classes have started, so it’s time to make some guesses. The Fighting Irish recently completed their big pre-season scrimmage, the depth chart is coming together, ...
Jay Hayes - Notre Dame DE

In the latest installment of the Better or Worse series, we get into the nitty gritty: the defensive line. This is where titles are won. Up the middle, in the trenches, among the big uglies, as they say. Let’s be ...
Daelin Hayes - Notre Dame DE

For Notre Dame to rebound from last year’s 4-8 campaign this fall, the Fighting Irish are going to need a lot of players to step up and become breakout stars this year.  A very young team in 2016, Notre Dame ...
Notre Dame DE Daelin Hayes (

New Notre Dame defensive coordinator Mike Elko has his work cut out for him with the Irish defense but nowhere is that more apparent than the defensive line.  Despite featuring two veteran, potential star linemen in 2016, the Notre Dame ...

When it rains it pours, the hits just keep on coming, if it wasn’t for bad luck I’d have no luck at all, kick a man while he’s down, and just when you thought things couldn’t get worse you go ...

The long national nightmare known as “summer” is almost over and the wait for football is coming to an end.  Notre Dame kicks off its 2016 season in just a few days and the Irish will be looking to win ...
Daelin Hayes Commits to Notre Dame

Notre Dame is in desperate need of a pass rusher along its rebuilt defensive line.  It sounds like the Irish might be ready to look to true freshman Daelin Hayes to be that pass rusher based on Brian Kelly’s remarks ...

Notre Dame wrapped up its first week of fall camp for 2016 on Saturday.  After the final practice of the week Brian Kelly met with the media.  Thanks to WatchND we have the full video (above) and thanks to a ...