#9 Daelin Hayes / Defensive End

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

Daelin Hayes Announces Return to Notre Dame in 2020

Notre Dame got a bit of bad news on Sunday when Brian Kelly announced that senior defensive end Daelin Hayes suffered a torn labrum and was out for the rest of the season.  It turns out that the 2019 season’s ...

My 5 Favorite Players On The 2019 Notre Dame Football Team

It’s been said that parents can’t pick between their kids, which is true in a Sophie’s Choice kind of way but isn’t true in an “I secretly really like the oldest” kind of way. Most fans will say they can’t ...

Notre Dame Football’s Top 25 Players for 2019: #11-15

Our countdown of the top 25 players on the Notre Dame football roster for 2019 continues today with the players ranked 11th through 15th.  After a healthy dose of defensive linemen yesterday, we’re going to spend the majority of our ...

Defensive Learnings from 11 Notre Dame Football Spring Practices

Of the two units on the Notre Dame football team, the one with the most questions resides with the defense. The offense had been largely intact entering spring practice; most of those who follow the team closely could have predicted ...
Daelin Hayes - Notre Dame DE

Notre Dame Injury Update: Daelin Hayes Could Play vs. Pitt

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 Injury Update: Irish Unsure of Timeline for Hayes

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

Notre Dame Football Top 25 for 2018: #6-10

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

2018 Notre Dame Football Now Or Never: Daelin Hayes

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

11 Players Notre Dame Needs to Have Huge Springs in 2018

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

Is The Notre Dame Front Four The Best Unit On The Defense?

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

Notre Dame Football’s Top 25 Players in 2017: #6-10

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

Stone Cold Lock ’17 Notre Dame Football Player Awards

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

Notre Dame Football 2017 Better Or Worse: Defensive Line

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

Daelin Hayes: 2017 Notre Dame Football Breakout Stars

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 ...
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What Does Mike Elko Have to Work With on Notre Dame DL?

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 ...