Adam Hayward is a linebacker and special teams star for the Washington Redskins. He was drafted by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the sixth round of the 2007 NFL Draft. He played college football at Portland State.
Hayward was one of the Buccaneers’ best special teams player since he was drafted out of Portland State in the sixth round in 2007, and last year he also emerged as a valuable asset on defense. In four seasons with the Buccaneers, Hayward has racked up 58 kick-coverage stops, almost exactly one per contest during his 59-game NFL career. Last year, he was the team leader in that category with 20, and the season before he ranked third with 15. His teammates elected him as their Special Teams Captain in 2010, and his coverage skills helped the Bucs rank seventh in the NFL in opponent punt return average and eighth in opponent kickoff return average.
In 2010, Hayward started three games and contributed 20 tackles, three tackles for loss, one sack, three passes defensed and one fumble recovery. The Buccaneers won all three games that Hayward started, including a season-ending victory in New Orleans that kept the team alive in the playoff race until late on the last day of the regular season.
In addition to his on the field accomplishments, Hayward was named the Tampa Bay Bucs’ 2010 Man of the Year for his involvement in many charitable endeavors in the Tampa Bay community, including breast cancer awareness. He is also deeply involved in the Susan G. Komen organization. Hayward is eligible for the Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year Award.
Hayward wore the featured black reebok 2XL sleeveless in training with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. He has signed the front of the shirt in silver and has added to the back of the collar “Training Worn.”