Casey Hayward Jr. was born on September 9, 1989, he is an American football cornerback for the Atlanta Falcons of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Vanderbilt. Hayward was drafted by the Green Bay Packers in the second round of the 2012 NFL Draft and played for the San Diego / Los Angeles Chargers for five seasons.
Hayward ultimately chose to attend Vanderbilt University because of the school’s academic ranking and the fact that the school is a member of the Southeastern Conference. He immediately played during his freshman year and made his permanent move to cornerback as a Nickelback and also on special teams
In 2009, he was promoted to the starting role and played in every game, although he did miss most of two games due to injury. He was named the defensive player of the week against LSU after contributing 13 tackles (eight solo) with 4 for a loss. He was also named the team’s most valuable defensive back.
In Week 1 against the Cincinnati Bengals, Hayward recorded a team-high 12 tackles (12 solo) and two pass deflections during the 16–13 win. He was named the AFC Defensive Player of the Week for his performance in Week 1. In Week 16 against the Denver Broncos, Hayward recorded his first interception of the season off a pass thrown by Drew Lock before exiting the game with a hamstring injury.
Without Hayward, the Chargers won the game 19–16. On January 1, 2021, Hayward was placed on injured reserve. He finished the season with 41 tackles, eight passes defended, and one interception. On March 13, 2021, Hayward was released by the Chargers. On March 17, 2022, Hayward signed a two-year, $11 million contract with the Atlanta Falcons. He was placed on injured reserve on October 18, 2022, after suffering a shoulder injury in Week 6.
Contract and Salary
He signed a 4 year, $96,000,000 contract, including a $21,500,000 signing bonus, $70,000,000 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $24,000,000.
He has an estimated net worth of between $1 million to $3 million.
He is 6 feet tall
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He is 83 kg