Daelin Hayes is an American football outside linebacker for the Baltimore Ravens of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football for Notre Dame.
Hayes played five seasons for the Notre Dame Fighting Irish and joined the team as an early enrollee. He became a starter as a sophomore after being part of Notre Dame’s defensive line rotation as a freshman.
He recorded 31 tackles and two sacks with a forced fumble as a junior. Hayes suffered a shoulder injury four games into his senior season and used a medical redshirt.
Hayes returned for the fifth season and finished the year with 17 tackles, six tackles for loss, and three sacks with an interception and two forced fumbles.
Hayes was drafted in the fifth round, 171st overall, of the 2021 NFL draft by the Baltimore Ravens. On May 12, 2021, Hayes officially signed with the Ravens.
He was placed on injured reserve with an ankle injury he suffered in Week 3 game against the Detroit Lions on September 27, 2021.
He was activated on December 25, 2021. He was placed back on injured reserve on January 1, 2022. On August 30, 2022, Hayes was waived/injured by the Ravens and placed on injured reserve.