Sam Hayward

  • Pos Edge
  • Height 6-3
  • Weight 205

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  • High School Providence
  • City Jacksonville, FL
  • Class 2025

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H.S. Athletic Background

Also competes in a variety of track & field events: javelin, 100, 200, 400 and pole vaulting.
Two-time state qualifier in the javelin, finishing 6th as a 9th grader and 6th as a 10th grader at the Florida's 1A championship.
2023: Two-way player as a junior at Providence. Got snaps primarily as a stand-up edge rusher, but was also deployed as a TE/WR. Credited with 45 tackles (15 TFL), 8 sacks, 8 QBH and a FF on defense. Also blocked a punt and racked up 102 yards of offense.
2022: Racked up 37 tackles (12 TFL), 24 QBH, 4.5 sacks and 4 FF per MaxPreps. Also caught 12 passes for 174 yards and 2 TD on offense.
-Andrew Ivins


  • Reggie Hayward Father

    Former Iowa State DE (1997-2000). 3x All-Big 12 selection and a 2022 inductee into the Cyclones’ Hall of Fame. Selected in the 3rd round of the 2001 NFL Draft by the Denver Broncos. Also spent time with the Jacksonville Jaguars. Totaled 39.5 career sacks while in the league.

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