Hayes to Play Very Visible Role in Lafayette Passing Attack

Kyle Hayes

Aug. 30, 2011

Just call Kyle Hayes the invisible man.

At Lafayette College's recent football media day, coach Frank Tavani introduced every one of his 27 seniors but one, paused, asked if he forgot anybody, and Hayes sheepishly stood up.

The 6-foot-1, 185-pound Kittatinny High School graduate and Newton, N.J., native must have been equally invisible to opposing defenses last fall. At least once in every Leopards game Hayes was running alone deep in the opposition's secondary as defensive coordinators asked where he came from.

"That's from the coaches, the hours and hours they put in game-planning," Hayes said. "All I had to do was run the play and I happened to be wide-open. Sometimes those are the hardest catches to make -- everyone expects you to make them."

This fall, nearly everybody around the Patriot League expects Hayes to have a terrific season.

For the complete article by Brad Wilson of the Easton (Pa.) Express-Times click here