Michael Haynes (defensive lineman)

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Michael Haynes
No. 97
Position:Defensive end
Personal information
Born: (1980-09-13) September 13, 1980 (age 39)
Brooklyn, New York
Height:6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Weight:283 lb (128 kg)
Career information
High school:Columbus (NJ) Northern Burlington County
College:Penn State
NFL Draft:2003 / Round: 1 / Pick: 14
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Forced fumbles:2
Player stats at NFL.com
Player stats at PFR

Michael Washington Augustis Haynes Jr. (born September 13, 1980) is a former American football defensive end who played five seasons in the National Football League (NFL).

Professional career[edit]

He was selected with the 14th overall pick of the 2003 NFL Draft out of Penn State by the Chicago Bears. Haynes was the first player selected by the Bears with their two first round draft picks in 2003. The Bears used their second first round pick, 22nd overall of the 2003 NFL Draft, to select quarterback Rex Grossman. Haynes struggled throughout his entire career, after the Bears traded for Adewale Ogunleye. Haynes was released from the Bears in 2006 roster cutdown. He was signed by the New Orleans Saints and was declared inactive for one game before being released. On August 31, 2007, Haynes signed with the New York Jets. On September 1, 2007 the Jets cut him.

Personal life[edit]

He is the son of both Army and Air Force parents. He lived in many places around the world growing up including the Republic of Panama where he was coached in football by legendary head coach, Louis Husted. While there he attended Balboa High School. After his parents relocated to McGuire Air Force Base in New Jersey, Haynes enrolled at Northern Burlington County Regional High School.[1] He played volleyball, basketball, track, and football. He has an older brother, Curtis and a younger brother, Leshawn.

Haynes earned a Bachelor of Science in agricultural sciences from Penn State in 2003.

He currently is a high school football and soccer coach in Crowley, Texas.


  1. ^ Haugh, David. "Haynes hopes he's answer", Chicago Tribune, June 24, 2003. Accessed July 17, 2008. "They chose McGuire Air Force Base 18 miles south of Trenton, N.J., and Haynes attended nearby Northern Burlington High."

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Preceded by
Marc Colombo
Bears 1st round draft pick with
Rex Grossman

Succeeded by
Tommie Harris