In his three years as a starter at Pitt, Gerald earned three Big East selections while recording over 100 tackles a season, the first Pitt player to do that since Jerry Olsavsky. He capped off his college career with an outstanding senior campaign, registering 133 tackles – 19 for losses, 2 interceptions, and 4 passes defensed.
Hayes should get plenty of opportunity to demonstrate his run-stopping skills in Arizona . The defense-starved Cardinals allowed 2146 yards rushing in 2002, an average of 134.1 yards per game. It's probable that the Cardinals will be moving him to the strong side, where he lined up for part of the Senior Bowl.
Without a doubt, Pitt fans will continue to follow Gerald Hayes in his new pro football career and be wishing him the best of luck.