Former Buccaneers Linebacker Geno Hayes Dies

Former Buccaneers Linebacker Geno Hayes Dies

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Geno Hayes played four seasons for the Buccaneers. He was 33.

Geno Hayes, who played for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers for four seasons, succumbed to liver disease on Monday, dying at the age of 33.

WCTV’s Ryan Kelly and Christi McKee reported the news late Monday evening after the station received confirmation of Hayes’ death from Mike Coe, who coaches where Hayes attended high school, Madison County, in Florida. Hayes leaves behind his wife and his two children. The station also reported that Hayes’ liver disease was at Stage 3. He had been in hospice care since last week.

Hayes had been living with liver disease for the past two years according to ESPN’s Jenna Laine. He had been waiting for a liver transplant before entering hospice care.

Hayes played for the Bucs from 2008 through 2011 after the team took him in the sixth round of the 2008 NFL Draft from Florida State. He also played for the Chicago Bears in 2012 and the Jacksonville Jaguars in 2013 and 2014.



Geno Hayes, who played for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers for four seasons, succumbed to liver disease on Monday, dying at the age of 33.