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Michael Haynes (defensive lineman)

Michael Haynes
Date of birth (1980-09-13) September 13, 1980
Place of birth Brooklyn, New York
Career information
Position(s) Defensive Tackle
College Penn State
NFL draft 2003 / Round: 1 / Pick: 14
Career history
As player
2003–2005 Chicago Bears
2006 New Orleans Saints*
2007 New York Jets*
*Offseason and/or practice roster only
Awards 2002 Big Ten Defensive Player of the Year
Career stats
  • Playing stats at

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 1
  • Personal life 2
  • References 3
  • External links 4

Professional career

He was selected with the 14th overall pick of the 2003 NFL Draft out of Penn State University 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 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

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. 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."

External links

  • Michael Haynes ESPN Profile
Preceded by
Marc Colombo
Bears 1st round draft pick with
Rex Grossman

Succeeded by
Tommie Harris

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