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Nick Hayden
DT #98
Height:
6-4
Weight:
292
College:
Wisconsin
Hometown:
Hartland, Wis.
Experience:
3
Defensive
YearTeamGTotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntTDsYdsAvgLng
TOTAL 44 97 64 33 2 0 1 0 0 0 -- 0
2013 DAL 16 44 25 19 0 0 0 -- -- -- -- --
2011 CIN 2 2 2 0 0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- --
2010 CAR 14 31 20 11 1 -- 1 -- -- -- -- --
2009 CAR 10 17 15 2 1 -- 0 -- -- -- -- --
2008 CAR 2 3 2 1 0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- --

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Bio

TRANSACTIONS
Waived by Carolina (9/3/11)...Signed as a free agent from practice squad by Carolina (12/20/08)... Signed to practice squad by Carolina (8/31/08)...Waived by Carolina (8/30/08)...Selected by Carolina in the sixth round (181st overall) of the 2008 NFL Draft (4/27/08).

GP/GS
Career (26/13) [1/0]; 2010 (14/10); 2009 (10/2); 2008 (2/1) [1/0].

2010
Played in 14 games, starting the last 10 at left defensive tackle for Carolina...Recorded a career-high 51 tackles, one sack, two quarterback pressures and one pass defensed...Contributed to defense that ranked seventh in the NFL in average yards per play...Inactive at the New York Giants (9/12) and versus Cincinnati (9/26)...Vs. Chicago (10/10): Gathered a season-high seven tackles...Shared a sack with linebacker James Anderson, dropping Bears quarterback Todd Collins for a nine-yard loss...Vs. Atlanta (12/12): Equaled season high of seven tackles...Combined with defensive end Everette Brown to sack Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan for a 12-yard loss.

2009
Played in 10 games with three starts at left defensive tackle...Inactive for six games, missing the game at Atlanta (9/20) with a toe injury...Posted 31 tackles, one sack and one quarterback hurry...Contributed to defense that finished fourth in the NFL in pass defense, eighth in total defense and ninth in scoring defense and recorded 18 takeaways in the final six games...Vs. Tampa Bay (12/6): Collected first-career sack, dropping Buccaneers quarterback Josh Freeman for a two-yard loss.

2008
Played in two games with one start...Spent the first 14 weeks of the regular season on the Panthers practice squad before being signed to the active roster (12/20)...Posted three tackles and two quarterback hurries...At New York (12/21): Made NFL debut and saw action as reserve defensive tackle...At New Orleans (12/28): Started first NFL game and recorded two tackles and two quarterback pressures...NFC Divisional Playoffs Vs. Arizona (1/10): Appeared as reserve defensive tackle and notched one tackle and one quarterback hurry.

COLLEGE
Played in 44 games, starting the final 39 games of his career, at Wisconsin...Compiled 132 tackles, 10 sacks, one forced fumble, six fumble recoveries, which tie for the third most in school history, six passes defensed and two blocked two kicks...2007 (Sr.): All-Big Ten Conference honorable mention...Started all 13 games...Recorded 48 tackles, 4.5 sacks, a team-leading three fumble recoveries, two passes defensed and one blocked kick...2006 (Jr.): Started all 13 games...Posted 27 tackles and one blocked kick...2005 (So.): All-Big Ten Conference honorable mention...Started all 13 games...Led the Badgers with 5.5 sacks and three fumble recoveries...Registered 56 tackles, one forced fumble and four passes defensed...2004 (Fr.): Played in five games...Contributed one tackle.

PERSONAL
Attended Arrowhead HS in Hartland, Wis....Majored in agricultural journalism at Wisconsin.

TRANSACTIONS
Waived by Carolina (9/3/11)...Signed as a free agent from practice squad by Carolina (12/20/08)... Signed to practice squad by Carolina (8/31/08)...Waived by Carolina (8/30/08)...Selected by Carolina in the sixth round (181st overall) of the 2008 NFL Draft (4/27/08).

GP/GS
Career (26/13) [1/0]; 2010 (14/10); 2009 (10/2); 2008 (2/1) [1/0].

2010
Played in 14 games, starting the last 10 at left defensive tackle for Carolina...Recorded a career-high 51 tackles, one sack, two quarterback pressures and one pass defensed...Contributed to defense that ranked seventh in the NFL in average yards per play...Inactive at the New York Giants (9/12) and versus Cincinnati (9/26)...Vs. Chicago (10/10): Gathered a season-high seven tackles...Shared a sack with linebacker James Anderson, dropping Bears quarterback Todd Collins for a nine-yard loss...Vs. Atlanta (12/12): Equaled season high of seven tackles...Combined with defensive end Everette Brown to sack Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan for a 12-yard loss.

2009
Played in 10 games with three starts at left defensive tackle...Inactive for six games, missing the game at Atlanta (9/20) with a toe injury...Posted 31 tackles, one sack and one quarterback hurry...Contributed to defense that finished fourth in the NFL in pass defense, eighth in total defense and ninth in scoring defense and recorded 18 takeaways in the final six games...Vs. Tampa Bay (12/6): Collected first-career sack, dropping Buccaneers quarterback Josh Freeman for a two-yard loss.

2008
Played in two games with one start...Spent the first 14 weeks of the regular season on the Panthers practice squad before being signed to the active roster (12/20)...Posted three tackles and two quarterback hurries...At New York (12/21): Made NFL debut and saw action as reserve defensive tackle...At New Orleans (12/28): Started first NFL game and recorded two tackles and two quarterback pressures...NFC Divisional Playoffs Vs. Arizona (1/10): Appeared as reserve defensive tackle and notched one tackle and one quarterback hurry.

COLLEGE
Played in 44 games, starting the final 39 games of his career, at Wisconsin...Compiled 132 tackles, 10 sacks, one forced fumble, six fumble recoveries, which tie for the third most in school history, six passes defensed and two blocked two kicks...2007 (Sr.): All-Big Ten Conference honorable mention...Started all 13 games...Recorded 48 tackles, 4.5 sacks, a team-leading three fumble recoveries, two passes defensed and one blocked kick...2006 (Jr.): Started all 13 games...Posted 27 tackles and one blocked kick...2005 (So.): All-Big Ten Conference honorable mention...Started all 13 games...Led the Badgers with 5.5 sacks and three fumble recoveries...Registered 56 tackles, one forced fumble and four passes defensed...2004 (Fr.): Played in five games...Contributed one tackle.

PERSONAL
Attended Arrowhead HS in Hartland, Wis....Majored in agricultural journalism at Wisconsin.

 

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