first_img From his long caption, in which he goes into his thoughts on the injury and his Notre Dame career to this point:“I am blessed to have had the opportunity to suit up for this University with the greatest brotherhood I’ve ever known. I am even more blessed to have been granted an opportunity to return next year for my fifth year.”Daelin Hayes, who hails from Ann Arbor, Mich., was a four-star member of Notre Dame’s 2016 recruiting class.Through the first four years of his career, he has played in 35 games for the Fighting Irish, recording 80 total tackles (14.5 for loss), six sacks, two forced fumbles, and four fumble recoveries.He should be a major contributor at defensive end for Notre Dame once again in 2020.Notre Dame is 3-1 after beating Virginia on Saturday, 35-20. Drue Tranquill, Daelin Hayes and other Notre Dame football defenders make a gang tackle against Vanderbilt.SOUTH BEND, IN – SEPTEMBER 15: Khari Blasingame #23 of the Vanderbilt Commodores is stopped by Notre Dame Fighting Irish defenders including Khalid Kareem #53, Daelin Hayes #9 and Drue Tranquill #23 at Notre Dame Stadium on September 15, 2018 in South Bend, Indiana. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)During Saturday’s win over Virginia, Notre Dame defensive end Daelin Hayes suffered a torn labrum. Unfortunately, that injury will cost Hayes the remainder of his senior year.If there is a silver lining for Hayes, it is that the injury occurred in just the fourth game of the season. Hayes had not yet used a redshirt year, so because he played in just four games—the most allowed in a relatively new college football rule for a player to preserve a year of eligibility—he can return for a fifth year without applying for a waiver.Hayes will do just that. He announced the decision via Instagram:last_img

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