Lebanon High School
TE / LB
Hayden is a two-time varsity letterman in both football and baseball at Lebanon High School. He was named 1st team All-Conference as an outfielder and 2nd team All-State as a sophomore in baseball. Hayden helped his varsity baseball team take 2nd in state at the 5A state championship game this year. Hayden played in the All State football game this year and looks forward to playing in the Les Schwab Bowl. In the weight room, Hayden prides himself on his current squat weight of 410 pounds and bench of 225 pounds. He recently ran a 40 in 4.69 seconds. He is big but fast! Inside the classroom, Hayden carries a 3.8 GPA. On his free time, Hayden enjoys hanging out with his friends and family, camping, fishing, traveling, and sleeping. Hayden has overcame a huge obstacle in his sports career early in his sophomore year when he had his first sports injury. The summer after freshman year, surgery was needed to repair a crack in the elbow that forced Hayden to let go of being a quarterback and kept him out of most of his sophomore season of football. He overcame this obstacle and tried a new position for the first time when he was able to come back, tight end, and realized he could also be successful in another position. He pushed himself both on and off the field and has come back stronger than ever. As his parents we admire his ability to overcome this tough obstacle that set him on the bench for the first time in his life, watching his teammates while he healed. I think it was harder for us than him. Outside of playing football and baseball, Hayden really enjoys helping out at local sports camps, as well as teaching his younger brothers all his knowledge of the games of baseball and football. Hayden looks forward to his final two years of high school as he continues to prepare for a future in college football.