TRANSACTION HISTORY: Drafted by Cleveland in the seventh round (219th overall) of the 2015 Draft ... waived on Sept. 5 2015 ... signed by Cleveland to the practice squad on Sept. 6 2015 ... signed from practice squad to Jacksonville’s active roster on Oct. 28, 2015..waived Sept. 3, 2017...claimed by Chargers Sept. 4, 2017.
2016: Played in all 16 games on special teams and at linebacker...totaled nine tackles, including five solo stops. 2015: Spent the first seven weeks of the 2015 season on Cleveland’s practice squad ... played eight games with two starts at WLB and totaled 19 tackles (13 solo), including one tackle for loss ... added five special teams tackles.
COLLEGE: Started all but one of his 52 career games played at USC ... totaled 377 career tackles, 17 passes defensed, six sacks, three forced fumbles and three interceptions ... earned All-Pac-12 honors all four years ... team captain as a junior ... led the team in total tackles for three seasons, becoming the first player to do so since 1979 ... as a senior in 2014, was a semifinalist for the Butkus Award, given to the top linebacker in the nation ... recipient of USC’s Trojan Commitment Award ... graduated from USC with a degree in policy, planning and development.
PERSONAL: Attended Crenshaw High School in Los Angeles ... totaled 66 tackles, two sacks, one interception, one pass defensed, one forced fumble and one fumble recovery ... carried 63 times for 507 yards and nine TDs at running back ... also played basketball and ran track ... given name is Hayes Joseph Pullard III ... native of Los Angeles ... father, Hayes Jr., played for the Los Angeles Lakers ... uncle, Robert, competed as a pole vaulter in the 1976 Olympics.