Mercury Hayes

Wide receiver, American football player

1973 –


Who is Mercury Hayes?

Mercury Wayne Hayes is a former professional American football and Canadian football wide receiver, kickoff returner, and punt returner. He has played in the National Football League for the New Orleans Saints and Atlanta Falcons, and he has played in the Canadian Football League for the Montreal Alouettes. Prior to his professional football experience he was a University of Michigan Wolverines football star. He was drafted with the 136th overall pick in the 5th round of the 1996 National Football League draft.

Although he had a modest professional career, he was involved in many of the University of Michigan's most memorable football moments. He is notable for his game-winning catch in the 1995 Pigskin Classic against the University of Virginia. Hayes also once held the Michigan record for consecutive games with a reception. Hayes was a member of the 1992 Big Ten Champions who won the 1993 Rose Bowl. He had attended Booker T. Washington High School in Houston, Texas.

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Jan 1, 1973
  • University of Michigan

on July 23, 2013


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