Chiles Leads Cast of Valley Football Academic Honorees
Hays will compete with Colby Wickwar for regular long snapping duties this fall ... Also has the size and athleticism to play some special teams.
2012: Saw action in 4 games as a sophomore, including time at No. 23 Louisville (9/8/12) and against eventual FCS national champion North Dakota State (11/3/12) ... Earned MSU Athletic Director's Honor Roll status for fall 2012 and spring 2013 semesters.
2011: Did not play in any games, but was part of the MSU practice squad and spent a good portion of the fall shadowing standout long snapper Kaleb Mueller ... Landed a spot on the MSU Athletic Director's Honor Roll in both the fall 2011 and spring 2012 semesters ... Named to MVFC Commissioner's Academic Excellence Award and MVFC Honor Roll.
High School: Four-year letterman and two-year starter at running back and defensive back for Coach Mike Long at Clinton (Mo.) High ... Was part of an 8-2 effort his sophomore season in 2007 ... Was team captain in 2008 and 2009, earning all-conference honors both seasons and KMZU Dream Team distinction as a senior ... Also played left field for the baseball team four years.
Personal: Hunter Lee Hays was born 7/30/91 in Clinton, Mo. ... Son of Clint and Onalee Hays of Clinton ... Has a brother, Brandon, and two sisters, Hana and Haylee ... Majoring in Cell and Molecular Biology.