157 Student-Athletes Honored at 3rd Annual Honors Banquet and Awards Ceremony
More than 200 Missouri State student-athletes earn academic distinction
Nine players from field hockey, football volunteer at Boys and Girls Club
More than 200 student-athletes achieve a 3.0 GPA or higher during fall 2012 semester
Chiles Leads Cast of Valley Football Academic Honorees
A regular contributor on special teams last season, Hays expanded his role to the defensive secondary in the spring and will vie for a more permanent role in 2014.
2013: Talented long snapper saw action in 7 games as a junior, including 4 home appearances and time on special teams ... Named to Athletic Director's Honor Roll for fall 2013 and spring 2014 semesters as well as MVFC Honor Roll.
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) ... ... Named to MVFC Commissioner's Academic Excellence Award and MVFC Honor Roll ... 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.