Pro Highlights

  • Tied for No. 1 on the Packers in INTs (three, CB Tramon Williams) and was No. 2 in fumble recoveries (two) in 2014.
  • Tied for No. 1 on the team (LB Julius Peppers) and No. 7 in the NFL in 2014 for total takeaways with five (three INTs, two fumble recoveries).
  • Returned an INT 82 yards for a TD vs. Chicago in Week 10 and a fumble 49 yards for a TD vs. Philadelphia in Week 11 last season, becoming the first Green Bay player to register a defensive TD in back-to-back weeks since LB Keith McKenzie in 1999 (Weeks 13-14).
  • In 2014, was one of only two players in the NFL to register an INT return for a TD and a fumble recovery for a TD (DE J.J. Watt).
  • Endured what was mostly a lost season in 2013 after his promising rookie debut in 2012. Battled a nagging hamstring injury beginning in training camp that limited him to just three games during the regular season and ultimately landed him on injured reserve on Nov. 23.
  • As a rookie in 2012, demonstrated the playmaking ability that made him a standout at the college level, playing in all 16 games, starting seven and finishing with 55 tackles (43 solo) and a forced fumble, while also leading the club with six INTs and 25 passes defensed.
  • His six INTs led all NFL rookies, ranked tied for fifth in the league among all players, and were the most by a Packers rookie since CB Mike McKenzie had six in 1999.
  • Served as the team’s nickel CB early in the season before entering the starting lineup in Week 7 at St. Louis as a replacement for the injured Sam Shields (shin/ankle). Reassumed the No. 3 CB role upon Shields’ return to the lineup in Week 15, playing out the remainder of the regular season and both playoff games in that capacity.
  • Earned NFL Defensive Rookie of the Month honors for October 2012 after collecting 12 tackles (nine solo), four INTs and eight passes defensed over a four-game stretch that saw the Packers post a 3-1 record.
  • Drafted by the Packers with the second of two second-round selections (No. 62 overall), a pick obtained in a draft-day trade with New England in exchange for the Packers’ third-round pick (No. 90) and their fifth-round selection (No. 163).
  • Became the highest-drafted defensive back out of Vanderbilt since CB Fred Vinson in 1999, who was selected by the Packers in the second round (No. 47 overall).


A two-time All-Southeastern Conference selection by both the league’s coaches and writers who also earned various All-America recognition following his senior year…Appeared in 50 games with 37 starts during his four seasons, posting 198 tackles (148 solo), 15 interceptions, 46 passes defensed and three forced fumbles…Set the school record for passes defensed in both a career and single season (17 in both 2010 and 2011), and his interception total also tied Leonard Coleman (1980-83) for the most in school history…Started all 37 games over his final three seasons and posted 13 of his 15 career INTs over the final two…Earned his degree in sociology, graduating in May 2013…Senior season (2011): Started all 13 games, earning second-team All-SEC honors from the coaches and media for the second straight season…Named second-team All-American by the Walter Camp Foundation, and Yahoo! Sports…Registered a career-high seven interceptions, which tied him for No. 3 in the nation…Recorded 62 tackles (46 solo), including 6½ for a loss…Matched his career high with 17 passes defensed and added a forced fumble…Also saw action on offense, carrying the ball five times for 60 yards (12.0 avg.) on the season…Posted a 50-yard interception return for a TD vs. Connecticut (Sept. 10), the first score of his career, with just under seven minutes remaining to tie the game at 21 in an eventual 24-21 Vanderbilt win…Posted a career-high two interceptions at South Carolina (Sept. 24)…In his final collegiate game, matched his career high with two interceptions and added eight tackles vs. Cincinnati (AutoZone Liberty Bowl, Dec. 31)...Junior season (2010): Started all 12 contests and earned second-team All-SEC recognition from both the coaches and media…Posted a career-best 17 passes defensed, good for No. 1 in the SEC and No. 3 in the country…Recorded six interceptions, which ranked second in the conference and tied for fifth nationally…Registered career highs in tackles (70) and solo tackles (59)…Posted at least one pass defensed in 10 of 12 games and at least three tackles in 11 of 12…Intercepted a pass in his fourth consecutive game vs. Eastern Michigan (Oct. 9)…Sophomore season (2009): Started all 12 games, but missed most of two contests due to injury…Topped the team with a career-high 8½ tackles for a loss…Ranked fifth on the team in total tackles (58) and solo stops (40)…Ranked second on the squad in passes defensed (nine) and interceptions (two)…Had three or more tackles in 11 of 12 games…Earned the team’s Defensive Player of the Week award after contributing a career-high 13 tackles, highlighted by four tackles for a loss, at LSU (Sept. 12)…Earned the weekly recognition for the team for the second time on the season after posting six tackles and an INT vs. Georgia (Oct. 17)…Freshman season (2008): Played in all 13 games, one of only three true freshmen to see time on the season…One of those other players was fellow Packers defensive back Sean Richardson…Saw time as the nickel back and on the special teams coverage units…Posted eight tackles (three solo), a forced fumble and three passes defensed on the season.


Given name Casey Hayward Jr. …Born in Perry, Ga. …Single…Has a half-brother also named Casey Hayward…High school: Was a three-year starter at QB and a two-year starter at DB for Perry (Ga.) High School…Earned Region 4-AAA Offensive Player of the Year honors and all-state recognition on defense as a senior…Was a three-year team captain and a four-year member of the squad’s leadership council…Finished career with 39 TD passes and 36 rushing TDs…Added four career INTs, three of which he returned for TDs…Rushed for 1,284 yards and 18 TDs and passed for 1,300 yards and 18 TDs as a senior…Also was a four-year letterman in basketball and a three-year letterman in track…Participated in the triple jump, long jump, 100 meters and multiple relay teams…Community involvement: Helped install a new playground at Sand Hill Court in De Pere, Wis., in 2014…Appeared at the Jerry Parins Cruise for Cancer in June 2013 and also made a surprise visit to Martin Luther King Elementary School around Christmas to deliver gifts to a first-grade class that included his bike rider from training camp…Residence: Perry, Ga.