Hayes (6-0, 190, Arkansas State) joins the Iowa Barnstormers for his rookie season in the Indoor Football League (IFL). Collegiately, Hayes played at Arkansas State University for four years. Hayes began his collegiate career in 2012 as a running back, where he appeared in 13 games finishing as the team’s second leading rusher and contributing the two longest runs of the year (73 yards and 57 yards). After his freshman year, Hayes switched to defense racking up several conference honors as a cornerback. In 2013, Hayes earned honors as Second Team All-Conference, Phil Steele’s Midseason First Team, Lindy’s Preseason First Team, and was also named Lindy’s “Best Athlete” in the Sun Belt Conference. In 2014, Hayes earned honors as First Team All-Conference and was voted Lindy’s “Best Cover Corner” in the Sun Belt Conference.