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Foreman's Haywood a playmaking defensive end

By: Richard Davenport Richard Davenport's Twitter account
Published: Monday, October 15, 2018
Sophomore DE Chris Haywood.
Sophomore DE Chris Haywood.

— Foreman sophomore defensive end Chris Haywood made waves as a freshman, and this season he continues to impress.

Haywood (6-3, 240) recorded 98 tackles, 48 tackles for loss, as a freshman for the 13-1 Gators and has followed up with 32 tackles 16 tackles for loss, 3 sacks and 3 forced fumbles in seven games this season.

“I think my point of attack is pretty good,” said Haywood, who attended Arkansas' game against Alabama on Oct. 6. “I have quick feet. I contain the edge pretty well as a defensive end.”

He camped at Mississippi State over the summer and caught the attention of the Bulldogs staff, and his performance give him a boost in confidence.

“It really sparked something in me,” Haywood said. “I felt good about my 40 time and vertical. I don’t remember my vertical, but I ran a 4.73.”

Foreman coach Mark King loves Haywood’s motor.

"It's full go all the time,” King said.

Haywood liked how he performed at Mississippi State, and good reviews followed.

“I felt like I did pretty good,” Haywood said. “They told me about their program and the campus. They said I did pretty well.”


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