The Big 12 recognized Hayes for his standout performance as K-State held the Iowa State Cyclones entirely out of the end zone on Saturday and only allowed them into the red zone once. Hayes tallied 11 tackles, 8 of them solo and 1 for a loss, in K-State’s 10-9 victory in Ames. He also defended a pass.
Other Wildcats who have been recognized by the Big 12 this season are:
- Linebacker Khalid Duke (week 5)
- Quarterback Adrian Martinez (weeks 4 and 5)
- Returner Philip Brooks (week 2)
- Safety Kobe Savage (week 4)