Pitt senior defensive end Dayon Hayes has been named the ACC Defensive Lineman of the Week for his outstanding performance in the Panthers’ 24-16 win over Boston College last week. Hayes was a key player in holding the ACC’s top rushing attack (202.5 yards per game) to 154 yards, more than 48 yards below Boston College’s average.
In that game, Hayes collected six tackles, three tackles for loss, two quarterback sacks and two deflected passes. His TFLs went for 15 yards in losses, which helped spearhead the defensive effort that held the Eagles in check. On the season, Hayes has collected an impressive total of 40 tackles, 9.5 tackles for loss, six quarterback hurries, four sacks and a forced fumble. He leads the team in TFLs and hurries and ranks second in sacks.
This is the second career ACC Player of the Week award for Hayes, who was previously honored for his three-sack performance at Miami on November 26th, 2022. Hayes and the Panthers play at Duke this Saturday at noon on the ACC Network. Don’t miss out on this exciting game as it unfolds!