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Herb Haygood
Herb Haygood

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Sarasota, Fla.

High School:
Sarasota

Height / Weight:
6-0 / 180

Position:
Wide Receiver

Birthdate:
12/29/1977

Experience:
2L


Top candidate to replace three-year starter Gari Scott at flanker . . . has been an impact player on the Spartan special teams . . . already ranks among Michigan State's all-time leaders in kickoff returns (eighth with 792 career yards on 37 returns) . . .

AS A SOPHOMORE: Appeared in all 12 games in 1999, including a start vs. Wisconsin when Scott was sidelined with a knee injury, and played 234.5 minutes . . . had at least one catch in five games . . . caught 11 passes for 145 yards (13.2 avg.) and one touchdown . . . had a career-high five receptions for 43 yards in his first career start vs. Wisconsin . . . had two catches each vs. Iowa (46 yards) and Eastern Michigan (29) . . . scored his first career TD vs. Iowa on a 35-yard strike from Ryan Van Dyke in the third quarter . . . ranked sixth in the Big Ten in kickoff returns with his 20.5-yard average . . . returned 26 kickoffs for 534 yards ? the sixth-best single-season total in Spartan history . . . returned six kickoffs for 132 yards vs. Florida in the 2000 Florida Citrus Bowl . . . had three kickoff returns for 99 yards vs. Penn State, including a 51-yard runback on the opening kickoff . . . selected Spartan Special Teams Player of the Week vs. Michigan (three kickoff returns for 72 yards, including a 32-yarder) . . . again ranked among the top tacklers on special teams with seven stops (2 solos, 5 assists) . . . named the Green team's offensive MVP after catching eight passes for 73 yards, including a 5-yard TD grab from Ryan Van Dyke in the fourth quarter of the '99 spring game . . .

AS A FRESHMAN: Saw action in 11 games as a red-shirt freshman in 1998 and played 188 minutes (DNP vs. Illinois/sprained left ankle) . . . caught 12 passes for 148 yards (12.3 avg.) in '98 . . . caught at least one pass in six games . . . had three receptions each vs. Northwestern (career-high 58 yards), Michigan (22) and Oregon (36) . . . rushed twice on end-arounds for 16 yards (8.0 avg.) . . . averaged a team-best 23.5 yards on 11 kickoff returns . . . returned two kickoffs for 82 yards vs. Michigan, including a season-long 67-yarder . . . led the special teams in tackles with 14 (9 solos, 5 assists) . . . named Spartan Special Teams Player of the Week vs. Minnesota after registering four tackles (3-1) . . . played a season-high 28.5 minutes vs. Michigan . . .

1997 SEASON: Redshirted . . .

HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Midwest Football Recruiting Magazine All-American . . . ranked as the Southeast's No. 3 running back by the National Recruiting Advisor . . . also listed as one of the nation's top 10 all-purpose backs by the same scouting service . . . named to Tom Lemming's Prep Football Report All-Southeast Team and SuperPrep's All-Dixie Team . . . first-team all-state selection as a senior . . . earned all-area honors three-straight years . . . selected to play in Florida's North-South All-Star Game in Jacksonville . . . named Sarasota-Manatee County All-Star Game MVP after picking up 114 yards on 10 carries and scoring twice . . . a four-year starter for Coach Ed Howell at Sarasota (Fla.) High School . . . rushed for 1,770 yards (7.2 avg.) and scored 26 touchdowns in 1996 . . . had a single-game high 359 yards rushing vs. Venice High School . . . gained 3,258 yards rushing (6.5 avg.) and scored 41 TDs during his prep career . . . runs 4.4 in the 40 . . . born Dec. 29, 1977 . . . majoring in kinesiology.

Haygood's Career Statistics

Receiving G/GS No. Yds. Avg. TD LG
1998 11/0 12 148 12.3 0 36
1999 12/1 11 145 13.2 1 35
Career 23/1 23 293 12.7 1 36

Rushing No. Yds. Avg. TD LG
1998 2 16 8.0 0 9
1999 2 24 12.0 0 29
Career 4 40 10.0 0 29

Kickoff Returns No. Yds. Avg. TD LG
1998 11 258 23.5 0 67
1999 26 534 20.5 0 51
Career 37 792 21.4 0 67

Haygood's Career Highs

Catches: 5, at Wisconsin (1999)
Receiving Yards: 58, vs. Northwestern (1998)
TD Catches: 1, vs. Iowa (1999)

Haygood's Game-By-Game Statistics

1998

Receiving No. Yds. TD Lg
Colorado State 0 0 0 ?
Oregon 3 36 0 22
Notre Dame 1 8 0 8
Michigan 3 22 0 10
Central Michigan 0 0 0 ?
Indiana 1 6 0 6
Minnesota 0 0 0 ?
Northwestern 3 58 0 36
Ohio State 1 18 0 18
Purdue 0 0 0 ?
Illinois DNP
Penn State 0 0 0 ?
Totals 12 148 0 36

1999

Receiving No. Yds. TD Lg
Oregon 0 0 0 ?
Eastern Michigan 2 29 0 16
Notre Dame 0 0 0 ?
Illinois 0 0 0 ?
Iowa 2 46 1 35
Michigan 0 0 0 ?
Purdue 1 23 0 23
Wisconsin 5 43 0 14
Ohio State 0 0 0 ?
Northwestern 1 4 0 4
Penn State 0 0 0 ?
Florida 0 0 0 ?
Totals 11 145 1 35