Three-year team captain and four-year member of team's leadership Council... Three-year starter at QB; two-year starter at DB... Named team's MVP and Houston County Athlete of the Year as senior... As senior, helped squad to 9-4 record and quarterfinals of AAA playoffs, rushing for 1,284 yards and 18 TDs and passing for 1,300 yards and 18 TDs... Rushed for four TDs vs. Jackson HS; passed for four TDs vs. Peach County HS... As DB, had 28 tackles and four INTs... Set team record returning three INTs for scores in 2007... Averaged 30.5 yards returning kicks as senior... Earned Region 4-AAA Offensive Player of the Year honors, All-State as DB and All-Middle Georgia by the Macon Telegraph... Finished career with 2,718 passing yards, 39 TD passes and 36 TDs scored... Three-year starting guard on basketball squad; sprinter and triple jumper in track & field.
Casey Hayward Sr... Son of Casey Sr., and Tish Hayward... Born Sept. 9, 1989... Dad is employed at Lowe's; mom works in residential health care... Has a brother, JeCavesia... Lists parents as the people he most admires... Likes to rap.
PERRY HEAD COACH ANDY SCOTT
"Casey was our Mr. Everything, our starting quarterback, starting defensive back and our best returner. He was just an outstanding playmaker for us.
"Casey's a smart young man. He's the guy that quarterbacks the football team and controls the basketball team as a point guard. He's also blessed with tremendous athletic ability. He just has great ball skills, and has the talent to be a really good cover corner.
"On the field, he was simply electric for us. In a game against the defending state champions, he took an interception back for a touchdown that was right out of the ESPN highlights."