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Jul 30, 2010

Film Review: Justice Hayes

Four-star running back and new commit Justice Hayes is quicker than he is fast, using agile footwork to overcome average height (5-10) and lack of breakaway speed (though Rivals lists a 4.44). Top-shelf acceleration and a self-reported 35-inch vert are his best traits athletically. Hayes shows fundamentals by moving the ball to his outside hand when necessary, but he also has serious moves, such as the nasty stop-and-start at the 1:52 mark of his junior tape.

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Hayes needs to work on pass blocking and following blocks, especially when collegiate defenders marginalize his quickness. He looks comfortable running in a spread offense, and he will probably play RB at Notre Dame. His ability to catch passes out of the backfield will help his cause either as a back or moonlighting as an inside receiver. He has the talent to take some carries away from probable future starter Cierre Wood. Even if or when Hayes isn't the featured back, his moves and pass-catching ability will earn him touches in some capacity.


  1. Justice Hays has great moves, good speed and his spin move reminds me of Reggie Brooks. Welcome to Notre Dame It is a Very special place I normally do not use or think of nick names for the boys in blue/gold however while watch Justice Hays on video the nick name “Sweet Justice” seemed right

  2. Yeah I love it, possibilities for nicknames are through the roof.

    Also wanted to give credit to Steve Wiltfong for interviewing Justice on Wednesday but not publishing it until he went public today.

    Great quote: “I want to be the next All-American tailback to come out of Notre Dame."


  3. Let this be a warning to all future skunkbears: SWIFT JUSTICE will be brought down upon all those who enter Notre Dame Stadium...


2012 Notre Dame Football Schedule

2012 Notre Dame Football Schedule
DateOpponent / EventLocationTime / Result
09/01/12vs. Navy Dublin, IrelandW, 50-10
09/08/12vs. PurdontNotre Dame, Ind.W, 20-17
09/15/12at SpartyEast Lansing, Mich.W, 20-3
09/22/12vs. SkunkbearsNotre Dame, Ind.W, 13-6
Shamrock Series
10/06/12vs. Da UChicago, Ill.W, 41-3
10/13/12vs. TreesNotre Dame, Ind.W, 20-13 (OT)
10/20/12vs. BYU Notre Dame, Ind.W, 17-14
10/27/12at Oklahoma Norman, Okla.W, 30-13
11/03/12vs. Pittsburgh Notre Dame, Ind.W, 29-26 (3OT)
11/10/12at Backup College Chestnut Hill, Mass.W, 21-6
11/17/12vs. Fake Worest Notre Dame, Ind.W, 38-0
11/24/12at U$C Los Angeles, Calif.W, 22-13
1/7/13vs. AlabamaBCS CHAMPIONSHIP
(Miami, Florida)
L, :(