2012 Outlook Redshirt freshman Aaron Hayes is expected to add depth on the Nebraska offensive line after redshirting in his first season with the Huskers. The 6-3, 265-pound Hayes spent the majority of the spring working at the guard spot. A product of Elkhorn High School, Hayes has added strength in the weight room since joining the program as a walk-on in the summer of 2011.
2011 (Redshirt) Hayes redshirted and worked on the scout team offensive line.
Before Nebraska (Elkhorn HS) Hayes came to Nebraska after a productive prep career at Elkhorn High School. Hayes was named an honorable-mention all-state performer by both the Lincoln Journal Star and Omaha World-Herald in 2010. Hayes’ play helped Coach Mark Wortman’s Antlers post a 10-3 record and a Class B runner-up finish. Hayes was also a contributor as a junior when Elkhorn reached the Class A state semifinals. Hayes had interest from UNO and Augustana.
Personal Aaron is the son of Bill and Jodi Hayes and was born on July 3, 1992. He was named to the Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll in the fall semester of 2011, but has not declared a major. Hayes has volunteered his time with team hospital visits, Husker Heroes and the Husker Hotline.