Originally written on The Sports Bank  |  Last updated 4/5/12

INDIANAPOLIS - DECEMBER 27: Kelvin Hayden #26 of the Indianapolis Colts runs with the ball after intercepting a pass during the NFL game against the New York Jets at Lucas Oil Stadium on December 27, 2009 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)
If you can’t beat them, sign them. At the end of the 2006 NFL season, the Chicago Bears lost to the Indianapolis Colts. The play that sealed their fate in the Miami rain and mud that February evening was a pick-six by cornerback Kelvin Hayden. The 56 yard return was the first career interception for Hayden. He’s not the same player today that we was then, but he will provide secondary help. And he’s got local interest. Hayden played his prep football at Hubbard in Chicago and his college football at Illinois. While with the Illini, he was part of some DREADFUL Ron Turner teams. In fact, the 2003 Illini team was so awful on defense, the unit was allowed that off-season to “draft” a couple players from the other side to play d. The first pick? a great wide receiver named Kelvin Hayden, who went on to become a college DB that caught enough attention to be pick in the second round by the Colts. Hayden played 2011 with the Atlanta Falcons, and his career numbers read like this: 11 INTs...
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