Former Jaguars player D.J. Hayden dies at age 33: NFL

Jacksonville Jaguars cornerback D.J. Hayden (25) walks off the field after being shaken up during the fourth quarter of an NFL football game against the Tennessee Titans, Sunday, Sept. 20, 2020, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Brett Carlsen) (Brett Carlsen, Copyright 2020 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.)

HOUSTON, Texas – Former Jaguars player D.J. Hayden was killed in a car crash early Saturday morning in Houston, according to the NFL.

Hayden was 33 years old.

According to the NFL’s article, Hayden was among six people killed in the crash involving two vehicles.

Hayden was a first-round pick and played nine seasons in the NFL.

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