Former Raiders cornerback DJ Hayden was amongst six individuals killed in a automotive crash in Houston early Saturday morning. He was 33 years outdated.
“The Raiders household is mourning the tragic lack of former DJ Hayden,” the Las Vegas Raiders mentioned in an announcement.
Hayden, a Houston native who performed his faculty ball on the College of Houston, was a 2013 first-round choose by the then-Oakland Raiders. Hayden’s faculty classmate, Zach McMillan, was additionally killed within the crash.
The accident reportedly occurred round 2 a.m. when a automotive ran a pink mild and collided with an SUV that had the suitable of approach.
Hayden made nationwide headlines in faculty after being concerned in a collision on the observe discipline that broken his coronary heart and almost killed him. The previous Houston Cougar withstood the terrifying expertise and was chosen twelfth general the next yr.
Hayden performed eight seasons within the NFL: 4 with the Raiders, three with the Lions, and one with the Jaguars.