Who are Geno Hayes' children? Ex-NFL player's kids used to prank him in hospital, took pics of him sleeping
The former Buccaneers LB Geno Hayes was in hospice care with liver disease
Former Florida State University and Tampa Bay Buccaneers linebacker Geno Hayes is dead at the age of 33 after a long battle with liver disease. News of his passing has taken social media by storm, with many fans mourning the loss of the linebacker. Hayes was suffering from Stage 3 liver disease and was moved into hospice in Valdosta as he was seeking a liver replacement.
Hayes was drafted out of FSU in the sixth round of the 2008 draft by Tampa Bay, where he played four seasons before signing with the Chicago Bears in 2012. He signed with the Jacksonville Jaguars for 2014. His last appearance came in Jacksonville's 2014 season finale. His family is yet to issue a statement about his death. Hayes is survived by his wife Shevelle and two children. Here's what we know about them.
Who are Hayes' children?
The linebacker has two children, a son aged 13 and a daughter aged eight. We were unable to find out their names and Hayes has never mentioned them on social media. He has, however, tweeted about them. Hayes' son was born on March 8 and this year he put out a tweet, "Our son! Happy birthday my first born of 2 I love you!"
Our son! Happy birthday my first born of 2 I love you! pic.twitter.com/6lTdzY72lD— Geno Hayes (@55_AlwaysLive) March 7, 2021
Days earlier, she shared an image with his daughter with the tweet, "I have good genetics...My baby girl!"
I have good genetics...My baby girl! pic.twitter.com/9j9wLMd994— Geno Hayes (@55_AlwaysLive) March 5, 2021
Besides that, Hayes has also shared a few other stories of his children on social media. On March 4, he tweeted, "It’s almost 4am and my daughter comes in catches me cooking! “Dad can I sleep in your bed?!” I figured that would happen You just want to be next to me huh? “Yes, and I was cold” well get in my bed and you know to sleep away from the door! “Yes sir”"
It’s almost 4am and my daughter comes in catches me cooking! “Dad can I sleep in your bed?!” I figured that would happen 😂 You just want to be next to me huh? “Yes, and I was cold” well get in my bed and you know to sleep away from the door! “Yes sir”— Geno Hayes (@55_AlwaysLive) March 4, 2021
In an interview with ESPN on April 22, Hayes also gave a little more insight into his family life. He told ESPN, "At first, I didn't let my kids come around when I was in the hospital. Over time we eased into them knowing about me, and now they know how to handle things." Hayes has been in and out of hospitals for over two years since he was first diagnosed.
We also gained some insight into Hayes' children after an interview Shevelle gave. Speaking to Wags Redefined, she said her son was into sports. "He plays soccer and does Karate; he’s transitioning into basketball right now but soccer is where his love and passion lies." She added, "Our daughter loves to dance. We’re waiting on her to get to the proper age where she can be into something, but she starts gymnastics soon."
Few days before Hayes' death a journalist from ESPN tweeted how "his two children (who are his whole world) like to pick up his phone to play pranks on him by tweeting photos of him sleeping."
If you'd like to send Geno Hayes and his family love and well-wishes, as his two children (who are his whole world) like to pick up his phone to play pranks on him by tweeting photos of him sleeping, his handle is @55_AlwaysLive.— JennaLaineESPN (@JennaLaineESPN) April 22, 2021
Beyond that, we haven't been able to find out much about the family. Shevelle and Geno led private lives and they prefer to keep their family out of the public spotlight.