Josh Hayes drafted to Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Josh Hayes celebrates after making a tackle during the game against Oklahoma State University on Oct. 29, 2022. (Archive photo by Julia Smith | Collegian Media Group)

Kansas State football safety Josh Hayes was drafted with the 181st pick in the 6th round by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. 

Hayes played one year for the Wildcats, collecting 71 tackles and 5.5 tackles for loss along with seven pass deflections on the season.

Hayes is the third Wildcat to be drafted in the 2023 NFL Draft. It marks the first time three K-State players were drafted since 2013.