Hayward NFL defensive rookie of the month

Packers rookie cornerback Casey Hayward has been named NFL Defensive Rookie of the Month for October, the league announced Thursday.

Hayward, a 5-foot-11, 192-pounder out of Vanderbilt, has 23 tackles so far this season to go along with seven total passes defensed. Most importantly, his four interceptions place him among the league leaders.

The Packers selected Hayward in the second round of the 2012 draft.

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