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Haynes recovering from foot injury, but hopes to be ready for 2023 season

Kutztown media guide

Ian Haynes not only has changed his look a little bit from last year, but he's continuing to put on more weight. He's still 6-3, but has gone from 210 in 2020, to 225 in 2021 and 230 this season. He was a 195-pounder coming out of Franklin High School where he threw for 9,471 yards and 95 touchdowns.

Ian Haynes' 2022 season was cut short by injury.

The 2020 Franklin High School graduate injured his foot in the Mercyhurst game Sept. 17 in Erie.

"Happened on my first play of the game (but I) played 15 more snaps on it. Got off the bus when we got hoe and I couldn't walk," he said in a PM.

"Trainers thought it was a bruise, so I practiced on it the next week and dressed (for the next game) and then was shut down for the year," he said.

Haynes had surgery on his foot and will have another one (as of late December) in three to six months. He has a Lisfranc (mid foot) fracture.

"I'm just starting to walk again. It's been a long two months," he said. 

Hayes said he hopes to be back before camp starts for the 2023 season. 

I got a medical redshirt this year, so I still have three years of eligibility," he said.

The 6-3, 220-pounder, who threw for 9,471 yards in high school -- is one of those "Covid" players. He was still  listed as a freshman in 2022 and had hoped to back up Donny Blaine. 

"My freshman year, they gave us back and then last year I was red-shirted, so in the classroom I'm a junior (and) on the field I'm a Covid red-shirt freshman," said Hayes, a criminal justice major. 

Mercyhurst represented his first on-field action for Kutztown, a Division II power. He did gain 3 yards, so those are his "career" stats -- he hopes -- so far.

The Golden Bears finished 2022 with an 8-3 record after winning the Pennsylvania Conference crown in 2021.

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