Micah Hyde (American football) Biography

Micah Richmond Hyde is an American football-free safety who currently plays for the Buffalo Bills of the National Football League. Hyde was born on December 31, 1990. (NFL). After graduating from the University of Iowa with a degree in football, he was selected by the Green Bay Packers in the fifth round of the 2013 NFL Draft.


Early years 

Hyde received a letter of achievement in each of the following three sports during his time at Fostoria High School: baseball, basketball, and football. Hyde was born in Fostoria, Ohio. When he was with the team during his sophomore, junior, and senior years, he held the position of team captain on the football field. As a junior, Hyde was named to the first team of the northern Ohio all-conference in three different positions: quarterback, defensive back, and placekicker. As a punter, he also received an honorable mention for his performance. During his senior season, not only was he selected to the first team as a defensive back, but he was also the starting quarterback. During his stay there, he also excelled in basketball and baseball, being named to the first team all-conference in both sports, and he scored an average of 22 points per game in basketball. As a cornerback, he finished his career with 165 tackles, eight interceptions, and seven pass deflections. He also had seven passes defended. In his role as a quarterback, he rushed the ball 549 times for a total of 3,443 yards and scored 46 touchdowns. He also completed 606 of 997 passes for 7,864 yards and scored 65 touchdowns through the air. Hyde was successful in breaking 17 school marks, one of which was the record for most touchdown passes in a single season and in his whole career.


College career 

Following his graduation from high school, Hyde was aggressively pursued by college recruiters and got scholarship offers from a wide variety of institutions, including Iowa, Ball State, Bowling Green, Miami (Ohio), Ohio, and Toledo. Rivals.com gave him a ranking as a two-star dual-threat quarterback when they evaluated him. It took him 4.45 seconds to complete the 40-yard dash, and he earned a score of 20 on the ACT. His grade point average at Fostoria was 3.2.

Hyde made the final decision to play college football for the Iowa Hawkeyes, where he participated primarily on special teams and on a defense that had 11 players who would later be drafted into the National Football League.

In the game against Northern Iowa, which was his first experience playing collegiately, he made one tackle for the special teams. Additionally, he competed against the Michigan Wolverines and tallied two tackles in that game. Hyde’s role on defense was significantly enlarged during his sophomore season, and he started every one of the team’s 13 games in the cornerback position. It was in a game against the Ball State Cardinals that he had his first significant impact, when he both forced and recovered a fumble and intercepted a pass. Later on in the season, when the Hawkeyes were playing Michigan State, Hyde scored his first touchdown on a lateral pass from a teammate named Tyler Sash toward the end of the first quarter. At the end of the season, he finished with a career-high 82 tackles, 58 of which were solo, in addition to four interceptions. As a result of his performance, he was given a spot on the honorable mention roster for the All-Big Ten team.

After having a successful second year, Hyde was used in a rotation at cornerback and free safety throughout the spring practices, but he got the starting nod at safety for the first two games of the season. In the game against Pittsburgh, he was shifted back to cornerback and ended up having two interceptions. The second one was the game-winner for the Hawkeyes, as it allowed them to run out the clock and win the game. At the end of the season, he had 72 tackles, 1.5 of which were for a loss, 3 interceptions, and a fumble recovery. He was recognized with a spot on the All-Big Ten team as an honorable mention.

In his final season with the Hawkeyes, Hyde was recognized as a first-team All-Big Ten pick and also received the Tatum-Woodson Award, which is presented yearly to the player in the league who is considered to be the finest defensive back.

At the end of his career, he started every game he played for three seasons in a row. After completing his senior season, he ended the year with 78 tackles, 14 pass breakups, one interception, three forced fumbles, and two fumble recoveries.

Professional career 

Hyde was one of sixty defensive backs that attended the NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis, Indiana, and he participated in every drill that was held during the combine. On March 25, 2013, Hyde competed in positional drills at Iowa’s Pro Day. He attended the event. He tried to improve his performance in a number of different combine drills, but the only drill in which he was successful was the three-cone drill (6.67s). NFL draft analysts and scouts had him pegged as a player who would be selected in the sixth round of the draft. In addition to that, DraftScout.com placed him as the 25th best cornerback prospect available for the draft.


Personal life 

Marcus, Hyde’s older brother, was a safety for the Michigan State football team from 2006-2010. Hyde played for the Spartans throughout those years.

Hyde was taken into custody by the Iowa City Police Department on October 5, 2012, and charged with public intoxication as well as interference with governmental acts. It was stated that Hyde, along with a group of fifteen other people, refused to leave Old Capitol Brew Works even after the employees asked several times as closing time approached. After the arrival of the police in Iowa City, the personnel at the establishment identified Hyde and a group of pals as some of the people who were involved in the incident. The group disregarded the police officers’ instructions to stop and ignored the flashing lights, and they all ran away on foot when they were confronted by the police. Hyde was located a couple of blocks away, and the police asserted that he had bloodshot eyes and multiple symptoms of impairment when he was taken into custody. He was taken into custody and held at the Johnson County Jail until 11 in the morning, when he was released on bond. Two days later, he went to court and entered a guilty plea to the charge of interfering with an official. He was also required to pay a fine of $397.50. He was given a new court date after entering a plea of not guilty to the accusation of being intoxicated in public.

The Iowa City Police Department was called to Hyde’s apartment building on December 9, 2012, due to reports of a noisy party taking place on the top level of the building. Hyde was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct at that time. He was not taken into custody, but he was issued a citation for disorderly behavior and given a court date for the offense.

On July 7, 2018, Micah married Amanda Kamiksisian. Micah Hyde Jr. and Maverick Hudson Hyde are the couple’s children. Micah Hyde Jr. was born in March 2020, and Maverick Hudson Hyde was born in August 2021.


When Hyde’s agent, Jack Bechta, announced on Saturday morning that his client’s neck injury, which he sustained in Week 2 during a game against the Tennessee Titans, will force him to sit out the remainder of the 2022 season, the situation took a turn for the worse. Hyde will not be able to play for the rest of the year.
During the game against the Titans the week prior, Hyde was diagnosed with a herniated disc in his neck. During the play, the safety attempted to bring Tennessee wide receiver Robert Woods to the ground. It had been established that he would not be able to play against Miami this week, but it turned out that the injury was significant enough that he would miss the rest of the season.
Hyde was diagnosed with a neck ailment on Saturday, and the Bills decided to place him on injured reserve. His run has come to an end. The next competitor, Jaquan Johnson, is a well-known face in this competition.