ASU to Retire Mike Haynes' Number
Oct. 17, 2000
TEMPE, Ariz. - Mike Haynes, a two-time All-American cornerback at Arizona State University from 1972-75 and a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame, will have his Sun Devil No. 40 retired this season, athletic director Gene Smith announced Monday.
In a ceremony performed at halftime of the November 4 game against USC, Haynes' number will become the fourth retired at ASU. Like the trio of retirees before him, Haynes' name and number will adorn the face of the press box at Sun Devil Stadium.
Senior linebacker Adam Archuleta, who currently wears No. 40, will be allowed to retain the number throughout the 2000 season.
'We are honored to have had Mike represent Arizona State and Sun Devil athletics,' Smith said. 'Retiring his number is a symbol of our thanks for all that he has done in the name of this university.'
'I am truly honored by this gesture,' said Haynes. 'I enjoyed a wonderful career at Arizona State University and I am blessed to be a part of the Sun Devil family.'
In his ASU career, Haynes was a three-time All-Western Athletic Conference selection. As ajunior in 1974, he led the nation with 11 interceptions, second-best all-time at ASU. During his senior campaign, the Sun Devils were a perfect 12-0 and finished second in the wire service polls.
The New England Patriots selected Haynes with the fifth overall pick in the 1976 NFL Draft. Haynes went on to play in nine Pro Bowls, the second-most by any ASU player, and earn two Super Bowl rings with the Oakland Raiders.
Upon his graduation in 1951, Wilford 'Whizzer' White's No. 33 became the first number retired at ASU. Bobby Mulgado joined him in 1958 when his No. 27 was honored. In 1997, White's son Danny White became the third when his No. 11 was retired.