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Freddie Lynn "Fred Haynes graduated from was a son of Louise Walker and Oscar Henry Haynes. Both his father, and grandfather, Oscar Haynes, Sr. served as sheriff of Webster Parish.


Fred graduated from Minden High School in 1964. He was a class officer every year . He played both offense and defense in football. He returned kickoffs and punts in his senior year. He scored sixteen touchdowns. For three years he was the starting quarterback for Minden High School. He earned all-District designation in his junior year and both All-District and All-State in his senior year. He quarterbacked the team that went undefeated and won the AA state championship 28-21.  The game, played in the Minden stadium climaxed Minden's first ever perfect football season and its fourth state grid championship. Fred Haynes received the Joe Oliphant Award in both 1963 and 1964, an honor named after the late Minden High School coach, athletic director, and teacher. Fred was selected the "most valuable back" for three years, and he was a Louisiana State Football All-Star in his senior year. Haynes' father had also been a star Minden football player. 


Fred Haynes lettered all four years in  baseball with a 400 batting average. He was All-District his freshman year.  He was All-District his freshman year. He started playing baseball at the age of fourteen and hit a consistent.400 plus for four years.

He lettered for two years in  basketball and three years in track.  He was All State in track for two years. The Minden track team won its first State championship in 1964, with senior Fred Haynes leading the way. He won numerous awards and was offered many track scholarships.

In high school he earned a total of twelve letters in various sports. He received offers of scholarships from many universities, but accepted his most preferred choice, LSU in Baton Route.


Despite his relatively small physical size, Freddie Lynn "Fred" Hayes climaxed three successful quarterbacking seasons playing for the Tigers.

The LSU Alumni News called Haynes the "mini-brute from Minden." The publication noted that Haynes did not impress scouts because he was too short and too light in weight . In the Southwest Conference, "Little General" Haynes, as he was affectionately called, led LSU to consecutive victories . That was the same year that his father was elected to a second term as Sheriff. 

 Haynes led LSU in total offense. He averaged 142.7 yards a game on 67 offensive plays and completed 20 of 30 passes for 249 yards and a touchdown. Against Baylor, he moved the Tigers to four touchdowns.


Twice divorced, Haynes left Baton Route in the mid-1990s and returned to his hometown of Minden to help care for his father, whose health began to decline. Having a degree in education, he also coached for a time in Webster Parish public schools. On the death of former Sheriff Haynes, Fred Haynes took care of his mother until his own  health went into steep decline. After months of medical tests, hospital tests, hospitalizations, and nursing home care, Fred died in Minden Medical Center of long term esophagal and renal problems. Haynes lacked health insurance and was unable to qualify for Social Security disability coverage. Friends established a health fund in his name at the Minden Building and Loan Association.

Juanita Agan, a Haynes family friend and a columnist for the Minden Press-Herald, wrote in October 2006 that Haynes was probably the most successful all-around athlete to come from Minden, although the city also produced a star , who grew up less than a mile from Haynes, and won the punting title on multiple occasions.

In addition to his mother, Haynes was survived by two daughters from his marriage to Jeanette Marie "Jan" Headstream of Minden, Elizabeth "Beth" Haynes of Baton Route and Nicole Haynes Lundy and her husband Scott E. Lundy of Dayton, Ohio; a daughter, Darby Lynn Hayne  from his second marriage to the Baton Route nurse Mary Ann Haynes; two week old grandson, Garrett Scott Lundy; three brothers, Oscar Henry Haynes, III and his wife Deborah B. Haynes, Jerry Wayne Haynes and his wife Angela Joan Brumfield and Gary Walker Haynes and his wife Sarah Modisetta Haynes  all of Minden; six nephews, three nieces, four great-nephews, and four great-nieces.

Services were held at the First Baptist Church in Minden  with the Reverends Bill Crider and Bill Ichter officiating. Burial was in the Minden Cemetery. Pallbearers were former teammates/or classmates Mike Brewer, Ronnie Brown, Dennis McClure, Stan Belton, Carl Shaw, Bobby Ashley, Dr. Richard Campbell, Lane Davidson, and Bobby Walker.  Honorary pallbearers included his former coach, Steve Jordan of Shreveport, Dr. Tom Alley of Minden and former coaches and teammates from Minden High School, LSU and Lakeside High School in south Webster Parish where Haynes did some coaching in later years.

The following anonymous poem was printed in a Baton Route newspaper at the height of Haynes' success as an LSU player.

He's only 5'9" or 10

Statistics tell us all;

But Mr. Freddie plays to win

Like he is ten feet tall

No man is ever measured by

The feet or inches part;

But by the spirit that the "guy"

Has in his fighting heart --

And if he isn't tall enough

To touch the Moon, afar'

He may become, when things get rough,

A most outstanding star 


1968 Fighting Tigers  it is a copy of a

  LSU Football Program from LSU playing TCU. 

Fred Haynes is #11.

The photo's of Fred Haynes are Compliments of Dr. T. D.  Carey, a former

classmate & Friend of Freddie Lynn Hayes

Dr. Carey wrote....

"The picture that shows Fred and #54:  #54 was from Fair Park and he gave

the picture to Fred because Fred did not have any similar to that.  I came into possession

of it when the class of 1965 was trying to present him with an award at the '65 Homecoming..,

he finished in 1964, but we wanted to do something for him. It did not work out because

Fred's Mom was ill".



Last night I received the below email from Stan Belton, 1964 MHS Senior Class President and member of the 1963 AA State Championship Football Team and the 1964 AA Championship Track Team.

The track team was privileged to have Steve Jordan as our coach, and most of the members would admit that the main reason MHS won out in 1964 was due to the efforts of Coach Jordan. Like most coaches, Steve has never forgotten a tidbit of information regarding his MHS teams. He was especially close to Fred Haynes as his coach and stayed that way throughout Fred's life.

The setting for the below state track meet was Ruston in May of 1964. Northside High School brought only 5 runners to that meet but they were all fantastic in what they did. An hour or so prior to the Mile Relay, Northside runner Willis Delhomme, tied the state composite record of Leland Albright in the 440 yard dash, running a 48.5.

The stage was set for Fred Haynes to once again prove that he was made of greatness and determination:


"Steve Jordan came by yesterday to pick up some things he had asked me to store for him. I asked him to remind me of what Fred did on the mile relay at the state meet in Ruston. Here's my best understanding: Due to some unexpected reversals, we came to the mile relay needing a 2d place to win the meet. As the anchor leg approached, it appeared Fred would get the baton about 10 yards behind the 2d place man, the kid from Northside WHO HAD WON THE OPEN QUARTER IN RECORD TIME. Steve was practically beside himself, but Fred's comment as he awaited the hand-off was "Don't worry, coach, we'll make it". Fred made up the 10 yards, overtook the open quarter champ, and we won the meet. Courage, dedication, excellence, greatness - all of the above"...............

Robert Stanley Belton, 2011