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Derek Hagan

Derek Hagan
No. -- Free agent
Position: Wide receiver
Personal information
Date of birth: (1984-09-21) September 21, 1984
Place of birth: Northridge, California
Height: 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Weight: 210 lb (95 kg)
Career information
High school: Palmdale (CA)
College: Arizona State University
NFL draft: 2006 / Round: 3 / Pick: 82
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of Week 10, 2014
Receptions: 134
Receiving yards: 1,565
Receiving TDs: 7
Stats at

Derek Steven Hagan, Jr. (born September 21, 1984) is an American football wide receiver who is currently a free agent. He was drafted by the Miami Dolphins in the third round of the 2006 NFL Draft. He played college football at Arizona State University. Hagan has also previously played for the New York Giants, Buffalo Bills and Oakland Raiders.


  • Early years 1
  • College career 2
    • College awards and honors 2.1
  • Professional career 3
    • Miami Dolphins 3.1
    • New York Giants 3.2
    • Oakland Raiders 3.3
    • Buffalo Bills 3.4
    • Oakland Raiders 3.5
    • Tampa Bay Buccaneers 3.6
    • Tennessee Titans 3.7
  • Personal 4
  • References 5
  • External links 6

Early years

Hagan attended Palmdale High School in Palmdale, California, where he earned all-conference honors his junior and senior seasons. He caught 65 passes for 843 yards on offense and had 23 tackles and four interceptions on defense as a junior. He caught 78 passes for a school record 1020 yards and five touchdowns as a senior, while adding nine interceptions on defense. He was the team MVP as both a junior and a senior. Hagan also triple jumped 46 feet and averaged 12 points and five rebounds in basketball. He was a team captain in two sports his senior year: football and track.

College career

Hagan was recruited to Arizona State University by head coach Dirk Koetter whom he played under for two years. He is second in Pac-10 history for career receptions with 258, and in career receiving yards with 3,939.Hagan also caught a pass in 41 consecutive games to end his career, and had at least one reception in 48 of 50 career games.

He surpassed 1,000 yards receiving in each of his final three years as a Sun Devil, leading the team each time. As a senior in 2005, he was voted co-captain of the team and caught 77 passes for 1,210 yards and eight touchdowns. Hagan earned All-American honors three times and All-Pac-10 honors twice.

College awards and honors

  • The Sporting News Pac-10 All-Freshman (2002)
  • Honorable mention All-Pac 10 (2003)
  • Biletnikoff Award semi-finalist (2004)
  • Second-team All-Pac 10 (2004)
  • second-team All-American (2004)
  • All-Pac 10 (2004)
  • Arizona State Offensive MVP (2005)
  • Biletnikoff Award semi-finalist (2005)
  • First-team All-Pac-10 (2005)
  • Third team All-American (2005)
  • honorable mention All-American (2005)

Professional career

Miami Dolphins

Despite his great career at ASU, Hagan had a poor showing during the Senior Bowl practices by dropping passes, which many predicted would damage his stock in the upcoming draft. He ran a 4.45 40-yard dash at the NFL Combine. He was drafted in the third round (82nd overall) of the 2006 NFL Draft by the Miami Dolphins. His draft preparation with IMG was chronicled in the film Two Days in April.

Hagan spent the majority of his rookie season in 2006 as the Dolphins' fourth receiver behind starters Chris Chambers and Marty Booker and slot receiver Wes Welker. His problems with dropped passes continued throughout much of the season, and he failed to distinguish himself as a legitimate receiving threat. These drops, combined with the struggles of the Dolphins offense as a whole, resulted in a largely uneventful rookie campaign for Hagan. He finished the season with 21 catches for 221 yards and one touchdown in 14 games. The lone score came in an October 22 loss to the Green Bay Packers on a pass from Joey Harrington.

Hagan looked to get back on track in 2007 under new head coach Cam Cameron. He was given the chance to compete for playing time with the trade of Wes Welker to the New England Patriots. Hagan finished the year with 373 yards and two touchdowns in the 2007 season.

Nine weeks into the 2008 regular season, Hagan was released by the Dolphins on November 4. He had three receptions for 51 yards on the season.

New York Giants

Hagan was signed by the New York Giants on December 16, 2008, after running back Reuben Droughns was placed on injured reserve. He got a touchdown against the Redskins.

He was released on September 4, 2010, during final roster cuts. On November 16, 2010, the Giants resigned Hagan, following injuries to Giants receivers Steve Smith and Ramses Barden.[1] He became an unrestricted free agent after the season.

Oakland Raiders

Hagan was signed by the Oakland Raiders on August 6, 2011. He was released on November 2, 2011, when Oakland signed former Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver T.J. Houshmandzadeh.

Buffalo Bills

Hagan signed with the Buffalo Bills on November 22, 2011. He played in four games and collected 13 reception for 138 yards and one touchdown.[2] He was resigned by the Bills on March 19, 2012, but was let go during final cuts.[3]

Oakland Raiders

On September 5, 2012, Hagan was signed again by the Oakland Raiders.[4]

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

On June 13, 2013, Hagan signed with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. On August 26, 2013, he was released by the Buccaneers.[5]

Tennessee Titans

Hagan was signed by the Tennessee Titans on June 17, 2014, but is now a free-agent.


Derek earned a Bachelor of Science degree in justice studies while at Arizona State University. He was a high school teammate of former Miami Dolphins safety Tyrone Culver.


  1. ^ Giants sign Derek Hagan to bolster depleted receiving corps
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  5. ^ "Bucs Add TE Shanahan, Begin Roster Reduction". August 26, 2013. Retrieved September 1, 2013. 

External links

  • Tampa Bay Buccaneers bio
  • Oakland Raiders bio
  • Buffalo Bills bio
  • Arizona State Sun Devils bio
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