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Marques Hagans
No. --     Free Agent
Wide receiver
Personal information
Date of birth: December 29, 1982 (1982-12-29) (age 27)
Place of birth: Newport News, Virginia
Height: 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m) Weight: 205 lb (93 kg)
Career information
College: Virginia
NFL Draft: 2006 / Round: 5 / Pick: 144
Debuted in 2007 for the St. Louis Rams
Career history
 As player:
*Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career highlights and awards
  • N/A
Career NFL statistics as of 2008
Receptions     9
Receiving yards     108
Receiving TDs     0
Stats at NFL.com

Marques Hagans (born December 29, 1982 in Newport News, Virginia) is an American football wide receiver who is currently a free agent. He was drafted by the St. Louis Rams in the fifth round of the 2006 NFL Draft. He played college football at Virginia.

Hagans also been a member of the Kansas City Chiefs, Indianapolis Colts and Washington Redskins.

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Early years

Hagans is a native of Hampton, Virginia, and played high school football for Hampton High School during his junior and senior seasons after transferring from neighboring Bethel High School. As a junior, Hagans replaced the graduated Ronald Curry at quarterback and led the Crabbers to the state championship in Group AAA, Division 5 of the Virginia High School League in 1998. Hampton advanced to the state semi-finals in Hagans' senior season in 1999.

College career

Hagans played college football for the University of Virginia. He was originally recruited by Indiana University to replace Antwaan Randle El. However, Hagans enrolled for a year at Fork Union Military Academy after graduation from Hampton and subsequently decided to enroll at Virginia in the fall of 2001. He redshirted his true freshman year. Hagans replaced incumbent quarterback Matt Schaub during the first game of the 2002 season against Colorado State University. Hagans was named the starter for the following game against Florida State University but was replaced by Schaub, who went on to a breakout season. Hagans was primarily a wide receiver and kick returner for the remainder of 2002 and 2003, though he continued to receive limited playing time at quarterback. Hagans became the starting quarterback for the 2004 season after Schaub's graduation. During college, Hagans was frequently referred to by his nickname "Biscuit."

In 2004, the Cavaliers started 5-0 and attained a #6 national ranking before losing at Florida State and finishing with a final record of 8-4 after losing to Fresno State in the MPC Computers Bowl. His most notable game at the University of Virginia was a 26-21 victory over #4 Florida State in 2005. In his final game, Hagans led the Cavaliers to a come from behind victory over Minnesota in the Music City Bowl to cap a 7-5 season.

He graduated with a degree in anthropology.

Professional career

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St. Louis Rams

Hagans was selected by the St. Louis Rams in the fifth round (144th overall) of the 2006 NFL Draft. In his rookie season he played in four games making eight receptions for 101 yards. Hagans was the emergency quarterback for the Rams.

He was waived by the Rams on August 29, 2008.

Kansas City Chiefs

Hagans was signed to the Kansas City Chiefs practice squad on September 1, 2008. He was then promoted to the 53-man roster and signed to a two-year contract on September 10. He was listed as the Chiefs "Emergency Quarterback" and played at QB for several trick plays against the Broncos. After linebacker Weston Dacus was promoted to the active roster, Hagans was waived on September 26 and re-signed to the practice squad two days later.

He was released from the practice squad on October 22, 2008 after the team signed wide receiver Nate Hughes to the practice squad.

Indianapolis Colts

Hagans was signed to the practice squad of the Indianapolis Colts on November 19, 2008 only to be released on November 26.

Washington Redskins

Hagans was signed to the practice squad of the Washington Redskins on December 9, 2008.

He was waived on August 30, 2009.

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Sporting positions
Preceded by
Matt Schaub
Virginia Cavaliers
Starting Quarterback

2004-2005
Succeeded by
Jameel Sewell

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