Derek Hagan against the LSU Tigers in 2005. (Photo by Robert Laberge/Getty Images)
Derek Hagan is one of the most popular Sun Devils in recent memory. In April, he advanced to the Final Four in our Sun Devil Legends Tournament finally bowing out in a loss to Pat Tillman.
Hagan never missed a game as a member of the Sun Devils, playing 50 games in maroon and gold, with 36 starts at the wide receiver position. The prolific pass catcher set career highs in a groundbreaking performance against Oregon State in 2005, catching 11 passes for 193 yards and two touchdowns.
By the time Hagan graduated from ASU, he had the Pac-10 record for completions with 258. He currently holds the 15th spot all-time in conference history in regards to yards per catch (with a 100 catch minimum). Hagan also had 18 games with over 100 yards receiving, all in the last three years of his career.
Hagan actually averaged over 100 yards per game in both his junior and senior seasons, and after four years had caught 27 touchdown passes. He also finished his career with 258 receptions and 3939 receiving yards. Here's a clip that showcases some of Derek Hagan's best work in the 2004 Sun Bowl against Purdue.
What a career Hagan had.