PRONUNCIATION: Mar cuss
WORTH NOTING: Two-year starter at quarterback (2004-05) ... played a multitude of roles throughout his career in addition to quarterback ... spent two seasons at wide receiver and punt returner, while also lining up at tailback periodically ... played in all 51 games in his career, tying a school record for most games played ... started the final 24 games of his career at quarterback, the longest streak by a UVa QB since at least 1950 ...started 26 games in his career at quarterback, including at least one each year to join Scott Gardner (1972-75) as the only quarterbacks in school history to start at least one game in four different seasons ... finished his career in the top five in virtually every quarterback category in school history ...second in the UVa record book in completion percentage (.623), third in completions (408), fourth in attempts (655) and total offense (5779), fifth in yards (4877), and seventh in touchdown passes (27) ...11 200-yard passing games in his career are fourth... completed at least 60 percent of his passes in 15 of 26 starts ... his 902 career rushing yards are third all-time by a Cavalier quarterback ...finished 17th in ACC history in pass efficiency ... led the team to eight wins as a junior in 2004, tied for the most by a first-time UVa starting quarterback ...Scott Secules also did it in 1987 ... was Virginia's leading punt returner in 2002 and 2003 ...sixth in UVa history with 58 career punt returns and ninth with 531 punt return yards ... received his degree in anthropology in May 2005 and played as a graduate student during the 2005 season.
HONORS: 2005--Most Valuable Player of the Music City Bowl vs. Minnesota ...ACC Offensive Back of the Week for the Florida State game (Oct. 17). 2004--UVa's Most Valuable Player of the MPC Computers Bowl vs. Fresno State ...ACC Offensive Back of the Week following the Syracuse game (Sept. 27). 2003--ACC Offensive Back of the Week by Collegefootballnews.com for his play vs. Western Michigan on Sept. 13.
CAREER HIGHLIGHTS: 2005--Certainly one of the most valuable players to his team in the country ... when he's on, the Cavaliers have a very good chance to win ...very dynamic player who can win games with his arm or his legs ... one of the team's captains ... started every game for the second year in a row ...sixth in the ACC in passing efficiency (50th in the country) ... second in the ACC in total offense (43rd nationally) with an average of 233.50 ypg) ...fifth in the league in passing yards per game (207.67 ypg) ... was also third in the conference in passing yards (2492) and completion percentage (.621), and fourth in touchdown passes (14) ... third among ACC QBs in rushing with 310 yards ... completed 213 of 343 passes (.621) for 2492 yards and 14 touchdowns ...his 213 completions and 343 attempts are third-most in a season for Virginia, while his 2492 yards are fourth all-time and his 62.1 completion percentage fifth ... 2802 yards of total offense are third in the UVa record book ...completed at least 60 percent of his passes on seven occasions and was over 70 percent three times ... was 17 of 25 (.680) for 252 yards and a touchdown against Western Michigan in the season opener ...had three passes of more than 40 yards and spread the ball around with completions to eight different receivers ... also scored a rushing touchdown ...had a rough game passing with three interceptions in the first half against Syracuse, so he used his legs to lead UVa to the win ... exhibiting the elusiveness that drives defenses crazy, he rushed for a career-high 110 yards to become the first UVa QB with a 100-yard game in nearly 16 years ...early in the game he scooted 38 yards on third down to move the offense deep into Syracuse territory ...five plays later the Cavaliers tied the game at seven ... on the winning drive, he again made a huge run on third down by eluding the pass rush and darting 26 yards for a first down to move the offense closer for Connor Hughes' winning field goal with no time left ...completed 13 of 21 attempts for 174 yards and a career-high four touchdowns, the most by a UVa quarterback in two years, in guiding UVa to a 38-7 win over Duke on Homecoming ... helped break open a tight game (10-0 lead at halftime) by going 7-of-9 for 113 yards and three touchdowns in the second half ...threw for 270 yards against Maryland and led the team in rushing for the second time with 55 yards and two touchdowns ... completed 21 passes in 35 attempts (both career highs at the time) for 195 yards and two touchdowns at Boston College ... those highs lasted exactly a week ...guided the Cavaliers to a 26-21 upset of No. 4 Florida State by completing 27 of 36 passes (both career-high figures) for 306 yards (the second-highest total of his career) and two touchdowns and didn't throw an interception ...on third downs he was even better, going nine of 10 for 63 yards and converting three first downs ...despite being sacked three times and rushing for -4 yards, he had an equally impressive performance with his feet ... faced with constant pressure from a ferocious Seminole defense, he consistently eluded the rush and found open receivers while on the run ... was named ACC Offensive Back of the Week for his performance ...passed for a season-low 109 yards in a loss at North Carolina ...completed 21 of 29 passes (.724) for 205 yards and a touchdown to lead the team to a win over Georgia Tech and become bowl eligible ...140 yards passing against Virginia Tech and 206 vs. Miami ...completed his career with a masterful performance against Minnesota in the Music City Bowl and was named the game's MVP ...completed 25 of 32 passes (.781) for a career-high 358 yards and two touchdowns as the Cavaliers rallied from a 14-point deficit to win 34-31 ...set UVa bowl records with 358 yards passing and 384 yards of total offense ... both marks are the fifth-most in school history ... also caught a seven-yard pass in the game.
2004-- Started all 12 games in his first season as the starter ... guided the team to eight wins, the third year in a row Virginia won at least eight games ...completed 164 of 261 passes (.628) for 2024 yards and nine touchdowns ... 164 completions are tied for sixth in school history ... threw only five interceptions and was interception-free on seven occasions ... led the ACC in completion percentage and was 20th in the country ... was above 75 percent on three occasions ... second in the conference in passing efficiency and fifth in total offense ... 30th in the country in passing efficiency and 58th in total offense ...second in rushing among ACC quarterbacks with 394 yards andranked 20th overall ... had three 40+ runs, including a 59-yarder for a touchdown against Syracuse ... they are among the 10-longest runs by a quarterback in school history ... completed 17 of 22 attempts (.773) for 211 yards and a touchdown in the season opener vs. Temple ...also rushed for 25 yards and one score ...completed 10 of 12 passes (.833) for 209 yards in his first start in front of his home crowd against North Carolina ...also rushed for 30 yards ...threw a season-high two touchdowns among a 16-of-25 performance in a Homecoming win over Akron ...was nearly perfect in leading the Cavaliers to a win over Syracuse ... hit on 11 of 12 throws for 202 yards ...his 91.7 completion percentage is third-highest in school history and was the best in the ACC ...was equally dangerous with his legs vs. the Orange ...led the team with 81 yards on six carries and scored twice ... dashed 59 yards for a touchdown on a broken play in the first quarter for UVa's first touchdown ... his 283 yards of total offense are a career high ... passed for a career-high 225 yards in a Thursday night win over Clemson ... completed 20 of 30 passes (.667) for 214 yards vs. Florida State, the second-highest percentage for UVa against the Seminoles ...passed for 163 yards vs. Duke, 114 vs. Maryland, a season-low 94 vs. Miami, 171 against Georgia Tech, 111 vs. Virginia Tech and 162 vs. Fresno State ... completed 40 percent of his passes (10x25) in the Miami game, his only game under 53 percent all season ...scampered 47 yards late in the Miami game to set up UVa's last touchdown in the fourth quarter ...led the team in rushing in the MPC Computers Bowl vs. Fresno State with 85 yards on seven carries ... dashed 46 yards on a third quarter carry ... completed 18 of 30 passes for 162 yards and a touchdown vs. the Bulldogs ... lettered.
2003--Played in all 13 games in several different roles ... served as the team's back-up quarterback, but was also the team's sixth-leading receiver, third-leading rusher and leading punt returner ... third in the ACC in punt returns averaging 9.6 yards per return ... his 269 punt return yards are the most by a Cavalier since Tiki Barber's 272 in 1995 ...third among the team's wide receivers with 28 catches for 262 yards ... caught just three passes in the first five games, but hauled in 25 in the last eight ...also completed 17 of 26 passes for 218 yards and three touchdowns ...third on the team in rushing with 96 yards ... ran for two scores ... caught a 27-yard pass, the longest of his career, in the opener vs. Duke ... also scored on a lateral from 14 yards out and tied his career high with five punt returns (for 44 yards) vs. the Blue Devils ... played sparingly against South Carolina in the second game ...had an injury which prevented him from practicing during the week prior to the game, so he didn't see any time at quarterback in Matt Schaub's absence ... practiced all week at quarterback in preparation for the trip to Western Michigan ... started in place of Anthony Martinez vs. the Broncos ... completed 12 of 20 passes for 162 yards and three touchdowns to lead the Cavaliers to a 59-16 win ...eluded the rush on many occasions and rushed nine times for a career-high 68 yards ... gave the signal caller duties back to Schaub in the fourth game but remained the primary backup ...caught two passes against both Clemson and Florida State ... career-high seven receptions for 67 yards (also a career high) against N.C. State ...had three punt returns for 48 yards, including a 23-yarder, vs. the Wolfpack ...five receptions for 60 yards, including four that went for first downs, in an important win vs. Georgia Tech as Virginia became bowl eligible ...had a season-long 53-yard punt return late in the first half to set up his own two-yard touchdown run ...averaged 24.3 yards on three punt returns and completed both of his pass attempts including a 35-yard pass to tight end Heath Miller to get the ball to the 1-yard line ... caught five more passes for 43 yards in the win over Virginia Tech ... had three receptions for 30 yards, 12 yards rushing and a punt return against Pittsburgh in the Continental Tire Bowl ... earned his second letter.
2002--Played in all 14 games in several different roles ... fifth on the team with 102 yards rushing ... seventh among ACC quarterbacks in rushing ... served as the back-up quarterback behind ACC Player of the Year Matt Schaub ...played very little at quarterback after the first month of the season, but saw his role expand in other areas ... completed 14 of 25 passes for 143 yards and one touchdown ...was the team's primary punt returner ... averaged 9.0 yards per return, sixth in the ACC ...very nearly led the team to a comeback win in his first collegiate appearance in the season opener against Colorado State ... entered the game at the start of the second quarter and promptly guided the Cavaliers to a touchdown on his own one-yard keeper ... completed five of six passes on the drive and carried four times for 28 yards ...got the call for the final drive with 2:20 left in the game ... calmly led the team down field and into position to win ... however, on third-and-goal from the three-yard line, he rolled right and was pressured ... trying to get into the end zone, he lost a fumble with 10 seconds remaining to end UVa's chance to win ... led the team in passing in that game with 120 yards, completing 10 of 13 throws ... also rushed 11 times for a season-high 45 yards and the touchdown ... started at quarterback the next week at Florida State and had a rough outing before being replaced late in the second quarter ... completed one of seven passes for four yards ... assumed the primary punt return duties in the fourth game against Akron ... returned two punts for 16 yards in that game ... also intercepted a pass out of punt formation in that game ... scored the winning touchdown on a 13-yard scamper with 6:13 left to defeat Wake Forest ... also had two punt returns for 15 yards ... returned five punts (a career high) for 39 yards in the win over North Carolina ... followed that with five punt returns for 38 yards the following week against Georgia Tech ... had his only reception (four yards) vs. Virginia Tech ... was on the field for just three plays against West Virginia in the Continental Tire Bowl, but had a tremendous impact on the game ... threw a 14-yard touchdown pass to a wide open Wali Lundy on an option play for UVa's first touchdown ... took a punt back 69 yards for a touchdown midway through the second quarter to extend the lead to 21-10 ... that is the first punt return for a touchdown in a bowl game in school history and the longest punt return in a bowl game by a Cavalier ... lettered.
2001--Was the team's third quarterback behind Matt Schaub and Bryson Spinner ... did not play in any games, but was on the travel squad and gained valuable experience charting plays ... was in uniform for all but the first two games of the season.
HIGH SCHOOL: Attended Fork Union Military Academy during the 2000-01 academic year ... played quarterback and cornerback at Fork Union for head coach John Shuman ... passed for 2000 yards and nine touchdowns, and rushed for 900 yards and six touchdowns ... 2000 graduate of Hampton High School where he played for head coach Mike Smith ... received All-Region, All-District and All-Conference honors as a senior and named second-team All-State as a junior ... passed for 1,934 yards and 25 touchdowns his senior year ... rushed for 671 yards ... ranked as the No. 21 player in Virginia by SuperPrep following his senior season at Hampton HS.
PERSONAL: Marques Terelle Hagans ... born 12-29-82 in Newport News, Va. ... son of Connie and Mike Hagans ... has a sister, Courtney ... received his bachelor's degree in anthropology in May 2005.
Hagans Punt Returns
Hagans Total Offense
Ellis Thrilled to Back in CoachingWrestling10/24/16The newest member of the Virginia wrestling team's coaching staff is assistant Mark Ellis, who won an NCAA title as a heavyweight at Missouri.North Carolina PostscriptFootball10/23/16Virginia, which trailed 14-7 at halftime, lost 35-14 to No. 22 North Carolina in an ACC game Saturday at Scott Stadium.Cavalier Football Notebook: UNC WeekFootball10/21/16At 3 p.m. Saturday, UVA (2-4, 1-1) hosts Coastal Division rival North Carolina (5-2, 3-1) in an ACC football game at Scott Stadium.
Director of News Content
A 1985 graduate of UVA, White worked at the Richmond Times-Dispatch until July 2009. He was honored six times as the state's Sportswriter of the Year.
UVA Welcomes No. 5 Louisville to Scott Stadium on Saturday
Football | 10/24/2016
Saturday Virginia welcomes the Louisville Cardinals to Charlottesville for the fifth all-time...
Kickoff for UVA-Wake Forest Set for 3 p.m.
Football | 10/24/2016
The Atlantic Coast Conference announced the start time for Virginia’s Nov. 5 road game at...
Jeff White: North Carolina Postscript
Football | 10/23/2016
Virginia, which trailed 14-7 at halftime, lost 35-14 to No. 22 North Carolina in an ACC game...
Virginia Falls to No. 22 North Carolina, 35-14
Football | 10/22/2016
Mitch Trubisky threw three touchdown passes and No. 22 North Carolina limited Virginia to one...
The Most Interesting Punter in the World
Football | 10/22/2016
This feature on Virginia punter Nicholas Conte appears in today's free gameday program.
Matt Johns and The Road to Success
Football | 10/22/2016
This feature on Virginia quarterback Matt Johns appears in today's free gameday program.
How Giving Back Has Opened Kelvin Rainey's Eyes
Football | 10/22/2016
This feature on Virginia safety Kelvin Rainey appears in today's free gameday program.
Jeff White: Football Notebook -- UNC Week
Football | 10/21/2016
At 3 p.m. Saturday, UVA (2-4, 1-1) hosts Coastal Division rival North Carolina (5-2, 3-1) in an...
- Online Stores