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Marques Hagans
Marques  Hagans

Wide Receivers

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Marques Hagans concluded his third season as a full-time assistant coach in 2015 after spending two years as a graduate coach, working with the offense. Hagans was named the wide receivers coach on Jan. 3, 2013.

Wide receiver Canaan Severin thrived under Hagans earning second-team All-ACC honors in 2015 after finishing the regular season ranked No. 3 in the ACC with 759 receiving yards. Severin’s 759 receiving yards also ranks No. 15 all-time in the UVA record book for a season. Severin caught 54 passes and eight touchdowns. The 54 receptions tie him with Herman Moore (1990) for No. 11 all-time in the UVA annals for catches in a season. In 2015 Severin became the 20th player in program history with 100 receptions and finished his career No. 19 all-time with 102 catches, 96 of which came over the 2014 and 2015 seasons. Severin finished his career with 1,383 receiving yards, which ranks No. 15 all-time in the UVA record book.

Severin’s rise began in 2014 under Hagans. As a junior Severin led UVA with 42 catches for 578 yards and five touchdowns after entering the season with six career receptions.
Hagans oversaw the emergence of freshman wide receiver Keeon Johnson in 2013. Despite not playing the first four games of a potential redshirt season, Johnson completed one of the best true freshman seasons in recent UVA history, catching 20 passes for 282 yards and a score in the final eight games of the season.
Hagans was a four-year letterwinner at UVA from 2002-05 and currently is No. 7 all-time in passing at UVA with 4,877 passing yards. He finished his career at No. 5, but has since been passed by Jameel Seweel and Marc Verica, the two starting quarterbacks to follow him in Charlottesville. Hagans in No. 5 all-time at UVA in total offense with 5,779 yards and his 2005 season ranks No. 3 all-time with 2,802 total yards. Only his predecessor, Matt Schaub (2002 & 2003), and current quarterback Matt Johns (2015) had better seasons in the UVA annals in regards to total offense.
The St. Louis Rams selected Hagans in the fifth round (144 overall) of the 2006 NFL Draft. He spent three seasons with the Rams before being picked up by the Kansas City Chiefs for the 2009 campaign. Hagans finished the 2009 season with the Washington Redskins and was released in the summer of 2010 after injuring himself in off-season workouts.
Hagans is a native of Hampton, Va., and graduated from Hampton High School after spending two years at neighboring Bethel High School. As a junior at Hampton, Hagans 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 semifinals in Hagans’ senior season in 1999.
Hagans graduated with a degree in anthropology from UVA in 2005 and is currently finishing a graduate degree in professional studies.
Hagans resides in Charlottesville with his wife, the former Lauren Swierczek, a former Cavalier women’s basketball player. The couple has two sons, Christopher Dex and Jackson Watford.

Coach Hagans
Hometown Hampton, Va.
High School Hampton HS, Hampton, Va., 2000
College Virginia, 2005
Family wife, Lauren; son, Christopher Dex
Playing Experience
Virginia (2000-05)
St. Louis Rams (2006-07)
Kansas City Chiefs (2008)
Indianapolis Colts (2008)
Washington Redskins (2008-10)
Coaching Experience
2011-12 - Virginia
Graduate Assistant
2013-present - Virginia
Wide Receivers
Postseason Experience
Continental Tire Bowl (2003) - player
MPC Computers Bowl (2004) - player
Gaylord Hotels Music City Bowl (2005) - player
Chick-fil-A Bowl (2011)
Former Prominent Players Coached
Kris Burd (Virginia)
Darius Jennings (Virginia)


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