Derek Hagan Named To College Football Hall Of Fame's Watch List

Dec. 1, 2005

TEMPE, Ariz. - Arizona State senior wide receiver Derek Hagan has been named to the College Football Hall of Fame's inaugural 'Hall of Fame Watch List.' The watch list highlights current college football players with the potential to one day be inducted into the Hall of Fame, located in South Bend, Indiana.

Hagan, from Palmdale, Calif., is the ASU all-time leader in receptions, receiving yards and receiving touchdowns, and earlier this season became the Pac-10's all-time leader in receptions. In his career, Hagan has totaled 253 receptions, 3,842 receiving yards and 27 touchdowns, including becoming the first Sun Devil to ever record three straight 1,000 yard receiving seasons.

To become eligible for the College Football Hall of Fame, a player must be named first-team All-America by one of the five organizations recognized by the NCAA. Players who have attained first-team All-America recognition are eligible for the College Football Hall of Fame 10 years after their college playing career and immediately following their potential professional football career.

The Watch List is focused on players most likely to attain 2005 All-America status and factors such as level of competition, statistics and team success factor heavily in determining who is a likely All-America candidate and who isn't.

The Watch List will consist of three quarterbacks, five running backs, five receivers, two tight ends, eight offensive linemen, eight defensive linemen, six linebackers, six defensive backs and three kickoff return/all-purpose players.

Hagan will close out his stellar Sun Devil football career on December 27th, when Arizona State plays Rutgers in the Insight Bowl from Chase Field at 6:30 p.m. on ESPN.

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