Oregon defensive tackle Ryan Hagen, a senior from Troy High School (Brea, California), enters his fourth season in the Oregon program.
Before joining the Ducks, Hagen was a three-sport varsity letter winner with three seasons of experience in football, basketball and track. He helped guide his team to the Freeway League championship his junior season and was All-Freeway League defense and team defensive MVP as a senior. On the basketball court he was defensive MVP in back-to-back seasons. He also was a four-time scholar athlete and two-time all-county scholar athlete.
In 2010, Hagen joined the team during the spring and was able get an early start to his development. He made his debut in the third game of the season, a 69-0 blowout win over Portland State. His other appearance during the season was against UCLA.
In 2011, Hagen saw action in five games and finished the season with four tackles (three unassisted, one assisted). Two of his four tackles were for loss and he forced his first fumble against Oregon State in the Civil War.
In 2012, Hagen finished the year with five tackles (one unassisted, four assisted) and 0.5 tackles for loss while appearing in six games. His top performance of the year came in a win over Colorado when he was credited with two tackles and his lone tackle for loss on the season.
Going into the 2013 season, Hagen figures to be third on the depth chart behind Wade Keliikipi and Alex Balducci. Due to the heavy rotation the Ducks use, Hagan will see plenty of playing time in his final season in Eugene.