Darian Hagan

Darian Hagan (born February 1, 1970) is a former American football and Canadian football player, who, since February 2005, is an assistant coach of the University of Colorado Buffaloes football team.

Darian Hagan
Personal information
Born:February 1, 1970 (age 49)
Lynwood, California
Career information
High school:Los Angeles (CA) Locke
NFL Draft:1992 / Round: 9 / Pick: 242
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career NFL statistics
Player stats at NFL.com

College career

As an option quarterback at Colorado from 1988 to 1991, Hagan produced impressive offensive statistics operating Coach Bill McCartney's "I-Bone" offense. Due to veteran quarterback Sal Aunese being stricken with cancer, he took over the starting duties as a sophomore. When Aunese died, Hagan and the rest of the Buffaloes dedicated their season to their fallen comrade. In that 1989 season, he burst on the college football scene, and became the sixth player in the history of NCAA Division I-A to gain more than 1,000 yards passing and more than 1,000 yards rushing in the same season. He was the starting quarterback in 1990 when Colorado won the NCAA Division I-A national football championship, and in 1989 to 1991 when Colorado was the Big Eight Conference champions. His record as quarterback for Colorado was 28–5–2 (20–0–1 in Big Eight). In Heisman Trophy voting he was 5th in 1989 with 242 points, 17th in 1990 with 17 points and 20th in 1991 with 12 points.

Hagan was inducted into the University of Colorado Athletic Hall of Fame in 2002. He is also considered by many alumni as the best football player in CU history. Hagan went 28-5-2 as a starter for the Buffs, including 20-0-1 in Big Eight Conference play. He finished his career with 3,801 passing yards and 2,007 rushing yards.

Professional career

After college, Hagan was drafted by the San Francisco 49ers in the ninth round of the 1992 NFL Draft, but never played for the team. He played five years in the Canadian Football League for three teams: the Toronto Argonauts (1993–94), the Las Vegas Posse (1994), and the Edmonton Eskimos (1995–96). He mostly played as a defensive back and on special teams.

Coaching career

Before his last season, he graduated from Colorado with a bachelor's degree in sociology. When his professional football career ended, Hagan turned to jobs in marketing and then in coaching. He became the defensive technical intern in 2004 for Colorado. The following year, he was hired by Gary Barnett as an offensive assistant coach. In 2006, he was one of only two assistant coaches kept by new head coach Dan Hawkins as the running backs assistant coach where he remains today.

1989 All-Big Eight Conference football team

The 1989 All-Big Eight Conference football team consists of American football players chosen by various organizations for All-Big Eight Conference teams for the 1989 NCAA Division I-A football season. The selectors for the 1989 season included the Associated Press (AP).

1989 Colorado Buffaloes football team

The 1989 Colorado Buffaloes football team represented the University of Colorado at Boulder during the 1989 NCAA Division I-A football season. Colorado finished with the most wins in school history, surpassing the 1971 team, and their first conference championship since 1976. The Buffaloes played for the national title but lost to Notre Dame in the Orange Bowl. The team dedicated the season to senior and former starting quarterback Sal Aunese, who was diagnosed with stomach cancer in February and died on September 23 due to complications from the disease.

In another feel good story, the team was host to a Make A Wish recipient Chad Henry for the big game against Nebraska in Boulder. Henry was an up-and-coming high school football player from Indiana, Pennsylvania and the son of college/NFL coach Jack Henry, who began following the Buffaloes after reading about Sal Aunese's battle with cancer while himself battling a very rare and dangerous form of abdominal cancer. After cheering on the Buffs to the biggest win in school history, Henry and his family were also invited to attend the National Championship game as guests of the university. Henry went on to defeat the disease and did play football for his high school again in 1990. Although his once promising football career was ended following that season due to complications with side effects from the intense chemotherapy he endured, Henry went on to coach football at his high school and became a scout for the NFL's Detroit Lions and is currently with the Indianapolis Colts.

1990 All-Big Eight Conference football team

The 1990 All-Big Eight Conference football team consists of American football players chosen by various organizations for All-Big Eight Conference teams for the 1990 NCAA Division I-A football season. The selectors for the 1990 season included the Associated Press (AP).

1990 Colorado Buffaloes football team

The 1990 Colorado Buffaloes football team represented the University of Colorado Boulder in the 1990 NCAA Division I-A football season. The Buffaloes offense scored 338 points while the defense allowed 160 points. Led by head coach Bill McCartney, Colorado defeated Notre Dame 10–9 in the 1991 Orange Bowl to conclude the season.

Colorado was selected national champions by AP, Berryman, Billingsley, DeVold, FB News, Football Research, FW, Matthews, NFF, Sporting News, and USA/CNN, and co-champion by both FACT and NCF -all NCAA-designated major selectors. Georgia Tech took the UPI Coaches poll title, with both Washington and Miami receiving national titles from other selectors.

1990 Illinois Fighting Illini football team

The 1990 Illinois Fighting Illini football team was an American football team that represented the University of Illinois during the 1990 NCAA Division I-A football season. In their third year under head coach John Mackovic, the Illini compiled an 8–4 record, finished in a four-way tie for first place in the Big Ten Conference, were ranked #25 in the final AP Poll, and lost to Clemson in the 1991 Hall of Fame Bowl.The team's offensive leader were quarterback Jason Verduzco with 2,567 passing yards, fullback Howard Griffith with 1,115 rushing yards, and Shawn Wax with 863 receiving yards.

1990 Orange Bowl

The 1990 Federal Express Orange Bowl was a college football bowl game that was played on January 1, 1990, as part of the 1989 NCAA Division I-A football season. The 56th edition of the Orange Bowl featured the Notre Dame Fighting Irish, and the Colorado Buffaloes. Colorado entered the game undefeated and ranked number one in both polls, while Notre Dame entered the game coming off their only loss of the season to the rival Miami Hurricanes in the final week of the season. Notre Dame would spoil a championship season for the Buffaloes with a 21-6 victory, Colorado's loss allowed Miami to win the National Championship, with Notre Dame finishing number two.

1991 Blockbuster Bowl

The 1991 Blockbuster Bowl, part of the 1991 bowl game season, took place on December 28, 1991, at Joe Robbie Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida. The competing teams were the Alabama Crimson Tide, representing the Southeastern Conference (SEC), and the Colorado Buffaloes, representing the Big Eight Conference (Big 8). Alabama won the game 30–25.

1991 Orange Bowl

The 1991 Orange Bowl was a college football bowl game on January 1 which determined the national championship. Played at night in Miami, Florida, the 57th edition of the Orange Bowl featured the independent Notre Dame Fighting Irish and the Colorado Buffaloes of the Big Eight Conference.Colorado came into the game with a 10–1–1 record and a #1 AP ranking; Notre Dame was 9–2 and fifth in the AP poll. The game was a rematch of the previous year, in which #3 Notre Dame took a national championship away from #1 Colorado, 21–6.

1994 Las Vegas Posse season

The 1994 Las Vegas Posse season was the first season in the team's franchise history. They finished last place in the West division with a 5–13–0 record and failed to make the playoffs. It marked the only season with which the team would play; the organization became insolvent and was subsequently dissolved at the conclusion of the season. Anthony Calvillo was the last member on the active roster for the Las Vegas Posse to have played in the Canadian Football League (CFL) at the time of his retirement in January 2014 after the 2013 CFL season had ended two months prior.

2017 Colorado Buffaloes football team

The 2017 Colorado Buffaloes football team represented the University of Colorado Boulder during the 2017 NCAA Division I FBS football season. The Buffaloes were led by fifth-year head coach Mike MacIntyre, and played their home games at Folsom Field in Boulder. They competed as members of the South Division of the Pac-12 Conference. They finished the season 5–7, 2–7 in Pac-12 play to finish in last place in the South Division.

Colorado Buffaloes football

The Colorado Buffaloes football program represents the University of Colorado Boulder in college football at the NCAA Division I FBS level. The team is currently a member of the Pac-12 Conference, having previously been a charter member of the Big 12 Conference. Before joining the Big 12, they were members of the Big Eight Conference. The CU football team has played at Folsom Field since 1924. The Buffs all-time record is 694–493–36 (.583 winning percentage) prior to the Valero Alamo Bowl at the end of the 2016 season. Colorado won a National Championship in 1990. The football program is 23rd on the all-time win list and 30th in all-time winning percentage.

Colorado Buffaloes football statistical leaders

The Colorado Buffaloes football statistical leaders are individual statistical leaders of the Colorado Buffaloes football program in various categories, including passing, rushing, receiving, total offense, defensive stats, and kicking. Within those areas, the lists identify single-game, single-season, and career leaders. The Buffaloes represent the University of Colorado Boulder in the NCAA's Pac-12 Conference.

Although Colorado began competing in intercollegiate football in 1890, the school's official record book considers the "modern era" to have begun in 1930s. Records from before this year are often incomplete and inconsistent, and they are generally not included in these lists.

These lists are dominated by more recent players for several reasons:

Since 1930s, seasons have increased from 10 games to 11 and then 12 games in length.

The NCAA didn't allow freshmen to play varsity football until 1972 (with the exception of the World War II years), allowing players to have four-year careers.

Bowl games only began counting toward single-season and career statistics in 2002. The Buffaloes have played in five bowl games since then, allowing players in those seasons an extra game to accumulate statistics.

Similarly, the Buffaloes have appeared in the Big 12 Championship Game four times and the Pac-12 Championship Game once, giving players yet another game to accumulate stats.These lists are updated through Colorado's game against California on October 28, 2017.


Darian may refer to the English and Persian masculine name. It was a nickname for Darius, the great Persian king. It is also the name of a river near Shoostar in Iran. It is now used as a unisex name.

Fifth Down Game (1990)

The Fifth Down Game was a college football game that included a play that the crew officiating the game permitted to occur in error. That play enabled the Colorado Buffaloes to defeat the Missouri Tigers by scoring a touchdown on the last play of their game on October 6, 1990. The ensuing controversy cast doubt on Colorado's claim to Division I-A's 1990 national championship, which it shares with the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets. It has been called one of the top memorable moments and blunders in college football history.

Hagan (surname)

Hagan is a surname. Notable people with the surname include:

Alfie Hagan 1895–1980), English footballer

Art Hagan (1863-1936), American baseball player

Billy Hagan (1932-2007), American NASCAR driver/owner

Bo Hagan (1925-2002), American football and baseball player

Bob Hagan, American politician

Bob Hagan (rugby league), Australian rugby league player and coach

Cliff Hagan, American basketball player

Darian Hagan, American football player

Derek Hagan, American football player

Ebenezer Hagan, Ghanaian football (soccer) player

Edward P. Hagan (1846–1893), New York politician

George Hagan (politician), Ghanaian academic and politician

George Elliott Hagan (1916-1990), American politician

Glenn Hagan, American basketball player

Helene Hagan, American anthropologist

Holly Hagan, British TV personality

Jacqueline Hagan, Chilean-born American sociologist

Jean Hagen (1923–1977), American actress

Jim Hagan, Northern Irish footballer and manager

Jimmy Hagan (1918-1998), English footballer and manager

John N. Hagan (1873-1952), American politician

John Raphael Hagan, American Catholic bishop

Kay Hagan, American politician

Kevin Hagan, New Zealand football player

Lyn Hagan, British writer and artist

Michael Hagan, Australian rugby league player and coach

Molly Hagan, American actress

Robert Hagan (disambiguation), multiple people

Sarah Hagan, American actress

Thomas Hagan, assassin of Malcolm X

Tim Hagan, American politician

Uta Hagen (1919–2004), German American actress

Las Vegas Posse

The Las Vegas Posse were a Canadian Football League (CFL) team that played the 1994 season as part of the CFL's short-lived American expansion. The Posse was one of the least successful CFL teams, both on the field and off.

List of 1991 Seattle Mariners draft picks

The following is a list of 1991 Seattle Mariners draft picks. The Mariners took part in the June regular draft, also known as the Rule 4 draft. The Mariners made 67 selections in the 1991 draft, the first being left-handed pitcher Shawn Estes in the first round. In all, the Mariners selected 33 pitchers, 14 outfielders, 12 shortstops, 6 catchers, 1 first baseman, and 1 third baseman.

Locke High School

Alain Leroy Locke College Preparatory Academy (formerly Locke High School) is a Title 1 co-educational charter high school located in Los Angeles, California, United States, and is part of the Los Angeles Unified School District/Green Dot Public Schools. It is named after Alain LeRoy Locke.

Locke is located in South Los Angeles near Watts. The school colors are Columbia blue and gold; their mascot is the saint.

Sporting News College Football Player of the Year

The Sporting News College Football Player of the Year award is given to the player of the year in college football as adjudged by Sporting News.

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