Ra'Shede Hageman Drafted by Atlanta Falcons
May 9, 2014
Minnesota's Ra'Shede Hageman is headed to Atlanta, as he was selected by the Falcons in the second round of the NFL Draft with the No. 37 overall pick. Hageman attended the draft in New York and was the fifth player taken in the second round.
Hageman is the highest Gopher to be selected since Laurence Maroney was taken in the first round with the 21st pick in 2006. He is the third highest Gopher to be drafted since 1991, behind Maroney and Willie Middlebrooks (24th overall in 2001).
Hageman, who was a first-team All-Big Ten and third-team Associated Press All-American selection, made 38 tackles (26 solo) as a senior and also notched 13 tackles-for-loss. He recorded two sacks, broke up eight passes, recorded one interception, recovered one fumble and blocked both a field goal and extra point in his final year at Minnesota.
Hageman, who was recruited to Minnesota as a tight end, played in 46 games during his career and registered 91 tackles (57 solo) and 24 tackles-for-loss. He also posted 10 sacks and broke up 11 passes.
The Atlanta Falcons visit TCF Bank Stadium, where the Minnesota Vikings will play for the next two seasons, on Sept. 28.
Quote From Minnesota Head Coach Jerry Kill