Sunday, May 26, 2013

2013 Season Countdown: #95 Will Hagerup

The only picture of Will Hagerup that really matters: the one with Erin Andrews.
Name: Will Hagerup
Height: 6'4"
Weight: 227 lbs.
High school: Milwaukee (WI) Whitefish Bay
Position: Punter
Class: Senior
Jersey number: #43
Last year: I ranked Hagerup #51 and said he would be the starting punter. He punted 33 times for 1,486 yards (45.0 yards/punt), 4 touchbacks, 4 fair catches, 3 punts inside the 20-yard line, 13 punts of 50+ yards, and a long of 62.

If you want to shake your head and/or laugh, click on that profile from last year's countdown.  Much of the discussion was about whether he would get suspended or not (note: he was indeed suspended for the Outback Bowl against South Carolina).  But before the perennial suspension occurred, he kicked well enough to be the Big Ten's best punter.  In some respects, it was even better than his outstanding freshman year.  When he was on the field, he was very reliable.

Unfortunately for everyone involved, the suspension for the bowl game shows a habitual disregard for the rules, and Brady Hoke instituted the Darryl Stonum Fifth Year Clause, which suspends Hagerup for the entirety of the 2013 season in an effort to clean up his act.  If he avoids troublesome issues (alleged to be marijuana), then he can return as a fifth year senior in 2014.  If he reverts to his old ways, he might find himself playing at a community college in Wisconsin.  For the sake of everyone, hopefully he finds a new path.

Prediction: Redshirt


  1. TTB: As in past years, I'm looking forward to these countdown postings. Thanks, and good work!

  2. Thanks for all the work you do, Magnus. Your list is my favorite football part of the football dead months. Glad to see Hagerup last. Here is my early MVP list:

    Gardner, Lewan, Schofield, Ross, Countess, Gallon, Funchess, T. Gordon, Washington, Black, J. Wilson, Darboh, C. Gordon, J. Miller, Braden, F. Clark, Kalis, D. Morgan, R. Taylor, Bolden, Chesson, Williams, Beyer, Pipkins, Henry, Toussaint, Godin, J. Clark, Avery, Dileo, Ojemudia, Hollowell, Burzynski, Morris, G. Glasgow, Green, Cleary, Heitzman, Glanda, Charlton, Gunderson, D. Thomas, Gibbons, Norfleet, Reynolds, Jenkins-Stone, D. Johnson, Rawls, Jackson, Wile, Kerridge, Butt, Magnuson, Hayes, Houma, Douglas, Ash, Bryant, Wormley, Strobel, Allen, R. Glasgow, Richardson, Furman, Bosch, Gant, Bars, D. Jones, Sypniewski, Lewis, York, D. Smith, K. Hill, Dukes, Gedeon, Swieca, McCray, Hurst, Poggi, D. Hill, Paskorz, Stribling, Lawson, Shallman, R. Dawson, Dever, Kugler, D. Dawson, Anlauf, Capatina, Liesman, Tuley-Tillman, McGrath, Pearson, Jocz, Samuelson, Mateus, Pliska, Esterline, Wangler, Stearns, Benda, Grace, Henderson, Austin, Hardison, Duba, Humphries, Froelich, Keizer, Mitropoulos-Rundus, Hagerup

    Injured: Fox, Poole, Ryan, Bellomy

  3. The countdown has started. It is officially summer.

  4. We should not be wasting a spot for this kid. Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, Shame on me. Fool me a third time....and your just an idiot.