Marques Hagans has been hired at Virginia as a graduate assistant and will work with the offense, the school announced on Tuesday.
From the school's release:
“Marques ‘Biscuit’ Hagans returning to UVa is a benefit for both of us,” said coach Mike London. “He wants to learn and get involved in coaching – and this is an opportunity for him to give back to some of the people who have been involved in his life. He is one of the best players to have competed at Virginia, and is a proud Hampton native who played under head coach Mike Smith at Hampton High School. We are happy to have Biscuit back into the program. He brings great energy, passion and NFL experience. We are excited to get him on the field coaching, involved with our program, and his alma mater.”
Hagans was a four-year letterwinner at UVa from 2002-05 and currently is No. 7 all-time in passing at UVa with 4,877 passing yards. He finished his career at No. 5, but has since been passed by Jameel Seweel and Marc Verica, the two starting quarterbacks to follow him in Charlottesville. Hagans in No. 5 all-time at UVa in total offense with 5,779 yards and his 2005 season ranks No. 3 all-time with 2,802 total yards. Only his predecessor, Matt Schaub, had better seasons (2002 & 2003) in the UVa annals in regards to total offense.
The St. Louis Rams selected Hagans in the fifth round (144 overall) of the 2006 NFL Draft. He spent three seasons with the Rams before being picked up by the Kansas City Chiefs for the 2009 campaign. Hagans finished the 2009 season with the Washington Redskins and was released in the summer of 2010 after injuring himself in off-season workouts.
Hagans is a native of Hampton, Va., and graduated from Hampton High School after spending two years at neighboring Bethel High School. As a junior at Hampton, Hagans led the Crabbers to the state championship in Group AAA, Division 5 of the Virginia High School League in 1998. Hampton advanced to the state semifinals in Hagans’ senior season in 1999.
“I look forward to the opportunity to come back to a place that is special for me,” said Hagans. “I am thankful to Coach London and Coach Lazor for the chance to work with them on this coaching staff. I am excited to work hard and do whatever I can to help the program reach the vision that Coach London has for it.”
Hagans graduated with a degree in anthropology from UVa in 2005 and will begin to pursue a graduate degree in professional studies when the summer session commences.