Mario Haggan

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Mario Haggan
Mario Haggan2.jpg
No. --     Free Agent
Personal information
Date of birth: (1980-03-03) March 3, 1980 (age 34)
Place of birth: Clarksdale, Mississippi
Height: 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) Weight: 274 lb (124 kg)
Career information
High school: Clarksdale (MS)
College: Mississippi State
NFL Draft: 2003 / Round: 7 / Pick: 228
Debuted in 2003 for the Buffalo Bills
Career history
Career highlights and awards
  • 2x Second-team All-SEC (2000-2001)
  • First-team All-SEC (2002)
Career NFL statistics as of Week 17, 2012
Tackles 282
Sacks 9.0
Interceptions 1
Forced fumbles 8
Stats at

Mario Marcell Haggan (born March 3, 1980) is an American football linebacker who is currently a free agent. He was drafted by the Buffalo Bills in the seventh round of the 2003 NFL Draft. He played college football at Mississippi State.

Haggan has also played for the Denver Broncos and St. Louis Rams.

Early years[edit]

Haggan grew up in a poverty-stricken area of Mississippi. He attended Clarksdale High School, where he played football and was named an All-American. He was named first-team all-state by the Jackson Clarion-Ledger and played in the Mississippi/Alabama All-Star Game. He led his team to the state Class 4A championship in 1997. As a senior, he recorded 158 tackles with three fumble recoveries. He earned Honorable Mention All-American honors by USA Today. He is married to wife Tanika Haggan who previously was a high school volleyball coach in Rowlett, Tx.

College career[edit]

Haggan played college football at Mississippi State. Haggan started at linebacker in 1999, a season that saw Mississippi State start 8-0 and earn one of the highest national rankings in school history.

Professional career[edit]

Buffalo Bills[edit]

Haggan was drafted in the 7th round of the 2003 draft by the Buffalo Bills.

Denver Broncos[edit]

Haggan during a game in 2009.

Haggan was named starting an OLB and a defensive captain for the Denver Broncos in 2009, he was moved to ILB in 2010.

Haggan was valued by the Broncos as a depth player for his versatility, having played all three linebacker positions and both defensive end positions.

St. Louis Rams[edit]

Haggan signed with the St. Louis Rams on May 15, 2012.[1]


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