No. 25 Baylor vs. No. 9 West Virginia - AP Photos - 09/29/12
Third-year sophomore emerged from spring camp penciled in as
starter at middle linebacker... Played 13 games as redshirt freshman in
2011, primarily on special teams.. Has squatted 610 pounds... Clocked at
4.49 in 40-yard dash.
2011 (Redshirt Freshman): Played in all 13 games on special teams and
as reserve linebacker... Earned first collegiate letter... Played snaps at
linebacker in six of first seven games, primarly used on special teams in
final six games... Totaled 13 tackles (eight solo) and one forced fumble on
season... Made collegiate debut in season-opening win vs. No. 14 TCU,
but did not record any stats... Recorded career-high three tackles in game
two win vs. Stephen F. Austin... Added two stops against Rice and at No.
21 Texas A&M... Posted one tackle in each of final four games... Added
forced fumble in Valero Alamo Bowl win over Washington.
2010 (True Freshman): Sat out first season at Baylor and participated
on practice squad, redshirted to retain eligibility... Named to Big 12
Commissioner's Honor Roll in fall 2010.
High School: All-state linebacker/running back from Westlake High
School in Austin, Texas... Played for head coach Darren Allman at
Westlake... Named first-team AP Class 5A linebacker as senior in 2009
after leading WHS to 13-3 record, DI state runner-up finish and No. 3
final ranking... Named 2009 District 25-5A Defensive MVP... Totaled 158
tackles, 15 tackles-for-loss, eight sacks, one interception, four QB pressures and seven pass breakups as senior... Also credited with 13
rushing touchdowns in 2009... Totaled 59 tackles and two interceptions
as junior in 2008 in first season as starter on 9-5 Westlake squad... Earned
2008 first-team All-District 25-5A honors at linebacker... Also had 250
rushing yards and 116 receiving yards as junior.
Personal: Son of Britt and Bridgette Hager... Full name is Bryce
Gunnar Hager... Born May 4, 1992, in Austin, Texas... Father, Britt, is
former Texas All-America and Philadelphia Eagle linebacker... Majoring
in speech communication.