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Mario Haggan
LB #57
Height:
6-3
Weight:
274
College:
Mississippi State
Hometown:
Clarksdale, Miss.
Experience:
9
Defensive
YearTeamGTotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntTDsYdsAvgLng
TOTAL 132 283 224 59 9 0 3 1 1 16 -- 16
2012 STL 11 13 11 2 1 -- 0 -- -- -- -- --
2011 DEN 16 23 13 10 0 0 1 1 1 16 16 16
2010 DEN 16 87 75 12 5 -- 1 -- -- -- -- --
2009 DEN 16 63 51 12 1 -- 1 -- -- -- -- --
2008 DEN 8 19 17 2 1 -- 0 -- -- -- -- --
2007 BUF 16 20 16 4 1 -- 0 -- -- -- -- --
2006 BUF 16 17 13 4 0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- --
2005 BUF 16 22 13 9 0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- --
2004 BUF 16 18 14 4 0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- --
2003 BUF 1 1 1 0 0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- --
Punt Return
YearTeamGRetRetYAvgLngTD20+40+FCFUM
TOTAL 132 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2012 STL 11 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2011 DEN 16 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2010 DEN 16 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2009 DEN 16 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2008 DEN 8 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2007 BUF 16 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2006 BUF 16 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2005 BUF 16 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2004 BUF 16 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2003 BUF 1 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Kick Return
YearTeamGRetYdsAvgLngTD20+40+FCFUM
TOTAL 132 2 4 2 5 0 0 0 0 0
2012 STL 11 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2011 DEN 16 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2010 DEN 16 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2009 DEN 16 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2008 DEN 8 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2007 BUF 16 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2006 BUF 16 2 4 2 5 0 0 0 0 0
2005 BUF 16 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2004 BUF 16 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2003 BUF 1 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --

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HAGGAN AT A GLANCE:
• A ninth-year linebacker who joins Ryan Clady as the only two players to start every game for Denver during the last two seasons.
• Totaled a career-high 87 tackles (75 solo) and five sacks in 2010, while opening eight games apiece at outside linebacker and inside linebacker.
• Started all 16 games for the first time in his career in 2009, registering 55 tackles (45 solo), one sack and three forced fumbles as a team captain for the Broncos.
• Became the first player in the NFL in 24 seasons to start all 16 games in a season after previously playing at least 73 games without a start with his effort for the Broncos in 2009.
• Established himself as one of the top special-teams players in the NFL during his five professional seasons with Buffalo (2003-07) and in his first two years with Denver (2008-09), registering 70 career special-teams tackles.
• Posted the seventh-most special-teams stops (49) in the league from 2004-06.
• Received first-team All-Southeastern Conference honors as a senior at Mississippi State University, where he was a three-year starter.
• Joined the Broncos as a free agent on Nov. 4, 2008.
• Selected by Buffalo in the seventh round (228th overall) of the 2003 NFL Draft.

HAGGAN AT A GLANCE:
• A ninth-year linebacker who joins Ryan Clady as the only two players to start every game for Denver during the last two seasons.
• Totaled a career-high 87 tackles (75 solo) and five sacks in 2010, while opening eight games apiece at outside linebacker and inside linebacker.
• Started all 16 games for the first time in his career in 2009, registering 55 tackles (45 solo), one sack and three forced fumbles as a team captain for the Broncos.
• Became the first player in the NFL in 24 seasons to start all 16 games in a season after previously playing at least 73 games without a start with his effort for the Broncos in 2009.
• Established himself as one of the top special-teams players in the NFL during his five professional seasons with Buffalo (2003-07) and in his first two years with Denver (2008-09), registering 70 career special-teams tackles.
• Posted the seventh-most special-teams stops (49) in the league from 2004-06.
• Received first-team All-Southeastern Conference honors as a senior at Mississippi State University, where he was a three-year starter.
• Joined the Broncos as a free agent on Nov. 4, 2008.
• Selected by Buffalo in the seventh round (228th overall) of the 2003 NFL Draft.

CAREER TRANSACTIONS: Signed by Buffalo as a draft choice 7/22/03; Waived by Buffalo 9/4/03; Signed by Buffalo (practice squad) 9/8/03; Signed by Buffalo (active roster) 11/14/03; Placed on reserve/suspended list by Commissioner 4/8/08; Suspension lifted by Commissioner 9/30/08; Signed by Denver 11/4/08.

Quickly: Haggan is a ninth-year veteran who played in all 16 games (one start) during the 2011 campaign. He finished the season with 21 tackles (12 solo), two stops on special teams, an interception and a pass breakup. In his start at Minnesota, he recorded his first interception and returned it 16 yards for a touchdown while leading the team with 13 tackles. He is one of only two Broncos to have started every game during the 2009-10 seasons. He became the first player in the NFL in 24 seasons to start all 16 games in a season after previously playing at least 73 games without a start. He set career highs in 2010 with five sacks and 87 tackles. He also tied for the team lead with 10 tackles for a loss. Haggan was one of six players in the NFL with 80+tackles and 5+sacks and finished second on the team in tackles for the 2010 season.

2011 Season Highlights:

  • at Minnesota (12/4): Made his first start of the season in place of LB Von Miller and totaled a team-high 12 tackles, including a game-high three tackles for a loss, along with an interception returned 16 yards for a touchdown... His interception was the first of his nine-year career and represented the third pick-six by Denver this season... All three of his tackles for losses came on second downs in the first half and set up third-and-longs for the Vikings.
  • vs. New England (12/18): Made his first special teams tackle of the season.
2010: Haggan started all 16 games—eight at outside linebacker and eight at inside linebacker—and totaled career highs in tackles (87) and sacks (5) to go along with two forced fumbles and one fumble recovery... Finished as one of six NFL players with at least 80 tackles and five sacks... Received the Darrent Williams Good Guy Award from the Denver media for the Bronco who best exemplifies enthusiasm, cooperation and honesty while dealing

with members of the press... Totaled a career-high three sacks and added a forced fumble vs. K.C. (11/14).

2009: Haggan, a team captain, became the first player in the NFL since 1985 (Patriots defensive back Ivory Sully) to start all 16 games after previously playing at least 73 games without a start... Registered a career-high 55 tackles (45 solo), one sack (10 yds.), one pass breakup and three forced fumbles... Tied for fourth on the team with nine special-teams stops... Forced a fumble at K.C. (12/6) that was recovered by cornerback André Goodman
for a 30-yard touchdown.

2008: Haggan totaled 20 tackles (16 solo), one sack (1 yd.) and four special-teams stops in eight games (0 starts) with Denver... Joined the club as a free agent on Nov. 4 and played in the final eight games of the year.

2007: Haggan played all 16 games (0 starts) for the fourth consecutive season with Buffalo and had 13 tackles (10 solo) and one sack (2 yds.)... Contributed seven special-teams stops.

2006: Haggan appeared in all 16 games (0 starts) and served as one of the Bills’ special-teams captains... Had a team-high 15 special-teams tackles and one defensive tackle.

2005: Haggan played all 16 games (0 starts) for Buffalo, totaling five tackles (3 solo) and 17 special-teams stops... Helped the Bills rank first in the NFL in The Dallas Morning News’ comprehensive special-teams rankings.

2004: Haggan saw time in all 16 games (0 starts) with Buffalo, registering two tackles (1 solo) and two fumble recoveries... Posted 17 tackles on special teams to help the Bills rank first in the NFL in The Dallas Morning News’ comprehensive special-teams rankings.\

2003: Selected by Buffalo in the seventh round (228th overall) of the 2003 NFL Draft, Haggan appeared in one game for the Bills as a rookie, posting one special-teams tackle in his NFL debut vs. Ind. (11/23)... Began the year on the Bills’ practice squad before he was signed to their active roster on Nov. 14.

COLLEGE: Haggan was a three-year starter at Mississippi State University, totaling 359 career tackles (202 solo), 10 sacks, five forced fumbles, two fumble recoveries, four pass breakups and one interception in 40 games (31 starts)... Led the Bulldogs in tackles during each of his three seasons as a starter... Received first-team All-Southeastern Conference honors as a senior after posting a team-high 119 tackles (66 solo)... Named a secondteam All-SEC selection as a junior defensive end and as a sophomore linebacker.

PERSONAL: Haggan was a USA Today honorable mention All-American at Clarksdale High School in Clarksdale, Miss.... Named first-team all-state (Jackson Clarion-Ledger) and was chosen to play in the Mississippi/Alabama All-Star Game... Led his team to the state Class 4A championship in 1997... Recorded 158 tackles with three fumble recoveries as a senior... Hosted a radio show on FM 103.3 The Edge called “The Specialists” with teammate Josh Stamer during the 2006 season in Buffalo... Majored in sports communication at Mississippi State... Mario Marcell Haggan was born on March 3, 1980, in Clarksdale, Miss.

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