B1G Player Rankings: No. 11, Ra'Shede Hageman

We’re 11 days from the 2013 football season kicking off. Indiana (Indiana State) and Minnesota (UNLV) get things started for the Big Ten on Thursday, Aug. 29 on BTN/BTN2Go. To help count down the days to kickoff, BTN.com is ranking the top 25 players. Join us as we count it down, from 25-1, every day.

No. 11: Ra’Shede Hageman, DT, Minnesota

A converted tight end, Ra’Shede Hageman offers everything a team wants in a defensive tackle. He’s huge (6-6, 311 pounds), he’s a freakish athlete, and he’s improved every season. Entering 2013 as one of the Big Ten’s top NFL draft prospects, Hageman is the Big Ten’s elite defensive tackle. He’ll have his work cut out for him as a senior, as opponents will double team him every chance they get. Still, Hageman possesses the size, strength and speed to combat the attention and be productive. And even if he isn’t making the stop or getting the sack, his presence will allow teammates to make plays.

View Hageman’s career stats:
2010 stats:
5 tackles
2011 stats:
13 tackles; 3.5 TFL; 2 sacks; 1 FF
2012 stats:
35 tackles; 7.5 TFL; 6 sacks; 1 FF

BTN.com’s top 25 players of 2013
Aug. 28
Aug. 27
Aug. 26
Aug. 25
Aug. 24
Aug. 23
Aug. 22
Aug. 21
Aug. 20
Aug. 19
Ra’Shede Hageman, DT, Minnesota
Kenny Bell, WR, Nebraska
Tyler Scott, DE, Northwestern
Ameer Abdullah, RB, Nebraska
Brandon Vitabile, C, Northwestern
16. Jack Mewhort, OT, Ohio State
Kain Colter, QB, Northwestern
18. Jared Abbrederis, WR, Wisconsin
19. Spencer Long, G, Nebraska
Darqueze Dennard, CB, Michigan State
Melvin Gordon, RB, Wisconsin
Deion Barnes, DE, Penn State
Isaiah Lewis, S, Michigan State
24. James White, RB, Wisconsin
Anthony Hitchens, LB, Iowa

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Show Comments (4 Comments)
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Steve Setzer on 8/18/2013 @ 4:27pm EDT Said:

You’ve got Jack Mewhort listed twice.

    Brent Yarina, BTN.com Senior Editor on 8/18/2013 @ 10:33pm EDT Said:

    Good catch! That should be No. 19 Spencer Long. This is all fixed.

joe Kester on 8/18/2013 @ 9:03pm EDT Said:

I don’t know why you call this the Big Ten Network. When It comes to classic football
replays of prior games you always show Mich, Mich State and Ohio State. You rarely if ever show Penn State. The other teams get rare air time. You should rename your network as the Michigan recruiting channel.

John Steward on 8/19/2013 @ 11:21am EDT Said:

Go Gophers and Hageman! First round draft pick We are going to surprise people this year and Jerry Kill is a vastly underestimated coach.

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