Texas linebacker Breckyn Hager (60) warms up before the start of the Texas Bowl NCAA college football game against Missouri in Houston, Texas, on Wednesday, Dec. 27, 2017. NICK WAGNER / AMERICAN-STATESMAN

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What makes Texas LB Breckyn Hager ‘freakish?’

Posted July 3rd, 2018


Texas linebacker Breckyn Hager is one of the most easily recognized players on the roster.

Flowing blond hair and a cocky attitude are the characteristics for which he is known by most Longhorns fans, but there is something else that led NFL scouts to describe him as “freakish.”

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qThe Westlake product appeared on a list compiled by NFL.com’s Chase Goodbread thanks in part to his vertical jump.

Goodbread notes that Hager can reach 38 inches. At 255 pounds, that makes the Texas senior a rare breed. Only two players weighing 255 pounds or more had a vertical jump of at least 38 inches at this year’s NFL combine.

Goodbread also writes that Hager can power clean 360 pounds.

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