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Mike Hague: BYU Journeyman

Mike Hague came into BYU as a freshman in 2006. In 2013 he will leave as a senior and will leave a hole in the secondary that was filled by the ultimate team player.

Mike Hague
Mike Hague
Russ Isabella-US PRESSWIRE

Departing Senior Mike Hague has been around the BYU program longer than anyone that isn't a coach, and longer than some coaches.  Hague came to BYU as a highly touted running back in 2006.  As a freshman he played sparingly as he had one catch for four yards and 21 rushes for 156 yards.

Many fans will remember his days as a running back due to one play against UNLV.  The Cougars were up by almost 40 and were trying to run out the clock.  With just over three minutes left in the game, BYU called a run up the middle and Hague hit the pile.  It appeared that he was going to be swallowed up but ended up popping outside and took the ball 87 yards for the score.  This was his only score of his career but it will be remembered by fans for a long time.

After serving a mission in Knoxville, TN he was moved to the BYU secondary where the coaches felt he would have the most impact.  He returned to play in three games before suffering a season ending injury that allowed him to take a redshirt in 2009.  He recorded one tackle in the three games.  He came back his sophomore year to play in nine games before again being injured and ending his season.

In 2011 he made a few strides in his junior year when he played in 12 games and had seven tackles but took a step back in 2012 when he again was injured in the fourth game of the year.  He was able to claim a medical redshirt that would allow him back on the field for his senior year in 2013.

He has played in six games this year due to injury but has 18 solo tackles and one tackle for loss.  Although he hasn't filled the stat sheets with incredible numbers, the Cougars will miss him for the team player he is.  He would do anything for his team including changing his game.  We salute you Mike Hague and will miss seeing you in uniform!

If you haven't already, get to know Mike a bit with his recent interview.