Halvor Hagen

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Halvor Hagen
No. 64, 62, 88, 76
Position:Offensive lineman
Personal information
Born: (1947-02-04) February 4, 1947 (age 72)
Oslo, Norway
Height:6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)
Weight:245 lb (111 kg)
Career information
High school:Seattle (WA) Ballard
College:Weber State
NFL Draft:1969 / Round: 3 / Pick: 74
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Games played:70
Player stats at NFL.com
Player stats at PFR

Halvor Reini Hagen (born February 4, 1947) is a former American football offensive lineman in the National Football League for the Dallas Cowboys, New England Patriots, and Buffalo Bills. He played college football at Weber State University and was drafted in the third round of the 1969 NFL Draft by the Dallas Cowboys.

Early years[edit]

Hagen was born in Oslo, Norway. He played football for only one season at Ballard High School (Seattle, Washington). He then graduated and played one year of college football at Shoreline Community College, before transferring to Weber State.

In 1968, he received All-Big Sky honors for his play at defensive tackle.[1] During his time in college, he was also an avid skier.

In 2006, he was inducted into the Weber State Athletics Hall of Fame.[2]

Professional career[edit]

Dallas Cowboys[edit]

Hagen was selected by the Dallas Cowboys in the third round (74th overall) of the 1969 NFL Draft. In his rookie season he was used as a defensive lineman, before being switched to offensive guard the next year. He was a part of the Super Bowl V team.

During the 1971 offseason, because Duane Thomas was going through a contract dispute (he requested that his 3-year contract be rewritten) and refused to report to training camp, the Cowboys traded him to the New England Patriots alongside Hagen and Honor Jackson, in exchange for Carl Garrett and the Patriots number one draft choice in the 1972 NFL Draft. Within a week, because of problems with the Patriots and head coach John Mazur, in an unprecedented move, the NFL commissioner voided part of the trade, sending Thomas and Garrett back to their original teams. The Patriots kept Hagen and Jackson in exchange for a second and third round draft choices in the 1972 NFL Draft, which they eventually used to select Robert Newhouse and Mike Keller.[3][4]

New England Patriots[edit]

Hagen became a starter at left guard in 1971. On April 19, 1972, he was traded along with Jim Cheyunski and Mike Montler to the Buffalo Bills, in exchange for Wayne Patrick, Edgar Chandler and Jeff Lyman.[5]

Buffalo Bills[edit]

He was a part of the Buffalo Bills offensive line that was nicknamed "The Electric Company", when they were blocking for O. J. Simpson. He was a starter during his first two years with the team.

Personal life[edit]

His father Gunner Halvor was a notable skier.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1963-69 All-Conference Football Teams". Retrieved July 15, 2017.
  2. ^ "Hall Of Fame - Halvor Hagen". Retrieved July 15, 2017.
  3. ^ "Cowboys' Thomas Is Traded To Patriots". Retrieved July 15, 2017.
  4. ^ "Duane Thomas Goes Back To Cowboys". Retrieved July 15, 2017.
  5. ^ "Patriots, Bills Trade Six". Retrieved July 15, 2017.