30 Legends of Texas Football

Britt Hager

Texas Stats: 34 games played, 499 total tackles (308 solo)

Since 2005, the two-highest single-season tackle totals are 191 and 183 — both totals belong to a guy named Luke Kuechly (he’s pretty good). Keeping those numbers in mind, it speaks to how great Britt Hager was for the Longhorns. In 1987, Hager set a then-Texas record with 187 tackles…only to top that record in ’88 with 195 stops. Hager’s talent was evident from the jump, and he more than fulfilled his potential. To this day, Hager is Texas’ all-time leading tackler (499) and holds the two highest single-season marks. The football gene has been passed onto his kids, Bryce and Breckyn, as well. Bryce is entering his sixth season in the NFL, while Breckyn compiled 135 tackles for the Longhorns between 2015-18.

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