By The Bee Sports Staff
Saturday afternoon at AT&T Park in San Francisco, with Cal leading Presbyterian 28-6, quarterback Zach Maynard passed 16 yards to tight end Spencer Hagan for the Bears' fifth touchdown and a 35-6 lead.
Just another touchdown in a one-sided victory? Hardly. It was Hagan's first catch as a Bear, and something of a punctuation mark on his journey from high school standout to walk-on Division I football player.
Hagan was an outstanding pass catcher for Capital Christian as a three-year varsity player. He caught 54 passes for 1,018 yards and 13 touchdowns as a senior in 2008. His career numbers for the Cougars: 2,629 yards on 145 catches and 27 touchdowns. Hagan had several scholarship offers at other schools but chose to walk on at Cal. Hagan redshirted his freshman season and impressed enough to be selected one of Cal's two Scout Team Players of the Year for special teams. Last season, Hagan saw action in all 12 games as a special-teams player. Before his catch against Presbyterian, Hagan had a pass thrown his way in a 36-21 win over Fresno State in the opener but did not see action in the victory over Colorado.