High School Football

Chad Hansen leads Southland players selected on third day of NFL draft

Chad Hansen leads Southland players selected on third day of NFL draft

It was four years ago as a senior at Moorpark High that Chad Hansen had only one college scholarship offer — from Idaho State. He ran 100 meters in 10.91 seconds, was a 22-foot long jumper and caught 12 touchdown passes as a receiver.

Fast forward to Saturday and the third day of the NFL draft. Hansen, who became one of the nation’s top receivers at California, was chosen in the fourth round (141 overall) by the New York Jets.

Called a “late bloomer,” he certainly has surpassed lots of former high school receivers from the class of 2013. He left Idaho State after one season and transferred to Cal as a walk-on in 2014. Last season, he caught 92 passes for 1,249 yards and 11...

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