UCLA - One of three experienced players competing for playing time at the tight end position ... Possesses the same solid skills as 1998 All-Pac-10 tight end Mike Grieb ... Figures to contribute in multiple tight end formations.
1998 - Saw limited action in his first season with the program ... Appeared in seven games on offense ... Missed the Miami game due to an emergency appendectomy but returned for the Rose Bowl ... Played 12 snaps versus Arizona ... Made one reception on the year, a 12-yard touchdown pass from Drew Bennett against Washington State ... Was a regular member of the kickoff return unit.
JUNIOR COLLEGE - Played two seasons (1994 and 1997) for coach David Rice at Mesa Community College ... As a sophomore in 1997, he was selected first-team All-America by J.C. Grid-Wire ... Also a PrepStar Top 100 JC Transfer and a SuperPrep JUCO Top 100 choice ... Made 45 receptions for 550 yards and six touchdowns in 1997 ... Selected first-team All-Region as a sophomore and second-team as a freshman ... Twice named first-team all-conference.
HIGH SCHOOL - Played three seasons for coach Ron Vick at Arcadia High in Phoenix, AZ ... As a senior, he was selected Scottsdale City Player of the Year ... Named All-State as a tight end and honorable mention All-State as a linebacker ... Also selected first-team All-Region and All-City ... His school won its regional championship and advanced to the State semifinals ... Made 42 receptions for 900 yards and nine touchdowns ... His 76-yard punt was the longest in school history ... On defense, he made 76 tackles and two interceptions ... Also lettered in basketball and baseball.
PERSONAL - Full name: Randall James Hakes ... Born: June 24, 1976 in Phoenix, AZ ... Married the former Erin Conley on May 22 ... Parents: Gale and Glenda Hakes ... Has three brothers (Gary, Ken and Dan) and two sisters (Pam and Robin) ... Brother Ken played nose guard at Arizona ... Lists a 76-yard touchdown in State semifinal game after returning from a sprained ankle as his career highlight ... Hobbies include camping, biking, rappelling and shooting ... Earned a spot on the Director's Honor Roll in Winter 1998 (3.20 grade-point average) and Winter 1999 (3.33) ... Communications major.