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Full Name: Matthew Michael Hasselbeck Primary Position: QB
Height/Weight: 6' 4"/224 College: Boston College
Birthdate: September 25, 1975 High School: Xavierian Brothers (Westwood, MA)
Birthplace: Boulder, Colorado
Pro Experience: 8 years


Biography

Matthew Michael Hasselbeck (born September 25, 1975 in Boulder, Colorado) is a quarterback for the Seattle Seahawks. He attended Xaverian Brothers High School in Westwood, Massachusetts. He was drafted out of Boston College by the Green Bay Packers in the sixth round of the 1998 NFL Draft (187th overall). He began his pro career with the Packers, where he backed up Brett Favre, making his debut in 1999. He joined the Seahawks March 2, 2001, when the Packers traded him along with their first- (17th overall) and seventh-round draft picks to the Seahawks for their first- (10th overall) and third-round draft picks.

Playing career

He became the Seahawks' all-time, highest-rated passer (86.6) in 2003 passing Dave Krieg (82.3). Has 2,205 career attempts and 1,342 completions for 15,924 yards, 96 touchdowns, and 57 interceptions. He's currently ranks ninth in NFL all-time passer rating.

In 2003 and 2004, Hasselbeck's statistics were somewhat diminished by a receiving corps notorious for dropping a large number of passes: In the 2004 NFC Wild Card game Bobby Engram dropped Hasselbeck's 4th down pass in the end zone late in the 4th quarter, leading to a 27-20 loss to the St. Louis Rams.

Until his recent Super Bowl run, Hasselbeck was best known for his playoff performance in 2003, when he led the Seahawks to Green Bay. After tying the score on the Seahawks final drive to send the game in overtime, Hasselbeck won the overtime coin flip and told the referee: "We want the ball and we're gonna score." The comment was picked up by the referee's microphone and the entire stadium—and national viewing audience—heard it. He went on to throw an interception that was returned for a touchdown. It was later discovered his receiver, Alex Bannister, had ran the wrong route on the play, though Hasselbeck has never acknowledged it.

In 2005, Hasselbeck's performance has widely been regarded to be amongst the best in the NFL while boasting the highest passer rating in the NFC and leading the Seahawks to the playoffs for the third consecutive year.

On January 14, 2006, Hasselbeck carried the team to a 20-10 victory over the Washington Redskins after MVP Shaun Alexander was injured very early in the first quarter. He finished with 16/26 passing for 215 yards and one touchdown. He also had a rushing touchdown in the winning effort.

On January 22, 2006, Hasselbeck led the Seahawks to their second conference championship after his team scored a 34-14 victory over the Carolina Panthers, securing a date with the Pittsburgh Steelers on February 5 in Super Bowl XL which he and his team lost 21-10.

Personal Information

Matthew Michael Hasselbeck is the son of former New England Patriots tight end Don Hasselbeck. His younger brother, Tim, is a backup quarterback for the New York Giants, while his sister-in-law, Elisabeth is a co-host of The View and former Survivor contestant. Hasselbeck prefers to be called "Matthew" by the press, though many do not seem to abide by this wish when giving interviews.

Scouting Report

Statistics

Passing Stats

year team league games ATT CMP PCT YDS YPA TD INT SKD SKY RAT
1999 GNB NFL 16 10 3 30 41 4.1 1 0 1 9 77.5
2000 GNB NFL 16 19 10 52.6 104 5.47 1 0 1 2 86.3
2001 SEA NFL 13 321 176 54.8 2023 6.3 7 8 38 251 70.9
2002 SEA NFL 16 419 267 63.7 3075 7.34 15 10 26 143 87.8
2003 SEA NFL 16 513 313 61 3841 7.49 26 15 42 246 88.8
2004 SEA NFL 15 474 279 58.9 3382 7.14 22 15 30 155 83.1
2005 SEA NFL 16 449 294 65.5 3459 7.7 24 9 24 154 98.2
2006 SEA NFL 12 371 210 56.6 2442 6.58 18 15 34 72 76
8 year NFL career 120 2576 1552 60.2 18367 7.13 114 72 196 1032 85.1

Rushing Stats

year team league games ATT YDS AVG TD LNG
1999 GNB NFL 16 6 15 2.5 0 13
2000 GNB NFL 16 4 -5 -1.3 0 -1
2001 SEA NFL 13 40 141 3.5 0 17
2002 SEA NFL 16 40 202 5.1 1 21
2003 SEA NFL 16 36 125 3.5 2 18
2004 SEA NFL 15 27 90 3.3 1 19
2005 SEA NFL 16 36 124 3.4 1 23
2006 SEA NFL 12 18 110 6.1 0 19
8 year NFL career 120 207 802 3.9 5 0

Fumble Recovery Stats

year team league games TOT OWR OPR YDS TD
1999 GNB NFL 16 1 1 0 -16 0
2000 GNB NFL 16 0 0 0 0 0
2001 SEA NFL 13 6 0 0 -16 0
2002 SEA NFL 16 5 1 0 0 0
2003 SEA NFL 16 4 0 0 -7 0
2004 SEA NFL 15 5 2 0 0 0
2005 SEA NFL 16 4 0 0 0 0
2006 SEA NFL 12 3 0 0 0 0
8 year NFL career 120 28 4 0 -39 0

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