|No. 80, 87, 88, 85|
|Date of birth:April 1, 1955|
|Place of birth: Cincinnati, Ohio|
|NFL Draft: 1977 / Round: 2 / Pick: 52|
|No regular season or postseason appearances|
|* New England Patriots ( 1977– 1983)|
|Career highlights and awards|
|* Super Bowl champion (XVIII)|
Donald William "Don" Hasselbeck (born April 1, 1955) is a former professional football player, a tight end in the National Football League for the New England Patriots, Los Angeles Raiders, Minnesota Vikings, and the New York Giants.
Early life[edit | edit source]
Born and raised in Cincinnati, Ohio, Hasselbeck attended La Salle High School, where he was an all-city selection in both football and basketball. He played college football at Colorado, where he majored in Fine Arts. He is currently ranked thirty-sixth on the all-time receptions list at CU.
Professional career[edit | edit source]
Hasselbeck was selected by the New England Patriots in the second round of the 1977 NFL Draft, where he played for the first six seasons of his nine-year career. He was traded to the Los Angeles Raiders early in the 1983 season; in Super Bowl XVIII, Hasselbeck blocked an extra point attempt by Washington. He then played for the Minnesota Vikings in 1984 and the New York Giants in 1985 before retiring; he scored the final touchdown of the Giants' season in a 17-3 NFC Wild Card victory over the defending Super Bowl champion San Francisco 49ers.
Family[edit | edit source]
Hasselbeck is married to Mary Beth "Betsy" (Rueve) Hasselbeck. He is the father of former NFL quarterback Matt Hasselbeck, formerly the starter for the Seattle Seahawks. Matt played on the Seattle Seahawks with Lofa Tatupu, who himself was the son of Don's teammate Mosi Tatupu.
Hasselbeck's second son Tim Hasselbeck was an NFL backup quarterback who currently works for ESPN as a Fantasy Football analyst and is married to Elisabeth Hasselbeck. His third son, Nathanael Nicolas (born 1981), played football at Boston College and the University of Massachusetts as a defensive back.
Don is the son of John William Hasselbeck and Molly M. (Lang) Hasselbeck.
References[edit | edit source]
- "2004 Cincinnati High School Sports Hall of Fame Inductees". http://www.larosasmvp.com/fame/2004_inductees.htm. Retrieved May 24, 2007.
- "Don Hasselbeck Official New England Patriots Biography". Archived from the original on May 4, 2007. https://web.archive.org/web/20070504161622/http://www.patriots.com/alumni/index.cfm?ac=alumnibiosdetail&bio=3360. Retrieved May 24, 2007.
- Cincinnati Magazine. Emmis Communications. p. 33. ISSN 0746-8210. https://books.google.com/books?id=nB0DAAAAMBAJ. Retrieved December 11, 2014.
- "Super Bowl Dream Passes From the Father to the Son". The New York Times. https://www.nytimes.com/2006/01/20/sports/football/20seattle.html?_r=1&fta=y. Retrieved December 11, 2014.
- "Nathanael Hasselbeck Bio - University of Massachusetts Official Athletic Site". umassathletics.cstv.com. Archived from the original on July 17, 2012. https://archive.is/20120717034914/http://umassathletics.cstv.com/sports/m-footbl/mtt/hasselbeck_nathanael00.html. Retrieved December 11, 2014.
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- Don Hasselbeck at the Internet Movie Database