James Hasty
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Personal information
Date of birth: (1965-05-23) May 23, 1965 (age 55)
Place of birth: Seattle, Washington
Career information
College: Washington State
NFL Draft: 1988 / Round: 3 / Pick: 74
Debuted in 1988 for the [[{{{debutteam}}}]]
Last played in 2001 for the [[{{{finalteam}}}]]
Career history
Career highlights and awards
INT     45
INT yards     555
Touchdowns     4
Stats at NFL.com

James Edward Hasty (born May 23, 1965) is a former professional American football cornerback who played in the National Football League for the New York Jets, the Kansas City Chiefs, and the Oakland Raiders from 1988 to 2001.


Football career

Hasty was selected in the third round of the 1988 NFL Draft (74th overall) by the Jets and was selected to the Pro Bowl in 1997 and 1999. He starred at the cornerback position at Washington State University. Known for his aggressive bump and run coverage, Hasty teamed with Dale Carter to form one of the league's top cornerbacking duos while with the Chiefs.

Professional career

From 2001 to 2004, Hasty was an assistant football coach for Bellevue High School who won 4 straight State Championships in the state of Washington.[1] In 2010, He rejoined the coaching staff of the Bellevue Wolverines as a defensive backs coach. The Bellevue Defensive Coordinator was headed by Chris Beak who had served in various coaching duties in the NFL himself. In September, 2010, Chris Beak re-entered the NFL as an offensive assistant coach with the San Francisco 49'ers. This led to James Hasty taking over as the Bellevue defensive coordinator.

He started working for ESPN on May 3, 2006. As of the spring 2009, he is working at ESPN as an NFL analyst.

Personal life

Hasty was a member of the Omega Psi Phi fraternity while attending Washington State University.

Hasty's son, Tyler,is currently (2010) a junior QB/DB on the Bellevue Wolverines roster. His other soon, JR quit the Washington Husky football program because he was not given the opportunity to compete.[2]


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