Chris Hakel (born August 9, 1969) is a former professional American football quarterback and current coach. He attended William and Mary where he also played quarterback on the football team and at one point led the leading offense in NCAA Division I-AA. He held the school's single-season passing record of 3,414 yards until Lang Campbell broke it in 2004.
Hakel is currently the head coach at Mechanicsburgh High School.
Chris attended Mechanicsburg Area Senior High School. In 1987 he led the team to their first District 3-AAAA Football Championship. Besides playing quarterback, he played safety and punted as well.
In 1992, Chris was drafted in the 4 Round (#112) in the NFL Draft, by the Washington Redskins. He was put on injured reserves for the season. In the 1993 pre-season Hakel was given a second shot by the Redskins but was cut by the Redskins and was signed by the Atlanta Falcons and was on the practice squad. After being cut by the Falcons, the Kansas City Chiefs signed Hakel to the 1994 53 man roster.
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