Mike Hass

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Mike Hass
Free Agent
Wide receiver
Personal information
Date of birth: (1983-01-02) January 2, 1983 (age 31)
Place of birth: Portland, Oregon
Height: 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) Weight: 206 lb (93 kg)
Career information
College: Oregon State
NFL Draft: 2006 / Round: 6 / Pick: 171
Debuted in 2007 for the Chicago Bears
Career history
*Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of Week 17, 2008
Receptions 0
Receiving yards 0
Receiving TDs 0
Stats at NFL.com

Mike Hass (born January 2, 1983) is an American football wide receiver who is currently a free agent. He was drafted by the New Orleans Saints in the sixth round of the 2006 NFL Draft. He played college football at Oregon State.

Hass has also played for the Chicago Bears, Seattle Seahawks and Omaha Nighthawks.

Early years[edit]

Hass played on the varsity football team as a wide receiver and defensive back at Jesuit High School for three years. He helped lead the team to an OSAA 4A State Championship in 2000 over North Medford High School as a senior, recording 79 receptions for 1,739 yards and 21 touchdowns. He finished the championship game with an interception return for a touchdown. In the quarterfinals against co-#1 team and rival Central Catholic he scored a state playoff-game record seven touchdowns. He was on the First-team All-State Offense and Defense, First-team All-Metro Offense and Defense, and was the OSAA Football Offensive Player of the Year in 2000. Despite his gaudy statistics as a senior, he was not offered a single NCAA Division 1 scholarship and elected to walk-on at Oregon State.

College career[edit]

Hass was a starting wide receiver for Oregon State University from 2003 - 2005. Although he was an outstanding player in high school, most college scouts felt his limited size and speed would prevent him from excelling at the collegiate level, and was not offered a football scholarship by any Division I schools, and ended up as a walk-on at Oregon State.[1] After playing mostly on special teams in 2002, he was awarded a scholarship and a starting role as he broke out with the first of three consecutive 1,000+ receiving yard seasons in 2003. He kept the pace in 2004, breaking more school and conference records on his way to being named a Third-team All-American.

In 2005, his senior season, Hass won the Fred Biletnikoff Award and was named an AP, Walter Camp and ESPN First-team All-American. He was invited to the 81st annual East-West Shrine Game recording four receptions for 107 yards, including the game-winning touchdown for the West.[2]

Records[edit]

Despite only playing three seasons, Hass currently holds many Oregon State records, as well as several Pac-10 records. Some of these include:

  • The first receiver in Oregon State and Pac-10 history to have three consecutive 1,000-yard seasons, and is only the 10th player in NCAA history to do so.
  • Holds the Oregon State record and is third in the Pac-10 for receiving yards in a career with 3,924
  • The only player in Oregon State and Pac-10 history with two 225-plus yards receiving games.
  • His 293 receiving yards against Boise State in 2004 is an Oregon State and Pac-10 record for most receiving yards in a single game.
  • His 14 receptions against Arizona State in 2004 is an Oregon State record for most receptions in a game.
  • His 20 receiving touchdowns ties him for the school record for receiving touchdowns in a career.
  • His 90 receptions in the 2005 season is an Oregon State record for most receptions in a single season.
  • His 220 receptions in his college career was an Oregon State record for most receptions in a career
  • His 1,532 receiving yards in the 2005 season is an Oregon State and Pac-10 record for most receiving yards in a single season.

Professional career[edit]

Pre-draft[edit]

At the 2006 NFL Combine, Hass (unofficially) ran an 4.61 second 40-yard dash, a relatively slow time for a wide receiver, but was reportedly very impressive during the pass catching drills.

Pre-draft measureables
Height Weight 40-yard dash 10-yard split 20-yard split 20 ss 3-cone Vert Broad BP Wonderlic
6-0⅝ * 208 * 4.59 * 1.60 * 2.70 * 4.15 * 6.52 ** 36½" ** 9'08" * X 28 *
* represents NFL Combine **represents OSU Pro Day"X" Denotes "No Data" or "Did Not Participate"

Although some pre-draft analysis had Hass projected as a third or fourth round pick, he was selected in the sixth round (171st overall) of the 2006 NFL Draft by the New Orleans Saints.[3]

It was reported by writers Jim Beseda and Paul Bucker of The Oregonian that Heisman Trophy winner Reggie Bush played a part in the selection, putting in a good word for Hass with Saints' executives. It was also reported that Bush had requested for Hass to be his roommate at the rookie mini-camp, but Hass ended up rooming with cornerback Josh Lay instead.

New Orleans Saints[edit]

Hass wore jersey #18 with the Saints, a change from the #28 he wore in college due to the NFL's positional jersey numbering rules. On July 27, 2006 Hass signed a three-year contract with the Saints, details were undisclosed. He recorded three receptions for 28 yards in his first preseason game on August 12 against the Tennessee Titans. However, he was released by the Saints on September 3, 2006.

Chicago Bears[edit]

The Chicago Bears signed Hass to their practice roster on September 4, 2006. He remained there throughout the season, until the team signed him to their active roster on February 8, 2007. During the next preseason finale, he made a leaping touchdown catch.[4] He finally earned a spot on the Bears’ active roster as the team's sixth wide receiver on September 1, 2007.[5]

On August 29, 2008, Hass was waived by the Bears.[6] He was re-signed to the team's practice squad on September 30,[7] only to be released again on October 11. He was re-signed to the practice squad on October 15. Hass was released again on December 23.[8]

Seattle Seahawks[edit]

Hass was signed to a future contract by the Seattle Seahawks on January 7, 2009. Despite scoring a touchdown in the first preseason game, Hass was cut by Seattle on September 5, 2009. He was signed to the Seahawks' practice squad two days later. On November 3, the Seahawks signed Hass to their 53-man roster.[9]

On November 12, 2009, Hass was moved to the Seahawks practice squad. He was promoted to the active roster again on December 26 when the team waived defensive end Derek Walker. Hass was placed on injured reserve with a dislocated shoulder on December 30.

On August 23, 2010, Hass was released by the Seahawks.[10]

Omaha Nighthawks[edit]

Hass was signed by the Omaha Nighthawks of the United Football League on August 31, 2010.[11]

Post-Football[edit]

After playing with the Nighthawks for one season, Hass decided it was time to move on and do something else. He currently works for Nike, Inc. in the development department, working on designing new sporting equipment.[12]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "From walk-on to wonder: Hass puts up impressive numbers for Oregon State". ESPN.com. Associated Press. 2005-10-18. Retrieved 2008-10-05. 
  2. ^ "Mike Hass Scores Game Winning Touchdown at East-West Shrine Game". OSUBeavers.com. Oregon State Sports Information. 2006-01-24. Retrieved 2008-10-05. [dead link]
  3. ^ "Mike Hass Drafted by New Orleans". OSUBeavers.com. Oregon State Sports Information. 2006-04-30. Retrieved 2008-10-05. [dead link]
  4. ^ Mayer, Larry (2007-08-30). "Harris' return highlights preseason finale". ChicagoBears.com. Chicago Bears. Retrieved 2007-09-01. 
  5. ^ Mayer, Larry (2007-09-01). "Bears place Bazuin on IR, cut 19 to reach roster limit". ChicagoBears.com. Chicago Bears. Retrieved 2007-09-01. 
  6. ^ Burns, Jerry (2008-08-29). "Mike Hass released". ChiSportsTown.com. Retrieved 2008-10-05. 
  7. ^ "Bears sign Hass to practice squad". ChicagoTribune.com (Chicago Tribune). 2008-09-30. Retrieved 2008-10-05. 
  8. ^ "Summary of NFL transactions". Retrieved 2008-12-26. 
  9. ^ "Around Oregon". Statesman Journal. November 4, 2009. Retrieved November 10, 2009. [dead link]
  10. ^ Johns, Greg (August 23, 2010). "Seahawks release Hass to make room for new receiver". Seattle Post-Intelligencer. 
  11. ^ "UFL Transactions". OurSports Central. August 31, 2010. Retrieved August 27, 2011. 
  12. ^ "Where are they now? Mike Hass". July 24, 2012. Retrieved August 19, 2012. 

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