Tim Hasselbeck

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Tim Hasselbeck
Tim Hasselbeck in 2007.jpg
Hasselbeck at training camp in 2007.
No. 4, 8
Quarterback
Personal information
Date of birth: (1978-04-06) April 6, 1978 (age 36)
Place of birth: Norfolk, Massachusetts
Height: 6 ft 1 in (185 cm) Weight: 214 lb (97 kg)
Career information
High school: Westwood (MA) Xaverian Brothers
College: Boston College
Undrafted in 2001
Debuted in 2002 for the Berlin Thunder
Last played in 2007 for the Arizona Cardinals
Career history
*Inactive and/or practice squad member only
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of 2007
Pass attempts 177
Pass completions 95
Percentage 53.7
TD-INT 5–7
Passing yards 1,012
QB rating 63.6
Stats at NFL.com
Stats at pro-football-reference.com
Stats at DatabaseFootball.com

Timothy Thomas "Tim" Hasselbeck (born April 6, 1978) is a retired American football quarterback who is currently an analyst for ESPN. He played seven seasons in the NFL, spending time with the New York Giants, Washington Redskins, Philadelphia Eagles, and Buffalo Bills. He played college football at Boston College.

Early life[edit]

Tim Hasselbeck was born and raised in Norfolk, Massachusetts, to Mary Beth "Betsy" (Rueve) and Don Hasselbeck, a former New England Patriots tight end.[1] He attended and played high school football at Xaverian Brothers High School in Westwood, Massachusetts. In three high school seasons, he threw for over 4,700 yards and 50 touchdowns.[2] As a senior, Hasselbeck threw for 1,970 yards and 21 touchdowns, and ran for five touchdowns. After the season, he was named Player of the Year by both the Boston Globe and Boston Herald, Gatorade New England Player of the Year, and earned All-America honors from USA Today. Hasselbeck was also on the Xaverian's basketball team.

College career[edit]

Hasselbeck attended Boston College, and played for the Boston College Eagles football team from 1996 through 2000. Hasselbeck played for the Eagles while his older brother, Matt, was their starting quarterback (a position Tim would later hold with the team). When he left Boston College, Tim was sixth in career passing with 3,980 yards and fifth in passing touchdowns with 29, sixth in total offense with 4,233 yards, seventh in passing completion percentage with 55.5 percent, seventh in pass completions (278), seventh in pass attempts (501) and seventh in career plays (636).[3]

Hasselbeck graduated from Boston College with a degree in marketing.[3]

1996–1998[edit]

Hasselbeck was redshirted his first season and only took four snaps at quarterback as a redshirt freshman in 1997. However, he did play on all of the special teams units and registered two tackles.[2] As a redshirt sophomore in 1998, Hasselbeck appeared in six games while spending most of the season as the backup to Scott Mutryn and completed nine of 12 passes for 140 yards and two touchdowns.[2]

1999[edit]

Hasselbeck earned the starting quarterback spot in preseason as a redshirt junior and played in all 12 games. During the season, he completed 145 of 260 passes for 1,940 yards and 11 touchdowns and also rushed for 198 yards and three touchdowns. In a 24–23 upset win against Syracuse, he was six for 13 in passing for 161 yards and had 11 rushes for 52 and one touchdown. He accounted for 213 of Boston College's 269 yards and was named winner of the Orrie T. Scarminach Award, which was given to the Most Valuable Player of the Syracuse game.[2] Hasselbeck was named the Big East Co-Offensive Player of the Week after Boston College's 31–29 upset win over Notre Dame. During the game, he completed 20 of 30 passes for 272 yards, accounted for all four of the teams' touchdowns (three pass, one rush), led the team in rushing with 60 yards, and accounted for 332 of Boston College's 442 yards of offense.[2] On November 26, 1999, he completed the longest touchdown pass in Boston College history, a 97-yarder to Dedrick Dewalt in a 38–14 loss against Virginia Tech.[2] After the regular season, Hasselbeck played in the 1999 Insight.com Bowl against Colorado, to whom Boston College lost 62–28. During the game, he completed 13-of-32 passes for 146 yards and a touchdown and rushed for 25 yards.

2000[edit]

Hasselbeck was sidelined for all of the 2000 spring practice season after having abdominal/groin surgery.[3] As a captain his senior season, he completed 133-of-250 passes for 2,019 yards for 18 touchdowns and ten interceptions. He also rushed for 203 yards and one touchdown. That season, Hasselbeck was third in the conference in passing efficiency (135.7), fourth in passing yards per game (181.0) and third in total offense (195.1). After the season ended, he was awarded the Thomas F. Scanlan Award, which is given each year to the Boston College player who "best exemplifies the ideals of scholar, athlete, gentlemen and friend".[3]

Professional career[edit]

Hasselbeck was originally signed by the Buffalo Bills as an undrafted free agent in 2001 and he was signed to the Philadelphia Eagles practice squad in 2002 as a free agent.

In 2003 he was signed by the Washington Redskins, where he spent two seasons as a backup quarterback. He entered the starting lineup in 2003 when then starter Patrick Ramsey was injured. On December 7, 2003, he completed 13 of 19 passes for 154 yards in leading the Redskins to a 20–7 win over the New York Giants. He threw two touchdown passes and no interceptions in that game. The following week he had the lowest possible single-game passer rating (0.0) in a 27–0 loss to the Dallas Cowboys. Hasselbeck was 6-for-26 (23%) for 57 yards with four interceptions in that game.

In May 2005, the New York Giants signed Hasselbeck to be their backup for QB Eli Manning. His only game action with the Giants consisted of two kneeldowns. On September 1, 2007, he was released by the Giants.

Hasselbeck was signed by the Arizona Cardinals on October 16, 2007. He appeared in one game with the Cardinals. He was also previously on the rosters of the Baltimore Ravens and Carolina Panthers without participating in a game. Hasselbeck had a 63.6 career passer rating.

Sport analyst[edit]

Hasselbeck was a participant in the first annual "Broadcast Boot Camp," June 18-21 2007, at NFL Films in Mt. Laurel, NJ. He made his TV debut on September 23, 2007, announcing the Arizona Cardinals-Baltimore Ravens game for NFL on Fox. He worked as a television sports analyst for ESPN, the SportsNet New York network, Sirius NFL Radio[4] for a trial period as well. He works as a fantasy football analyst and co-hosts Fantasy Football Now on ESPN2 and ESPN.com.[5]

Personal life[edit]

On July 6, 2002, he married television personality Elisabeth Filarski, whom he met in college. She was a Survivor contestant in 2001 and was a co-host on the ABC talk show The View from 2003 to July 2013. In September 2013, she joined Fox News, replacing Gretchen Carlson on the talk show Fox and Friends. The couple have a daughter, Grace Elisabeth (b. April 2005),[6] and two sons, Taylor Thomas (b. November 2007[7]) and Isaiah Timothy (b. August 2009[8]).

References[edit]

  1. ^ [1]
  2. ^ a b c d e f "Player Bio – Tim Hasselbeck". Boston College. Retrieved 2009-12-09. 
  3. ^ a b c d "Hasselbeck Wins Scanlan Award". Boston College. Retrieved 2009-12-11. 
  4. ^ "Tim Hasselback". ESPN MediaZone. 2008.
  5. ^ "Fantasy Football Now". ESPN MediaZone. Retrieved October 8, 2008.
  6. ^ Silverman, Stephen M. (April 7, 2005). "Elisabeth Hasselbeck Welcomes a Baby Girl". People. Retrieved April 7, 2005. 
  7. ^ "View Cohost Elisabeth Hasselbeck Has a Boy". People. November 10, 2007. Retrieved November 27, 2007. 
  8. ^ Ritti, Missy (August 9, 2009). "Elisabeth Hasselbeck Welcomes Third Child". People. Retrieved August 9, 2009. 

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