|Date of birth:||August 9, 1969|
|Place of birth:||Rand, West Virginia|
|Height:||6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)|
|Weight:||210 lb (95 kg)|
|High school:||Mechanicsburg (PA) Area|
|College:||William & Mary|
|NFL Draft:||1992 / Round: 4 / Pick: 112|
|* Offseason and/or practice squad member only|
|Career NFL statistics|
Hakel is the former head coach at Mechanicsburg High School, where his coaching record was 35-70 in 10 seasons.
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.
As a collegiate quarterback at the William and Mary,  he 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.
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.
- "Chris Hakel, QB". National Football League. Retrieved 14 July 2012.
- Christ, R. (1987, Jan 30). Hakel to william & mary. The Patriot - News, pp. D.1-D1.
- "William & Mary's Passing Sinks Navy to 0-3 by 26-21". New York Times. September 22, 1991. Retrieved September 24, 2013.
- "Virginia Routs Tribe". The Cavalier Daily. October 2, 1990. Retrieved September 26, 2013.
- "Tribe Football Individual Records". William & Mary Tribe. Retrieved September 26, 2013.
- Stellino, Vito (24 July 1993). "QB Hakel gets call vs. Steelers Grew up watching Redskins practice". The Baltimore Sun. Retrieved 14 July 2012.
- "Hakel Latest Redskin Put on Injured Reserve". Times Daily. October 25, 1992. Retrieved September 24, 2013.
- "Hakel expected to get his shot". The Free Lance-Star. July 24, 1993. Retrieved September 26, 2013.
- Press, D. (1993, Aug 25). Hakel cut, but he may return. Daily Press, pp. D.3-D3
- From wire, s. r. (1994, Jan 15). Briefs: Ex-W&M qb hakel signs with chiefs. Daily Press, pp. B.2-B2.
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