D. J. Hackett
|Date of birth:||July 3, 1981|
|Place of birth:||Fontana, California|
|Height:||6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)|
|Weight:||208 lb (94 kg)|
|College:||Cal State Northridge,
|NFL draft:||2004 / Round: 5 / Pick: 157|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Career NFL statistics|
|Stats at NFL.com|
DeAndre James "D. J." Hackett (born July 3, 1981) is a former American football wide receiver. He was drafted by the Seattle Seahawks in the fifth round of the 2004 NFL Draft. He played college football at Colorado.
DJ Hackett attended grades first through eighth at Pomona First Baptist private school in Pomona California. Hackett attended San Dimas High School in San Dimas, California and was a letterman in football, basketball, and track. In football, as a senior, he won All-Valley Vista League] honors, All-CIF honors, and All-Inland Valley honors, and was named to the Los Angeles All-Star team. Hackett graduated from San Dimas High School in 1999 with a 3.5 grade point average.
Cal State Northridge
In his freshman year at Cal State Northridge, Hackett appeared in 10 of the Matadors' 11 games. He finished the season with 47 receptions for 728 yards and 7 touchdowns, finishing 2nd on the team in all three categories. As a sophomore, Hackett again finished 2nd on the team in receptions (53) and yards (778), and was tied for the team lead in touchdowns (10).
When Cal State Northridge dropped its football program at the end of the 2001 season, Hackett transferred to the University of Colorado the following year, appearing in 12 of the team's 13 games. In 2003 Hackett led all Buffaloes receivers with 1,013 receiving yards and 78 total receptions, scoring 7 touchdowns.
Hackett was drafted in the fifth round of the 2004 NFL Draft by the Seattle Seahawks. Hackett was one of Matt Hasselbecks favorite targets. He played four seasons with the team before becoming a free agent.
On March 17, 2008, Hackett signed a two-year, $3.5 million contract with the Carolina Panthers. He was released after one season with the team on February 25, 2009.
Hackett appeared with his family on an episode of Family Feud. Hackett incorrectly answered Steve Harvey when he was asked what year he played in the Super Bowl; DJ answered 2009, but he played in Super Bowl XL in 2005. He also received a strike when answering the question "Name something that a man would consider trading with his brother?", to which he answered "Smokes".