Matt Hazel

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Matt Hazel
No. 17 Buffalo Bills
Position: Wide receiver
Personal information
Date of birth: (1992-01-23) January 23, 1992 (age 24)
Place of birth: North Augusta, South Carolina
Height: 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Weight: 198 lb (90 kg)
Career information
High school: North Augusta (SC)
College: Coastal Carolina
NFL Draft: 2014 / Round: 6 / Pick: 190
Career history
Roster status: Practice squad
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Player stats at NFL.com

Matt Hazel (born January 23, 1992)[1] is an American football wide receiver for the Buffalo Bills of the National Football League (NFL). He was drafted by the Dolphins in the sixth round of the 2014 NFL Draft. He played college football at Coastal Carolina.

High School[edit]

A native of North Augusta, South Carolina, Hazel attended North Augusta High School where he recorded 75 catches, 1,193 receiving yards and 18 touchdowns as a senior while leading North Augusta to the second round of the playoffs.

He was rated a two-star recruit by Rivals.com.[2]

College career[edit]

Hazel attended Coastal Carolina University from 2010 to 2013, where he was a member of the Coastal Carolina Chanticleers football team. As a true freshman in 2010, he played 11 games (three starts) and caught 20 balls for 276 yards and five touchdowns. In 2011, he started 9 of 11 games, with 32 catches for 488 yards and six touchdowns. He started all 13 games in 2012 and posted 61 catches for 799 yards and eight touchdowns, and was named a first-team All-Big South selection. He started all 14 games in 2013, producing 70 catches for 990 yards and nine touchdowns, earning first-team All-Big South honors for the second year in a row.

He set several CCU career and single-season records. His 183 career receptions, and 70 receptions in 2013, are both CCU records. His 2,553 career receiving yards and 28 career receiving touchdowns are both second in CCU history. He was the third player in school history to participate in the East-West Shrine Game,[3] joining Jerome Simpson and Josh Norman.

Professional career[edit]

Hazel was drafted by the Miami Dolphins in the sixth round (190th) of the 2014 NFL Draft.[4] On August 27, 2016, Hazel was waived by the Dolphins.[5]

On September 5, 2016, Hazel was signed to the Bills' practice squad.[6]

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