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87   Nathanael Hasselbeck
Nathanael Hasselbeck

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Norfolk, Mass.

High School:
Xaverian Brothers H.S.

Height / Weight:
5-11 / 187

Position:
WR


General: Speedy receiver who adds depth to the UMass offensive attack and competes for time as a kick and punt returner ... Transferred to UMass from Boston College after three seasons with the Eagles, playing defensive back and returning kicks and punts ... Wears his father's No. 87 with UMass.

2004: Game-By-Game Statistics
Played in nine games as a reserve receiver and starting punt return and part-time kickoff return man ... Finished the season with three catches for 19 yards, 23 punt returns for 151 yards and four kickoff returns for 81 yards ... Averaged just under 28.0 all-purpose yards per game ... Had best day for UMass at Rhode Island (10/23) with four punt returns for 47 yards including a season-best 23 yarder ... Saw most time vs. Delaware (9/25), had one catch for seven yards, returned three kicks for 64 yards ... Had a catch for five yards as well as five returns for nine yards vs. Richmond (9/18) ... In return to Boston College (10/2), had two punt returns for 14 yards ... Missed game at James Madison (10/9) due to injury, but returned to action with two punt returns for eight yards at New Hampshire (10/16).

Before UMass: Spent the 2001, 2002 and 2003 seasons at Boston College ... Saw action in 11 games as a defensive back and punt returner in 2003 ... Returned 14 punts for 155 yards, brought back four kickoffs for 98 yards and made five tackles in 2003 ... Ranked third in the Big East Conference in punt returns in 2003, with his average of 11.1 yards per return ... Had a career-long 43-yard punt return against Notre Dame in 2003, and a career-long kickoff return of 34 yards against Pittsburgh in 2003 ... Played in six games for Boston College during the 2002 season, returning four punts for 27 yards and making five tackles ... Also had an interception against Navy in 2002, which he returned for 14 yards ... Redshirted at Boston College in 2001 ... Spent 2000 season at Bridgton Academy in North Bridgton, Maine ... Caught 15 passes for 500 yards at Bridgton in 2000 ... Previously played at Xaverian Brothers High School in Westwood, Mass. ... Earned Boston Globe and Boston Herald All-Scholastic honors as a senior in 1999, in addition to being named first team All-State ... Earned All-Catholic Conference honors and was named team MVP in 1999 ... Led team to 1998 Eastern Massachusetts Super Bowl title ... Played in 2000 Massachusetts Shriners Football Classic.

Personal: Full name is Nathanael Nicholas Hasselbeck ... Son of Mary Beth and Don Hasselbeck ... Father played nine years in the National Football League after a fine collegiate career at the University of Colorado ... Has two older brothers, Matt and Tim, who both played quarterback at Boston College ... Matt now plays for the Seattle Seahawks, while Tim is with the Washington Redskins ... Sister in-law, Elisabeth, was a contestant on Survivor: Australian Outback and now is a co-host on the ABC show The View ... Born December 8, 1981.

Career Statistics  (Receiving)
Year	GP	No.	Yds.	Avg.	TD	Lg.
2004	9/0	3	19	6.3	0	17

Career Statistics (Kickoff Returns) Year GP No. Yds. Avg. TD Lg. 2002 BC 6/0 0 0 0.0 0 0 2003 BC 11/0 4 98 24.8 0 34 2004 9/0 4 81 20.2 0 27 Totals 25/0 8 179 22.4 0 34

Career Statistics (Punt Returns) Year GP No. Yds. Avg. TD Lg. 2002 BC 6/0 4 27 6.7 0 2003 BC 11/0 14 155 11.1 0 43 2004 9/0 23 151 6.6 0 23 Totals 25/0 41 333 8.31 0 43

CAREER HIGHS Receptions: 1 three times Punt Return Long: 43 vs. Notre Dame (10/25/03) Kickoff Return Long: 34 vs. Pittsburgh (11/1/03)

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