Matthew Michael “Matt” Hasselbeck (born September 25, 1975) is an American football quarterback for the Indianapolis Colts of the National Football League (NFL). He was drafted in the sixth round of the 1998 NFL Draft by the Green Bay Packers. After a season on the practice squad and two seasons backing up Brett Favre, he was traded to the Seattle Seahawks in 2001. Hasselbeck gained the starting role in 2003, and led Seattle to six playoff appearances and a Super Bowl appearance; he was selected to three Pro Bowls and was an All-Pro in 2005. He has also played for the Tennessee Titans.
Hasselbeck is the son of Mary Beth “Betsy” (Rueve) and Don Hasselbeck, a former New England Patriots tight end. He was born in Boulder, Colorado, where his father played college football for Colorado. Matt and younger brothers Tim and Nathanael grew up in Norfolk, Massachusetts, and attended Xaverian Brothers High School in Westwood. He was selected as an honorable mention All-American by USA Today as a high school senior.
Matt Hasselbeck attended Boston College near his family’s hometown. He played for the Boston College Eagles football team from 1994 through 1997, including two years with his younger brother Tim. Hasselbeck finished his college career as the starting quarterback (a position his brother Tim would later hold with the Eagles). He graduated with a degree in marketing.
Hasselbeck married his college sweetheart, Sarah Egnaczyk, on June 17, 2000. They met at age 17. Sarah was an athlete at Boston College, playing with the field hockey team. Together they have two daughters, Annabelle (2002) and Mallory (2003), and a son, Henry (2005).
He is the brother-in-law of television personality Elisabeth Hasselbeck, who is married to his younger brother Tim.