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What are some facts about Matt Hasselbeck?

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Matt Hasselbeck is a quarterback in the National Football League. As of 2015, Hasselbeck has played for the Green Bay Packers, Seattle Seahawks, Tennessee Titans and Indianapolis Colts. Several of his family members have also played in the NFL.

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Matt Hasselbeck was born on Sept. 25, 1975. His father, Don Hasselbeck, was an NFL tight end in the 1970s and 1980s. Don spent most of his career with the New England Patriots and won a Super Bowl with the Los Angeles Raiders. Matt's brother Tim was also a quarterback, playing for the Washington Redskins and New York Giants in the early 2000s.

After playing college football for Boston College, Matt Hasselbeck entered the NFL as a backup to legendary Packers quarterback Brett Favre. The Packers traded Hasselbeck to the Seahawks, where he had the most successful part of his career. Most notably, his 2005 season earned him a first-team All-Pro award and his only Super Bowl appearance, in which he lost to the Pittsburgh Steelers. In his 2015 season with the Colts, Matt Hasselbeck became one of the few 40-year-old quarterbacks in NFL history to win a game.

Hasselbeck is known for his charity work for organizations that provide clean drinking water to developing nations and rescue victims of sexual exploitation. He has also worked with the Boys and Girls Club throughout his career. Hasselbeck married Sarah Egnaczyk on June 17, 2000; she has also participated in charity work.

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