41 Nathaniel Hackett
2001: Played in all 13 games... Posted 38 total tackes (12 solo, 26 assists), 11th on team... Shattered career-high with 13 total stops at Saint Mary’s... Selected as team’s Special Teams Player of the Week for win over Texas A&M-Kingsville... Assisted on tackles-for-loss at SMC and vs. Cal Poly.
2000: Finished 16th on team’s defensive chart with 28 total tackles (15 solos, 13 assists)... Had 3 tackles for losses of 7 yards... Recorded 2 TFL’s, including half a sack in opener vs. New Mexico Highlands... Season-best 5 solos, 2 assists came against Eastern Oregon.
CAREER POSTSEASON: Credited for 8 assists in 7 games.
1999: Played in all 12 games, mostly as a long snapper... Also made defensive chart, posting 2 assisted tackles, including one in NCAA playoff vs. Northeastern State.
1998: Co-winner of GEORGE BELENIS AWARD as outstanding redshirt.
BLUE VALLEY NORTHWEST HS ’98: Lettered three years in football at linebacker and tight end... Team went 25-6 during that span, winning two Eastern Kansas League titles.
PERSONAL: Born Dec. 19, 1979 in Fullerton, La.... Age 22 throughout season... Father is Paul Hackett, former Aggie quarterback and offensive coordinator of New York Jets... Remembers fondly being in the middle of the field at Arrowhead Stadium when Joe Montana was first introduced as a Chief... Father was Kansas City’s offensive coordinator at the time... As a young athlete, pretended to be his big brother, Dave... Would title his autobiography “Never Hold Back.”