D. J. Hackett

D. J. Hackett
No. 18
Position: Wide receiver
Personal information
Date of birth: (1981-07-03) July 3, 1981
Place of birth: Fontana, California
Height: 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Weight: 208 lb (94 kg)
Career information
College: Cal State Northridge,
NFL Draft: 2004 / Round: 5 / Pick: 157
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Receptions: 118
Receiving yards: 1,575
Receiving TDs: 9
Player stats at NFL.com

DeAndre James "D. J." Hackett (born July 3, 1981) is a former American football wide receiver. He was drafted by the Seattle Seahawks in the fifth round of the 2004 NFL Draft. He played college football at Colorado.

Hackett has also played for the Carolina Panthers and Washington Redskins.

Early years

DJ Hackett attended grades first through eighth at Pomona First Baptist private school in Pomona California. Hackett attended San Dimas High School in San Dimas, California and was a letterman in football, basketball, and track. In football, as a senior, he won All-Valley Vista League] honors, All-CIF honors, and All-Inland Valley honors, and was named to the Los Angeles All-Star team. Hackett graduated from San Dimas High School in 1999 with a 3.5 grade point average.

College career

Cal State Northridge

In his freshman year at Cal State Northridge, Hackett appeared in 10 of the Matadors' 11 games. He finished the season with 47 receptions for 728 yards and 7 touchdowns, finishing 2nd on the team in all three categories. As a sophomore, Hackett again finished 2nd on the team in receptions (53) and yards (778), and was tied for the team lead in touchdowns (10).


When Cal State Northridge dropped its football program at the end of the 2001 season, Hackett transferred to the University of Colorado the following year, appearing in 12 of the team's 13 games. In 2003 Hackett led all Buffaloes receivers with 1,013 receiving yards and 78 total receptions, scoring 7 touchdowns.

Professional career

Seattle Seahawks

Hackett was drafted in the fifth round of the 2004 NFL Draft by the Seattle Seahawks. Hackett was one of Matt Hasselbecks favorite targets. He played four seasons with the team before becoming a free agent.

Carolina Panthers

On March 17, 2008, Hackett signed a two-year, $3.5 million contract with the Carolina Panthers. He was released after one season with the team on February 25, 2009.

Washington Redskins

Hackett was signed by the Washington Redskins on August 5, 2009 after the team waived/injured Roydell Williams. On December 5, 2009 he was released.

Post NFL

Hackett appeared with his family on an episode of Family Feud. Season 15 Episode 142. Hackett incorrectly answered Steve Harvey when he was asked what year he played in the Super Bowl; DJ answered 2009,[1] but he played in Super Bowl XL in 2006. He first received a strike when answering a question "a short man is ok if he is?" to which he answered "smart". 2nd question he was asked "what made be hard to do after getting a nose job" to which he answered #1 choice "blow your nose". He also received a strike when answering the question "Name something that a man would consider trading with his brother?", to which he answered "Smokes".


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