James Hasty

James Hasty
No. 40
Position: Cornerback
Personal information
Date of birth: (1965-05-23) May 23, 1965
Place of birth: Seattle, Washington
Career information
College: Washington State
NFL Draft: 1988 / Round: 3 / Pick: 74
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Interceptions: 45
INT yards: 555
Touchdowns: 4
Player stats at NFL.com

James Edward Hasty (born May 23, 1965) is a former professional American football cornerback who played in the National Football League for the New York Jets, the Kansas City Chiefs, and the Oakland Raiders from 1988 to 2001.


Football career

Hasty was selected in the third round of the 1988 NFL Draft (74th overall) by the Jets and was selected to the Pro Bowl in 1997 and 1999. He starred at the cornerback position at Washington State University. Known for his aggressive bump and run coverage, Hasty teamed with Dale Carter to form one of the league's top cornerbacking duos while with the Chiefs.

Professional career

From 2001 to 2004, Hasty was an assistant football coach for Bellevue High School who won 4 straight State Championships in the state of Washington.[1] In 2010, He rejoined the coaching staff of the Bellevue Wolverines as a defensive backs coach. The Bellevue Defensive Coordinator was headed by Chris Beak who had served in various coaching duties in the NFL himself. In September, 2010, Chris Beak re-entered the NFL as an offensive assistant coach with the San Francisco 49'ers. This led to James Hasty taking over as the Bellevue defensive coordinator.

He started working for ESPN on May 3, 2006. As of 2013 he is an NFL analyst on ESPN and defensive coach at Bellevue High School.

James Hasty is now the head coach at his own Franklin High School in Seattle, WA.

Personal life

Hasty is a member of the Omega Psi Phi fraternity while attending Washington State University. He also has served as a college football analyst for ESPN.

Hasty's sons, J.R. and Tyler, played football at Bellevue High School. J.R. played football at the University of Washington and Central Washington University but was dismissed from each football program.[2][3] Tyler redshirted the 2012 football season at Oregon State University but was dismissed from the team following an arrest.[4]


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