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NEW YORK, Oct. 12 (UPI) -- Seattle quarterback Matt Hasselbeck Wednesday was named NFC Offensive Player of the Week.

NFL: Seattle 37, St. Louis 31

ST. LOUIS, Oct. 9 (UPI) -- Shaun Alexander ran for 119 yards and two touchdowns Sunday as Seattle beat the St. Louis Rams, 37-31.

NFL: Washington 20, Seattle 17, OT

LANDOVER, Md., Oct. 2 (UPI) -- Nick Novak kicked a 39-yard field goal 5:31 into overtime Sunday, lifting the Washington Redskins to a 20-17 victory over the Seattle Seahawks.

NFL: Seattle 37, Arizona 12

SEATTLE, Sept. 25 (UPI) -- Shaun Alexander rushed for 140 yards and four touchdowns Sunday as Seattle trounced the Arizona Cardinals, 37-12.

NFL: Seattle 21, Atlanta 18

SEATTLE, Sept. 18 (UPI) -- Shaun Alexander rushed for 144 yards and a touchdown Matt Hasselbeck passed for 281 yards and two TDs Sunday as the Seattle Seahawks nipped Atlanta, 21-18.

NFL: Jacksonville 26, Seattle 14

JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Sept. 11 (UPI) -- Byron Leftwich completed 17-of-31 passes for 252 yards and two TDs Sunday to lead the Jacksonville Jaguars to a 26-14 victory over the Seattle Seahawks.

NFL: Dallas 18, Seattle 10

SEATTLE, Aug. 23 (UPI) -- Drew Bledsoe threw a TD pass to Lousaka Polite in the second quarter and Jose Cortez kicked three field goals Tuesday as Dallas beat Seattle 18-10.

NFL: Seattle 28, Atlanta 26

SEATTLE, Jan. 2 (UPI) -- Matt Hasselbeck passed for two touchdowns and ran for another Sunday as Seattle nipped Atlanta 28-26 and won the NFC West Division title.

NFL: Seattle 24, Arizona 21

SEATTLE, Dec. 26 (UPI) -- Shaun Alexander rushed for 154 yards and three touchdowns Sunday to pace the Seattle Seahawks to a 24-21 victory over the Arizona Cardinals.

NFL: NY Jets 37, Seattle 14

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J., Dec. 19 (UPI) -- Chad Pennington passed for three touchdown and Curtis Martin rushed for two more Sunday as the New York Jets posted a 37-14 win over the Seattle Seahawks.

NFL: Seattle 27, Minnesota 23

MINNEAPOLIS, Dec. 12 (UPI) -- Matt Hasselbeck passed for 334 yards and three touchdowns Sunday to lead Seattle to a 27-23 win over the Minnesota Vikings.

NFL: Dallas 43, Seattle 39

SEATTLE, Dec. 7 (UPI) -- Julius Jones scored on a 17-yard run with just 32 seconds left Monday night as Dallas beat Seattle, 43-39.

NFL: Buffalo 38, Seattle 9

SEATTLE, Nov. 28 (UPI) -- Willis McGahee scored four touchdowns Sunday in carrying the Buffalo Bills to a surprisingly easy 38-9 romp over Seattle.

NFL: Seattle 24, Miami 17

SEATTLE, Nov. 21 (UPI) -- Michael Boulware returned a pass interception 63 yards for a touchdown with 56 seconds remaining Sunday to give Seattle a 24-17 win over Miami.

NFL: St. Louis 23, Seattle 12

ST. LOUIS, Nov. 14 (UPI) -- Marc Bulger and Marshall Faulk led the St. Louis Rams to a 23-12 victory over Seattle Sunday.
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Matt Hasselbeck
Seattle Seahawks quartetback Matt Hasselbeck throws under pressure from St. Louis Rams' Corey Ivy (35) and Pisa Tinoisamoa in the first quarter at Qwest Field in Seattle on November 13, 2005. Blocking for Hasselbeck is Mack Strong. The Seahawks beat the Rams 31-16. (UPI Photo/Jim Bryant).

Matthew Michael Hasselbeck (born September 25, 1975) is a National Football League quarterback for the Tennessee Titans. He was drafted by the Green Bay Packers in the sixth round of the 1998 NFL Draft, and traded to Seattle in 2001. After becoming the starter in 2003, Hasselbeck led Seattle to six playoff appearances and a Super Bowl appearance while being selected to three Pro Bowls.

Hasselbeck is the son of Betsey and Don Hasselbeck (a former New England Patriots tight end). Matt and younger brothers Tim and Nathanael grew up in Norfolk, Massachusetts, U.S., 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.

Hasselbeck spent one semester at the California Maritime Academy in Vallejo, California before transferring to 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 team's starting quarterback (a position his brother Tim would later hold with the Eagles). He graduated with a degree in marketing and finance .

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