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Caleb Jeffrey Hanie (born September 11, 1985) is an American football quarterback for the Chicago Bears of the National Football League. He was signed by the Bears as an undrafted free agent in 2008. He played high school football for Forney High School in Forney, Texas and led his team to consecutive top 3 finishes in class 3A in 2002 and 2003. He played college football at Colorado State. He is currently the backup quarterback behind Jay Cutler.

Hanie was signed by the Chicago Bears as a free agent following the 2008 NFL Draft on April 28, 2008. He made the Bears' 53-man roster prior to the start of the 2008 season.

He made his first regular season contribution as a Bear towards the end of their blowout loss to the Cincinnati Bengals on October 25, 2009. He completed one of two passes for two yards. He went on to make another appearance against the Baltimore Ravens on December 20, 2009, completing two of five passes for eight yards. During that game, he also threw his first career interception on an acrobatic play by Dominique Foxworth. On October 3, 2010 Bears starter Jay Cutler and second string quarterback Todd Collins both suffered injuries in a game against the New York Giants, and Hanie entered the game as an emergency quarterback (It was a battle between Dan LeFevour & Caleb to see who would play as a emergency quarterback). He went three of four for 36 yards, but the Bears still suffered their first loss of the 2010 season. On October 10, 2010, with Cutler on the bench due to a concussion suffered the previous week, Collins started the game but proved ineffective, throwing four interceptions. Hanie entered the game in the third quarter and went two of three for 19 yards. The Bears won the game 23–6, primarily on points scored in the early part of the first quarter, and scored two fourth-quarter field goals on drives led by Hanie.

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