J. C. Hassenauer
Hassenauer with the Steelers in 2020
No. 60 – Pittsburgh Steelers
Position:Center
Personal information
Born: (1995-09-15) September 15, 1995 (age 25)
Woodbury, Minnesota
Height:6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Weight:295 lb (134 kg)
Career information
High school:East Ridge (Woodbury, Minnesota)
College:Alabama
Undrafted:2018
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Roster status:Active
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of Week 17, 2020
Games played:15
Games started:4
Player stats at NFL.com

James "J. C." Hassenauer (born September 15, 1995) is an American football center for the Pittsburgh Steelers of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Alabama.

Professional career

Atlanta Falcons

After playing four years at Alabama, Hassenauer was signed by the Atlanta Falcons as an undrafted free agent on April 30, 2018.[1] He was waived on September 1 and signed to the practice squad the next day, where he spent most of the season.[2][3]

Birmingham Iron

After the season ended, Hassenauer signed with the Birmingham Iron of the Alliance of American Football, where he played eight games.[4]

Pittsburgh Steelers

On April 5, 2019, Hassenauer signed with the Pittsburgh Steelers,[5] but was waived on August 31.[6] On November 20, he was signed to the Steelers' practice squad,[7] and was promoted to the active roster on December 24.[8] On December 2, 2020, Hassenauer made his first NFL start in a 19–14 win over the Baltimore Ravens.[9] He signed a one-year contract extension with the Steelers on March 8, 2021.[10]

References

  1. ^ "Five Former Alabama Football Players Sign as Free Agents Following 2018 NFL Draft". Rolltide.com. April 30, 2018. Retrieved December 30, 2019.
  2. ^ McFadden, Will (September 1, 2018). "Falcons 2018 roster: Atlanta announces roster cuts, trims active roster down to 52". AtlantaFalcons.com. Retrieved December 30, 2019.
  3. ^ McFadden, Will (September 2, 2018). "Falcons sign 10 players to practice squad". AtlantaFalcons.com. Retrieved December 30, 2019.
  4. ^ Inabinett, Mark (January 30, 2019). "Birmingham Iron sets roster for inaugural season". The Birmingham News. Retrieved December 30, 2019.
  5. ^ Varley, Teresa (April 5, 2019). "Steelers sign Hassenauer, Tocho". Steelers.com. Retrieved December 30, 2019.
  6. ^ Varley, Teresa (August 31, 2019). "Steelers make roster cuts". Steelers.com. Retrieved December 30, 2019.
  7. ^ Bryan, Dave (August 31, 2019). "Steelers Sign C J.C. Hassenauer To Practice Squad, Release TE Kevin Rader". SteelersDepot.com. Retrieved December 30, 2019.
  8. ^ Kozora, Alex (August 31, 2019). "Steelers Place QB Mason Rudolph On IR". SteelersDepot.com. Retrieved December 30, 2019.
  9. ^ Adamski, Chris (December 2, 2020). "J.C. Hassenauer latest 'next man up' contributing to Steelers". TribLive.com. Retrieved December 2, 2020.
  10. ^ Varley, Teresa (March 8, 2021). "Hassenauer signed to a one-year contract". Steelers.com. Retrieved March 8, 2021.