Mike Hass
No. 18, 83
Position:Wide receiver
Personal information
Born: (1983-01-02) January 2, 1983 (age 38)
Portland, Oregon
Height:6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Weight:206 lb (93 kg)
Career information
High school:Jesuit (Beaverton, Oregon)
College:Oregon State
NFL Draft:2006 / Round: 6 / Pick: 171
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Player stats at NFL.com · PFR

Mike Hass (born January 2, 1983) is a former American football wide receiver. He was drafted by the New Orleans Saints in the sixth round of the 2006 NFL Draft. He played college football at Oregon State.

Hass has also played for the Chicago Bears, Seattle Seahawks and Omaha Nighthawks.

Early years

Hass played on the varsity football team as a wide receiver and defensive back at Jesuit High School for three years. He helped lead the team to an OSAA 4A State Championship in 2000 over North Medford High School as a senior, recording 79 receptions for 1,739 yards and 21 touchdowns. He finished the championship game with an interception return for a touchdown. In the quarterfinals against co-#1 team and rival Central Catholic he scored a state playoff-game record seven touchdowns. He was on the First-team All-State Offense and Defense, First-team All-Metro Offense and Defense, and was the OSAA Football Offensive Player of the Year in 2000. Despite his gaudy statistics as a senior, he was not offered a single NCAA Division 1 scholarship and elected to walk-on at Oregon State.

College career

Hass was a starting wide receiver for Oregon State University from 2003 - 2005. Although he was an outstanding player in high school, most college scouts felt his limited size and speed would prevent him from excelling at the collegiate level, and was not offered a football scholarship by any Division I schools, and ended up as a walk-on at Oregon State.[1] After playing mostly on special teams in 2002, he was awarded a scholarship and a starting role as he broke out with the first of three consecutive 1,000+ receiving yard seasons in 2003. He kept the pace in 2004, breaking more school and conference records on his way to being named a Third-team All-American.

In 2005, his senior season, Hass won the Fred Biletnikoff Award and was named an AP, Walter Camp and ESPN First-team All-American. He was invited to the 81st annual East-West Shrine Game recording four receptions for 107 yards, including the game-winning touchdown for the West.[2]

Records

Despite only playing three seasons, Hass currently holds many Oregon State records, as well as several Pac-10 records. Some of these include:

Professional career

Pre-draft

Pre-draft measurables
Height Weight 40-yard dash 10-yard split 20-yard split 20-yard shuttle Three-cone drill Vertical jump Broad jump
6 058 208 lb
(94 kg)
4.61 s 1.59 s 2.62 s 4.14 s 6.97 s 32 in
(0.81 m)
9 ft 8 in
(2.95 m)
All values from NFL Combine.[3]

Although some pre-draft analysis had Hass projected as a third or fourth round pick, he was selected in the sixth round (171st overall) of the 2006 NFL Draft by the New Orleans Saints.[4]

It was reported by writers Jim Beseda and Paul Bucker of The Oregonian that Heisman Trophy winner Reggie Bush played a part in the selection, putting in a good word for Hass with Saints' executives. It was also reported that Bush had requested for Hass to be his roommate at the rookie mini-camp, but Hass ended up rooming with cornerback Josh Lay instead.

New Orleans Saints

Hass wore jersey #18 with the Saints, a change from the #28 he wore in college due to the NFL's positional jersey numbering rules. On July 27, 2006 Hass signed a three-year contract with the Saints, details were undisclosed. He recorded three receptions for 28 yards in his first preseason game on August 12 against the Tennessee Titans. However, he was released by the Saints on September 3, 2006.

Chicago Bears

The Chicago Bears signed Hass to their practice roster on September 4, 2006. He remained there throughout the season, until the team signed him to their active roster on February 8, 2007. During the next preseason finale, he made a leaping touchdown catch.[5] He finally earned a spot on the Bears' active roster as the team's sixth wide receiver on September 1, 2007.[6]

On August 29, 2008, Hass was waived by the Bears.[7] He was re-signed to the team's practice squad on September 30,[8] only to be released again on October 11. He was re-signed to the practice squad on October 15. Hass was released again on December 23.[9]

Seattle Seahawks

Hass was signed to a future contract by the Seattle Seahawks on January 7, 2009. Despite scoring a touchdown in the first preseason game, Hass was cut by Seattle on September 5, 2009. He was signed to the Seahawks' practice squad two days later. On November 3, the Seahawks signed Hass to their 53-man roster.[10]

On November 12, 2009, Hass was moved to the Seahawks practice squad. He was promoted to the active roster again on December 26 when the team waived defensive end Derek Walker. Hass was placed on injured reserve with a dislocated shoulder on December 30.

On August 23, 2010, Hass was released by the Seahawks.[11]

Omaha Nighthawks

Hass was signed by the Omaha Nighthawks of the United Football League on August 31, 2010.[12]

Post-football life

After playing with the Nighthawks in 2010, Hass left football to pursue a career with Nike, Inc. He worked for the company's development department and designs sporting equipment. He now is a project manager at Pacific Geosource , providing advanced innovative solutions to he pavement industry. He is married to his wife, Rebecca and has two kids Logan and Gwyneth.[13]

See also

References

  1. ^ "From walk-on to wonder: Hass puts up impressive numbers for Oregon State". ESPN.com. Associated Press. 2005-10-18. Retrieved 2008-10-05.
  2. ^ "Mike Hass Scores Game Winning Touchdown at East-West Shrine Game". OSUBeavers.com. Oregon State Sports Information. 2006-01-24. Archived from the original on 2016-03-03. Retrieved 2008-10-05.
  3. ^ "Mike Hass, DS #16 WR, Oregon State". DraftScout.com. Retrieved March 8, 2021.
  4. ^ "Mike Hass Drafted by New Orleans". OSUBeavers.com. Oregon State Sports Information. 2006-04-30. Archived from the original on 2016-03-03. Retrieved 2008-10-05.
  5. ^ Mayer, Larry (2007-08-30). "Harris' return highlights preseason finale". ChicagoBears.com. Chicago Bears. Archived from the original on 2007-09-04. Retrieved 2007-09-01.
  6. ^ Mayer, Larry (2007-09-01). "Bears place Bazuin on IR, cut 19 to reach roster limit". ChicagoBears.com. Chicago Bears. Archived from the original on 2007-09-04. Retrieved 2007-09-01.
  7. ^ Burns, Jerry (2008-08-29). "Mike Hass released". ChiSportsTown.com. Retrieved 2008-10-05.[permanent dead link]
  8. ^ "Bears sign Hass to practice squad". ChicagoTribune.com. Chicago Tribune. 2008-09-30. Retrieved 2008-10-05.
  9. ^ "Summary of NFL transactions". Archived from the original on 2006-11-21. Retrieved 2008-12-26.
  10. ^ "Around Oregon". Statesman Journal. November 4, 2009. Retrieved November 10, 2009.[dead link]
  11. ^ Johns, Greg (August 23, 2010). "Seahawks release Hass to make room for new receiver". Seattle Post-Intelligencer.
  12. ^ "UFL Transactions". OurSports Central. August 31, 2010. Retrieved August 27, 2011.
  13. ^ "Where are they now? Mike Hass". July 24, 2012. Archived from the original on April 5, 2013. Retrieved August 19, 2012.