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Hasselbeck a True Teammate

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Photo by Jim Brown, US Presswire
Xaverian alumnus and three-time NFL Pro Bowl quarterback Matt Hasselbeck was featured in a recent USA TODAY article about his ability to be a mentor on and off the field. When Jake Locker was named the starting quarterback of the Tennessee Titans, Hasselbeck immediately took the 24 year old under his wing.
Locker thanked Hasselbeck for his guidance during an interview last week, prompting former mentee and current ESPN commentator Trent Dilfer to recall when Matt Hasselbeck played a key role in his life.

 “I know what kind of man Matthew Hasselbeck is,” said Dilfer. “There’s a lot more to learn, and Matthew Hasselbeck can teach Jake Locker things that transcend football that will change his life for the better. “The man has such a soul, such a heart … (he) truly is one of the greatest people in the NFL.” And that’s not just Dilfer heaping praise on a buddy. This is heartfelt love from a man who lost his 5-year-old son, Trevin, to heart disease in 2003 when Dilfer and Hasselbeck were teammates… Read the full USA TODAY article here


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