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Four Pro Bowls
Retired in 2005
Super Bowl XL MVP
MATT HASSELBECK had been invited to the 1998 NFL scouting combine after his senior season, so the Boston College quarterback began to wonder why he hadn't heard about travel details as the annual football job fair approached. When he called a league official to inquire about his itinerary, there was an awkward silence. Seems that Hasselbeck was the lowest-rated of the 16 invited senior quarterbacks, and after a junior declared for the draft, Hasselbeck's invitation was rescinded. No one had bothered to tell him.
"Who's the junior?" Hasselbeck asked.