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Players

Jason Hatcher
DE #97
Height:
6-6
Weight:
299
Age:
32
College:
Grambling State
Hometown:
Alexandria, LA
Experience:
9

Quick Stats (2014):

TCKL
11
SCK
2.5
FF
0
INT
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Transactions:

  • Selected by the Dallas Cowboys in the third round (92nd overall) of the 2006 NFL Draft.
  • Signed a contract extension with the Cowboys on August 3, 2011.
  • Signed with the Washington Redskins as an unrestricted free agent on March 14, 2014.

Transactions:

  • Selected by the Dallas Cowboys in the third round (92nd overall) of the 2006 NFL Draft.
  • Signed a contract extension with the Cowboys on August 3, 2011.
  • Signed with the Washington Redskins as an unrestricted free agent on March 14, 2014.

 

PRO

  • Joined the Redskins in March 2014 as one of the Redskins’ most high-profile acquisitions in free agency.
  • Former rotational defensive lineman who turned into one of the NFC East’s most disruptive men in the trenches.
  • Signed in Washington following a Pro Bowl season in 2013 in which he led Dallas with a career-high 11 sacks, including eight against divisional opponents.
  • Enters 2014 having previously appeared in 119 career regular season games with 42 starts.
  • As a Cowboy from 2006-13, compiled 205 tackles (143 solo), 27.0 sacks, seven passes defensed, four forced fumbles, four fumbles recovered and one interception.

2013 (Cowboys)

  • Started all 15 games in which he played at defensive tackle.
  • Posted a career- high 11 sacks, smashing his previous career high of 4.5 set in 2011.
  • Became the first Cowboy other than DeMarcus Ware to lead Dallas in sacks alone since Greg Ellis in 2004.
  • Posted eight sacks in NFC East play, tied with St. Louis’ Robert Quinn for the second-most sacks against divisional opponents in the NFL.
  • Finished with three tackles, three pressures and one sack vs. NYG (9/8).
  • Tied for third on the team with six tackles at KC (9/15) while adding one sack, one tackle for loss, two pressures and one pass breakup.
  • Posted two tackles, three pressures and one sack – his third consecutive game with a sack, the longest streak of his career – vs. STL (9/22) as part of a defense that yielded the Rams only 18 total yards in the first half.
  • Finished with five tackles, one tackle for loss, two pressures and two pass breakups at SD (9/29)... Had four tackles and one pressure vs. DEN (10/6).
  • Finished with four tackles, one tackle for loss, two pressures, two sacks and a forced fumble vs. WAS (10/13).
  • Had seven tackles, one sack and four pressures as the defense held LeSean McCoy to 55 yards on 18 carries at PHI (10/20).
  • Recorded three tackles, two pressures and the lone sack for the team at DET (10/27).
  • Posted three tackles and one tackle for loss vs. MIN (11/3) before suffering a neck stinger early in the fourth quarter.
  • Inactive at NO (11/10) with a neck strain.
  • Had two tackles, two pressures and two sacks at NYG (11/24).
  • Finished with one tackle, one tackle for loss, and two pressures vs. OAK (11/28).
  • Posted two tackles and one pressure at CHI (12/9).
  • Had two tackles and a hurry vs. GB (12/15).
  • Made two tackles at WAS (12/22).
  • Registered his third multi-sack game of the season, dropping Nick Foles twice among his four tackles vs. PHI (12/29). Forced a fumble on a third quarter sack of Foles.

 

2012 (Cowboys)

  • Started all 16 games for the first time in his career and finished fifth on the squad with a career-high 77 tackles. Was third with 4.0 sacks and 25 pressures and fourth with a career-high tying three tackles for losses.
  • Had four tackles, one sack and two pressures in the opening win at NYG (9/5).
  • Finished the game at SEA (9/16) with seven tackles.
  • Added five tackles and a pair of pressures in the home-opening win over TB (9/23).
  • Had five tackles against CHI (10/1), three with two pressures and a half sack at CAR (10/21) and five with two pressures against NYG (10/28).
  • Posted three tackles, one for a loss and led the team with a season-best three pressures at ATL (11/4).
  • Was in on two tackles, had three pressures and recovered a fumble in the end zone for a touchdown in the win at PHI (11/11).
  • Had a career-best eight tackles, one pressure and a half sack split with Ware against CLE (11/18).
  • Added a sack, one pressure and six tackles on Thanksgiving Day against WAS (11/22).
  • Posted four tackles, two pressures and a sack in the come-from-behind win at CIN (12/9).
  • Had five tackles, a pass breakup and a pressure in the overtime win against PIT (12/16) before adding seven tackles, two for losses, three pressures and a breakup against NO (12/23).
  • Tied his career-high with eight tackles with one pressure in the season finale at WAS (12/30).

 

2011 (Cowboys)

  • Started 10 of the 13 games he played and notched 36 tackles with three for losses while setting a career best with 4.5 sacks and intercepting his first career pass.
  • His 4.5 sacks were third on the team.
  • Started in place of Marcus Spears in the season opener at NYJ (9/11) and recorded four tackles, one tackle for a loss and one pressure.
  • Started once again in the overtime win at SF (9/18) and had four tackles, one pressure and a pair of sacks – his first multi-sack game.
  • Had one tackle in the home-opening win over WAS (9/26) before a calf injury sidelined him in the second quarter.
  • Returned to the field at PHI (10/30) and had four tackles.
  • In the win over SEA (11/6), intercepted his first career pass while adding a tackle, one tackle for a loss and a pass breakup.
  • In the win over WAS (11/20), had two tackles, a sack, a tackle for a loss and three pressures.
  • Had four tackles, two pressures and a sack at ARI (12/4).
  • Closed out the season at NYG (1/1/12) with a season-high six tackles, one pressure and a sack he split with Ware.

 

2010 (Cowboys)

  • Played in 13 games with one start, totaling 17 tackles, a sack and two quarterback pressures while missing three games due to injury (groin).
  • Logged a season-high four tackles at WAS (9/12) in the season opener.
  • Made his first career start at HOU (9/26) as the team opened in its nickel package, but did not record any statistics.
  • Suffered a groin injury against NYG (10/25) in the second quarter and did not return.
  • Missed the next three games against JAX (10/31), at GB (11/7) and at NYG (11/14) due to the injury.
  • Returned to action against DET (11/21) and tied his season-best with four tackles along with one pressure, a sack and a fumble recovery.

 

2009 (Cowboys)

  • In 16 games played, totaled 29 tackles, one sack, a career-high 27 quarter back pressures - fifth on the team - and a pass breakup.
  • Opened the season at TB (9/13) with two tackles, one pass breakup and tied for the team lead with three quarterback pressures.
  • Recorded two tackles and recovered a fumble against CAR (9/28).
  • Played in his 50th career game at DEN (10/4) and notched two tackles.
  • Registered season-highs in tackles (four) and quarterback pressures (four) against OAK (11/26).
  • Notched his lone sack of the season against PHI (1/3).

 

2008 (Cowboys)

  • Registered career-highs in tackles (36) along with 15 quarterback pressures, one sack, a tackle for loss and a pass breakup while playing in all 16 contests.
  • Posted a season-high five tackles at STL (10/19).
  • Recorded his lone sack of the season at PIT (12/7) and notched a season-high tying five tackles.

 

2007 (Cowboys)

  • Played in all 16 games in the defensive line rotation recording 35 tackles, 2.0 sacks, three tackles for a loss, nine quarterback pressures and one forced fumble.
  • Recorded his first sack of the season at BUF (10/8) along with three tackles, two pressures and a tackle for loss.
  • Had his first career fumble recovery which he returned 27 yards for a touchdown following a Greg Ellis sack and forced a fumble of Tom Brady against NE (10/14). Also added one tackle for loss.
  • Forced a fumble that was recovered by Bradie James that led to a field goal against MIN (10/21). Also had two tackles.
  • Recorded a season-high and career-best seven tackles and one sack at WAS (12/30).

 

2006 (Cowboys)

  • Played in 14 games as a rookie, missing two with an ankle sprain, and recorded 13 tackles, 2.5 sacks, one tackle for a loss and seven quarterback pressures.
  • In his NFL debut at JAX (9/10), played mainly on third downs on the defensive line.
  • Recorded his first defensive statistic against WAS (9/17), splitting a sack with Ellis on the final play of the game and added two quarterback pressures.
  • Suffered a sprained ankle in the first half against HOU (10/15) causing him to miss the next two games.
  • Recorded two quarterback pressures against IND (11/19) and helped limit the Colts to a season low 14 points.
  • Had his first solo sack - a 10-yard takedown of Bruce Gradkowski - and two tackles against TB (11/23).
  • Posted a second quarter sack of Michael Vick on third down and added two tackles at ATL (12/16).
  • Against PHI (12/25) had a season-high three tackles.
  • In his postseason debut at SEA (1/6) recorded one quarterback pressure.

 

College

  • Finished his career at Grambling with 111 tackles, 31.5 tackles for a loss, and 18.5 sacks.
  • Also had three passes defensed, 14 quarterback pressures and three blocked kicks.
  • Recorded 65 tackles, including a season-high eight stops in three different games during his senior year.
  • Played his first full season at defensive end as a junior and finished the year with 33 tackles, 10 tackles for a loss and 5.0 sacks.
  • Also blocked two kicks and broke up one pass.
  • As a sophomore, started at tight end and caught one pass for 14 yards and a two-point conversion before moving to defensive end midway through the year.
  • Finished the season with 13 tackles, 3.0 sacks and one pass breakup.
  • Granted a medical redshirt after rupturing his right anterior cruciate ligament in 2002.
  • Was ineligible as a true freshman because of NCAA academic requirements.

 

Personal

  • Attended Jena, La., High School, where he lettered in football and basketball.
  • As a senior, helped his team go 10-3 and earned all-state honors after catching 28 passes for 1,028 yards as a tight end.
  • Majored in physical education at Grambling and hopes to become a head football coach.
  • He and his wife, Natasha, have two sons, DiCarlos and Jason, Jr., and a daughter, Tamia.
Career Stats
SeasonTeamGamesTacklesInterceptionsFumbles
GGSTotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntYdsAvgLngTDsFFFR
TOTAL 216 151 65 29.5 0 8 1 16 -- 16 0 4 4
2014 WAS 4 4 11 8 3 2.5 -- 1 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
2013 DAL 15 15 41 34 7 11.0 -- 3 -- -- -- -- -- 2 --
2012 DAL 16 16 51 27 24 4.0 0 1 -- -- -- -- -- 0 1
2011 DAL 13 10 28 20 8 4.5 -- 2 1 16 16 16 0 1 --
2010 DAL 13 1 13 9 4 1.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 1
2009 DAL 16 0 13 9 4 1.0 -- 1 -- -- -- -- -- 0 1
2008 DAL 16 0 17 11 6 1.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
2007 DAL 16 0 27 22 5 2.0 0 0 -- -- -- -- -- 1 1
2006 DAL 14 0 15 11 4 2.5 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
Recent Games
WKOppResultTacklesInterceptionsFumbles
TotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntYdsAvgLngTDsFFFR
1 @HOU L 6-17 5 4 1 -- -- 1 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
2 JAC W 41-10 3 2 1 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
3 @PHI L 34-37 2 2 0 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
4 NYG L 14-45 1 0 1 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --

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  • Redskins NFL Now Exclusive: Facing Giants (Again)

    Posted Sep 22, 2014

    Redskins.com brings you thoughts from defensive end Jason Hatcher, wide receiver DeSean Jackson, and linebacker Ryan Kerrigan about facing the New York Giants, who all three did as members of different teams last year.

  • Hatcher Talks Prepartion For The Giants

    Posted Sep 22, 2014

    Redskins DE Jason Hatcher gives us an injury update on his hamstring and talks about getting ready for the Giants on Thursday.

  • Redskins Late Night: Show Six

    Posted Sep 20, 2014

    Hosted by Comedian Chris Paul, Redskins Late Night goes behind the helmet with your favorite Redskins. This Week it's Redskins Defensive End Jason Hatcher.

  • Redskins NFL Now Exclusive: Eagles Screen Game

    Posted Sep 19, 2014

    Redskins.com and Sky Kerstein introduce thoughts from Washington Redskins defensive coordinator Jim Haslett, defensive lineman Chris Baker and defensive end Jason Hatcher about facing the screen game and the Philadelphia Eagles offense this Sunday.

  • Hatcher: "We Just Have To Play Sound Football"

    Posted Sep 18, 2014

    Redskins Defensive End Jason Hatcher talks about defending the Philadelphia Eagles offense.