2015 NFL DRAFT

Matt Hazel, WR

School: Coastal Carolina  |  Conference: BSOU
College Experience: Senior  |  Hometown: North Augusta, SC
Height/Weight: 6-1 / 198 lbs.
Projected Ranking
OverallPositionProj. Rnd.
233306-7
Career Notes
2013 East-West Shrine Game Participant: Just the 3rd Chanticleer to play in the Shrine Game (Jerome Simpson in 2008 and Josh Norman in 2012) and 4th from the Big South (Presbyterian's Justin Bethel in 2012) ... 2013 1st Team All-Big South ... 2013 Preseason Big South Offensive Player of the Year ... 2012 1st Team All-Big South ... 2011 2nd Team All-Big South ... 183 Career Receptions is a CCU Record, 6th-best on the Big South Career List Of his 183 Catches: 115 for 1st Downs (62.8%); 28 for TDs and 45 for 20-plus Yds ... 2,553 Career Receiving Yds -- 2nd on CCU all-time list; 4th-best on the Big South Career List ... 28 Career Receiving TDs -- 2nd on CCU all-time list; 3rd-best on the Big South Career List; 5th-best among active NCAA FCS Players ... 70 receptions in 2013 is CCU record; 9th-best on the Big South Career List.
2013 Season
Selected to play in the East-West Shrine Game ... Named first team All-Big South ... Broke his own CCU single-season record with 70 receptions ... His 990 receiving yards ranks second on the CCU single-season list ... Tied for the Big South lead --ranking 25th in the FCS -- with nine receiving TDs ... Ranked second in the Big South in both receptions (5.0 per game and 70 total) and receiving yards (70.1 per game and 990 total) ... Ranked 27th with 70 receptions (56th with 5.0 per game) and 32nd in receiving yards (56th with 70.1 yards per game) ... Had a relatively quiet first half of the season, missing one game due to injury ... Broke out with a big game in the double overtime win at Liberty ... Caught nine passes for 147 yards and two scores ... The 147 yard ranks sixth on the CCU single-game list ... Followed that performance by catching just four passes for 68 yards in a win over VMI, however, he had two receiving touchdowns (32 and 12 yards) and added a two-point conversion.Was a lone bright spot in CCU's loss at Charleston Southern, grabbing nine passes for 132 yards ... Backed that up by catching seven passes for 119 yards in a win over Presbyterian ... Also lone bright spot in a loss at South Carolina hauling in six passes for 83 yards ... Only caught three passes for 64 yards in a first round playoff win over Bethune-Cookman but had two touchdown receptions (36 and 21 yards) ... Closed his career with an impressive performance in a NCAA quarterfinal playoff loss at North Dakota State, having eight receptions for 91 yards including a 20-yard TD.
2012 Season
Named first team All-Big South ... Tied a CCU season record with 61 receptions ... Had 799 receiving yards - second on the season list ... Ranked third in the Big South in receptions per game (4.69) - 80th in the NCAA - and in receiving yards per game (61.46) - 77th in the NCAA ... Named the team's Offensive MVP for the Furman, Bethune-Cookman and Old Dominion contests ... Had a career game in the second round loss at Old Dominion, hauling in nine passes for 155 yards and two touchdowns ... The 155 yards ranks third on the CCU single-game list ... His TDs came on back-to-back possession in the second quarter, the second tied the game at 21-21 ... In the season opener, caught three passes for 57 yards, including a 33-yard TD ... At Furman, had a then career-high seven receptions with a then career-high 128 yards receiving (the 128 yards ranks 10th on the CCU single-game list).In clutch time, caught a 20-yard pass on CCU's final drive to help set-up a game-tying field goal as time expired ... In the first overtime, caught a 35-yard pass to the Furman one, setting up CCU's first score ... In the second overtime, caught a 25-yard TD ... In week three versus Eastern Kentucky, hauled in six passes for 63 yards, including a five-yard TD to make the score 21-14 to start the third quarter ... Hauled in six passes for 98 yards versus Stony Brook ... Caught a team-high six passes, gaining 67 yards, at Gardner-Webb and added six receptions for 78 yards with two TDs at Presbyterian the following week ... Made an impressive leaping catch for a 3-yard TD and to put Coastal up 14-0 at Bethune-Cookman.
2011 Season
Named second team All-Big South ... Ranked third (second-best total) in the conference with six touchdown receptions, which is also fifth (tied) on the CCU single-season list ... Battled injuries, going two games without a catch but still ranked eighth in the Big South in receiving yards per game (44.4) and 10th in receptions per game (2.9) ... Averaged an impressive 15.2 yards per receptions, led Coastal in both receptions (32, seventh-tied on the CCU single-season list) and yards (488, sixth on the CCU single-season list) ... Prior to the injury and over a four-game span, had three games with six catches, including North Carolina A&T (92 yards and 2 TDs), Liberty (90 yards and TD) and Gardner-Webb (65 yards) ... Also threw a 21-yard touchdown pass versus Gardner-Webb ... Showed signs of getting back to full speed at season's end, catching four passes for 28 yards and a TD in the Charleston Southern win ... Had with two catches for 69 yards, including a career-long 59-yard TD in the win at Western Carolina.
2010 Season
Missed the season opener at West Virginia due to illness, but played in the final 11 games, starting three of the final four ... Finished the season with 20 catches for 276 yards with five touchdowns ... His five TDs were fourth-best in the Big South and ranks seventh on the CCU single-season list ... In a win over Liberty, was named Big South Freshman of the Week as he tied a school record, previously set by Jerome Simpson in 2005, by catching three touchdown passes in a game - one shy of the Big South single-game record ... Finished the game with four receptions for 41 yards ... All four of his catches were significant as the three TD catches came on third down and his other catch was an 11-yarder giving Coastal a first down ... Had a breakout game versus Georgia Southern, hauling in four passes for 49 yards ... Only caught two passes at Presbyterian but one was a 26-yarder for his first career score ... Was a key target in the Western Illinois NCAA FCS playoff game, catching six passes for 66 yards --both season highs.
High School
Prior to Coastal Carolina: Named to the 2009 Shrine Bowl squad representing South Carolina ... Also selected to the High School Sports Report's Statewide Offense All-State team after recording 75 catches, 1,193 receiving yards and 18 touchdowns as a senior while leading North Augusta to the second round of the playoffs ... Finalist for Aiken Standard High School Offensive Player of the Year.
 
 
Player News
05/12/2014 - A closer look at the Dolphins' picks: Round 6/190 - Matt Hazel, WR, 6-1, 198, Coastal Carolina...Hazel had 70 receptions for 990 yards and nine touchdowns last season. He'll seemingly have a hard time getting immediate playing time from scrimmage because this is one of the deepest areas of the team. - The Sports Xchange
 

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