Caleb Hanie

American football player (born 1985)

American football player
Caleb Hanie
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Hanie with the Denver Broncos in 2012
No. 12, 16
Position:Quarterback
Personal information
Born: (1985-09-11) September 11, 1985 (age 38)
Dallas, Texas, U.S.
Height:6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Weight:222 lb (101 kg)
Career information
High school:Forney (Forney, Texas)
College:Colorado State (2004–2007)
Undrafted:2008
Career history
  • Chicago Bears (2008–2011)
  • Denver Broncos (2012)
  • Baltimore Ravens (2013)*
  • Cleveland Browns (2013)
  • Dallas Cowboys (2014)*
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career NFL statistics
Pass completions:79
Pass attempts:146
Completion percentage:54.1%
TD–INT:3–10
Passing yards:1,079
Passer rating:41.6
Player stats at NFL.com · PFR

Caleb Jeffrey Hanie (born September 11, 1985) is a former American football quarterback. He played college football at Colorado State and was signed by the Chicago Bears as an undrafted free agent in 2008. He also played for the Denver Broncos and Cleveland Browns.

Early years

Hanie played high school football for Forney High School in Forney, Texas and led his team to consecutive top 3 finishes in class 3A in 2002 and 2003.

College career

Hanie was the starting quarterback for the Colorado State Rams in 2006 and 2007.[1]

Professional career

Chicago Bears

Hanie was signed by the Chicago Bears as a free agent following the 2008 NFL draft on April 28, 2008. He made the Bears' 53-man roster prior to the start of the 2008 season.

He made his first regular season contribution as a Bear towards the end of their blowout loss to the Cincinnati Bengals on October 25, 2009. He completed one of two passes for two yards.[2] He went on to make another appearance against the Baltimore Ravens on December 20, 2009, completing two of five passes for eight yards.[3] During that game, he also threw his first career interception on an acrobatic play by Dominique Foxworth. On October 3, 2010, Bears starter Jay Cutler and backup Todd Collins both suffered injuries in a game against the New York Giants, and Hanie entered the game as the third quarterback. He went three of four for 36 yards, but the Bears still suffered their first loss of the 2010 season. On October 10, 2010, with Cutler on the bench due to a concussion suffered the previous week, Collins started the game but proved ineffective, throwing four interceptions. Hanie entered the game in the third quarter and went 2-3 for 19 yards. The Bears won the game 23–6, primarily on points scored in the early part of the first quarter, and scored two fourth-quarter field goals on drives led by Hanie.

2010 NFC Championship Game

Hanie entered the 2010 NFC Championship Game as the third-string quarterback in the third quarter after starter Jay Cutler left with a second-degree sprain of his MCL and second-string quarterback Todd Collins left with a shoulder injury. He led the Bears to a touchdown in his first series on the field but was later intercepted by defensive lineman B. J. Raji, who returned the interception for a touchdown. On the following drive, Hanie led the Bears to a second touchdown in only 81 seconds of game time.[4] He later threw another interception, this time to Sam Shields, with 37 seconds left in the game. Overall, Hanie completed 13 passes in 20 attempts for 153 yards and a touchdown with two interceptions. The Bears lost to the Packers 21–14.[5][6]

In the near-comeback, Hanie became the first quarterback since 1983 to throw a postseason touchdown before a regular season touchdown.

2011 season

Hanie in 2008

After a back-and-forth preseason, Hanie won a battle with Nate Enderle for the second position on the depth chart. Against the San Diego Chargers in week 11, starting quarterback Jay Cutler suffered a broken thumb on his throwing hand. The following day, the Bears reported that Cutler would need surgery on the thumb, possibly ending his season. Hanie was named the starter for the Bears until Cutler's return.

On November 27, 2011, Hanie started his first NFL game against the Oakland Raiders. He threw two touchdowns and three interceptions in the 25–20 loss, snapping the Bears' five-game winning streak. In that game, however, with 8 seconds left, looking to spike the ball, Hanie did not spike the ball immediately; instead he stepped backward, as if attempting a pass, and then spiked the ball. Consequently, he was charged with intentional grounding and was ordered to runoff the time remaining on the clock, preserving a Raiders win.[7][8][9][10] The following week, Hanie threw three interceptions in a 10–3 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs. The Bears eventually lost in overtime to the Denver Broncos 13–10. After getting swept against the Seattle Seahawks 38–14, Hanie was replaced by Josh McCown for Week 16 against the Packers and Minnesota Vikings in Week 17.

The Bears stated that they would not re-sign Hanie for 2012.[11]

Denver Broncos

Hanie signed with the Denver Broncos on March 24, 2012.[12] In the 2012 preseason, Hanie and newly acquired quarterback Peyton Manning faced Hanie's former team in the Bears in Week 1 of the preseason.[13] During the game, though Hanie was sacked three times by Shea McClellin, Cheta Ozougwu, and Nate Collins,[14] Hanie completed 7/14 passes for 79 yards and a 67.3 passer rating, en route to a 31–3 victory.[15]

Baltimore Ravens

Hanie signed a one-year contract with the Baltimore Ravens on April 16, 2013, as competition for Tyrod Taylor for the backup quarterback position.[16] He was released on August 30, 2013.

Cleveland Browns

Hanie was signed by the Cleveland Browns on December 3, 2013.[17] However, he was waived on December 10.[18]

Dallas Cowboys

Hanie was signed to a one-year deal by the Dallas Cowboys on April 23, 2014. Hanie was released by the team on August 26, 2014.[19]

NFL career statistics

Regular season

Year Team Games Passing Rushing Sacks Fumbles
GP GS Cmp Att Pct Yds Avg TD Int Rtg Att Yds Avg TD Sck SckY Fum Lost
2008 CHI 0 0 DNP
2009 CHI 2 0 3 7 42.9 11 1.6 0 1 10.7 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0
2010 CHI 2 0 5 7 71.4 55 7.9 0 0 94.3 1 -1 -1.0 0 2 15 0 0
2011 CHI 6 4 51 102 50.0 613 6.0 3 9 41.8 13 98 7.5 0 19 133 1 0
2012 DEN 0 0 DNP
2013 CLE 0 0
Career[20] 10 4 59 116 56.5 804 6.4 3 10 41.6 14 97 6.9 0 21 148 1 0

Playoffs

Year Team Games Passing Rushing Sacks Fumbles
GP GS Cmp Att Pct Yds Avg TD Int Rtg Att Yds Avg TD Sck SckY Fum Lost
2010 CHI 1 0 13 20 65.0 153 7.7 1 2 65.2 1 3 3.0 0 0 0 0 0
Career 1 0 13 20 65.0 153 7.7 1 2 65.2 1 3 3.0 0 0 0 0 0

After the NFL

Hanie is married to a woman named Andrea. They have three children.[21] working with current and former NFL players. He identifies as a Christian.[22]

In May 2016, Hanie was a passenger in a fatal crash in Barrington Hills, Illinois, in which 35-year-old Salvatore DiMucci died. DiMucci was driving a 2015 Mercedes-Benz that crashed into a tree. Also in the vehicle was another former Chicago Bear, Joey LaRocque.[23]

As of 2020, Hanie was working as a financial adviser,[24][25] working with current and former NFL players.[21]

References

  1. ^ "Caleb Hanie - Football". Colorado State University Athletics. Retrieved June 27, 2019.
  2. ^ "Chicago Bears at Cincinnati Bengals - October 25th, 2009". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved June 27, 2019.
  3. ^ "Chicago Bears at Baltimore Ravens - December 20th, 2009". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved June 27, 2019.
  4. ^ "Play by play: Packers 21, Bears 14". Chicago Breaking Sports. January 23, 2011. Retrieved February 6, 2012.
  5. ^ "NFL GameTracker - Green Bay Packers vs. Chicago Bears - 2010 Week 20". CBSSports.com. Retrieved February 6, 2012.
  6. ^ "Bears Run To Super Bowl Falls Short". CBS Chicago. January 23, 2011. Retrieved June 27, 2019.
  7. ^ Austro, Ben (November 27, 2011). "Hanie clocks ball too late, results in game-ending intentional grounding foul". Football Zebras. Retrieved January 30, 2024.
  8. ^ Gonzalez, Antonio; Writer, AP Sports (November 28, 2011). "Hanie throws 3 INTs, Bears lose 25-20 to Raiders". San Diego Union-Tribune. Retrieved January 30, 2024.
  9. ^ Floyd, Brian (November 27, 2011). "VIDEO: Caleb Hanie's Intentional Grounding Penalty Ends Bears Hopes". SBNation.com. Retrieved January 30, 2024.
  10. ^ Gonzalez, Antonio. "Caleb Hanie throws 3 interceptions, Bears fall to Raiders". Rockford Register Star. Retrieved January 30, 2024.
  11. ^ Hanzus, Dan (March 7, 2012). "Report: Bears won't bring back backup QB Hanie". NFL.com. Retrieved August 10, 2012.
  12. ^ Dickerson, Jeff (March 24, 2012). "Source: Caleb Hanie, Broncos agree". Espn.go.com. Retrieved August 10, 2012.
  13. ^ Potash, Mark (April 4, 2012). "Bears' preseason plums: Peyton Manning, RG3". Chicago Sun-Times. Retrieved December 13, 2008.
  14. ^ "Larry's Bears vs. Broncos blog". Chicagobears.com. Archived from the original on August 14, 2012. Retrieved August 10, 2012.
  15. ^ "Without stars, Bears suffer lopsided loss". Chicagobears.com. Archived from the original on August 12, 2012. Retrieved August 10, 2012.
  16. ^ "Ravens Sign Veteran QB Caleb Hanie". www.baltimoreravens.com. Retrieved June 27, 2019.
  17. ^ Gorman, Jeff D. (December 4, 2013). "Caleb Hanie Jumps onto Cleveland Browns' Quarterback Carousel". Browns 101. sportsmedia101.com. Archived from the original on December 13, 2013. Retrieved December 8, 2013.
  18. ^ "The Browns have made roster moves.pic.twitter.com/CNd5EoRNJR". Twitter. December 10, 2013. Retrieved June 27, 2019.
  19. ^ "Thinking About the Future: When Should Dallas Cowboys Consider a Replacement for Tony Romo?". DallasCowboys101. Archived from the original on May 2, 2014. Retrieved April 30, 2014.
  20. ^ "Caleb Hanie Stats". NFL.com. Retrieved April 26, 2015.
  21. ^ a b Hammond, Sean (February 25, 2021). "Where are they now? Bears edition: QB Caleb Hanie". Shaw Local News Network. Retrieved May 16, 2023.
  22. ^ "Caleb Hanie's Instagram". Instagram. Retrieved May 16, 2023.
  23. ^ Shields, Todd (May 17, 2016). "Police: Former Bears player Caleb Hanie a passenger in fatal Barrington Hills crash". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved May 16, 2023.
  24. ^ "Caleb Hanie's LinkedIn". LinkedIn. Retrieved May 16, 2023.
  25. ^ "Caleb Hanie's Twitter". Twitter. Retrieved May 16, 2023.

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