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Draft Scout Matt Hazel News
01/18/14 - PROSPECTS WHO HELPED THEMSELVES AT THE SHRINE GAME: 6. WR Matt Hazel, Coastal Carolina (6-1, 196, 4.53, #84)...With Notre Dame's T.J. Jones pulling out of this week due to an injury, Hazel stepped up and separated himself as the top wide receiver in attendance. He displayed smooth routes, long strides and caught everything thrown his way throughout practice. Hazel, who also scored a touchdown in the game, was very productive throughout his college career and his skill-set translates well to the NFL level despite lacking elite size/speed for the position. - Dane Brugler, NFLDraftScout.com
01/13/14 - 2014 Shrine Game: Monday Practice Report...With Notre Dame's T.J. Jones out due to injury, the top receiver spot in this all-star game is up for grabs. And the two receivers who are the favorites in my eyes to separate themselves as the cream of the crop are San Jose State's Chandler Jones (West Team) and Coastal Carolina's Matt Hazel (East Team). Jones has explosive feet to run crisp routes and caught everything with his hands on Monday. Hazel showed tremendous adjustments to the ball and reeled in every ball thrown his way as well. Both are players to watch this week at the wide receiver position. - Dane Brugler, NFLDraftScout.com
12/31/13 - 2013 ALL-BIG SOUTH FIRST TEAM (COACHES/MEDIA): WR - Matt Hazel, Sr., Coastal Carolina,...Hazel (North Augusta, S.C.) earns his third All-Big South honor and second consecutive first team honor. The 2013 preseason Big South Player of the Year became the CCU all-time leader in receptions this season and ranks 16th among active FCS players in the category (168) while ranking seventh among active FCS players in career TD receptions (25) and 12th in career receiving yards (2,380).
Hazel ranks second in the league in receptions (55, 56th FCS) and receiving yards (817, 53rd) while ranking fourth in receiving TDs (6, 62nd FCS). His 817 yards to date is second on the CCU single-season list. In Big South games he averaged a league-best 97.8 receiving yards per game and ranks second with 6.2 receptions per game. - Coastal Carolina football
09/07/13 - Tyrell Blanks recovered a fumble in the end zone for a touchdown with 8:25 left in the game and Coastal Carolina held on to beat Furman 35-28 on Saturday night. The score by Blanks opened up a 14-point lead for CCU (2-0), but the Chanticleers would need more heroics to hold off Furman. Ryan Culbreath's 14-yard touchdown reception with 3:54 brought the score to 35-28 and, following the ensuing kickoff, Furman (0-2) forced a three-and-out from CCU to regain possession at its own 30 with 2:47 remaining.
CCU linebacker Quinn Backus knocked down a fourth-and-20 pass from Reese Hannon, intended for Andrej Suttles, to seal the victory. Matt Hazel caught six passes for 77 yards and added a 24-yard rushing touchdown to lead the CCU offense. Furman's Hank McCloud carried the ball 21 times for 133 yards and a touchdown in the loss. - AP Sports
08/01/13 - 2013 BIG SOUTH PRESEASON ALL-CONFERENCE TEAM (COACHES/MEDIA): WR - Matt Hazel, Coastal Carolina - Sr.,...Hazel, a two-time All-Big South selection, tied Jerome Simpson's CCU single-season record with 61 receptions last season. Making the feat more impressive is the fact that teammates Mastromatteo and DeMario Bennett added 47 and 43 catches, respectively, which rank third and fourth on the CCU single-season list. Hazel tallied 799 receiving yards, which ranks second on the CCU single-season list.
He 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. Hazel's best game last season came on CCU's biggest stage, catching nine passes for 155 yards, which ranks third on the CCU single-game list, and two touchdowns at Old Dominion. In three seasons, Hazel ranks second on the CCU career lists for receptions (113), receiving yards (1563) and touchdown receptions (19) and needs 49 receptions to surpass Simpson (161) as the school's all-time leader. - Coastal Carolina football