|Born:||September 22, 1967|
|Height:||6 ft 6 in (1.98 m)|
|Weight:||285 lb (129 kg)|
|High school:||Tsawwassen (BC) South Delta|
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|Player stats at NFL.com|
Harald Hasselbach (born September 22, 1967) is a former defensive end who played 7 seasons in the NFL for the Denver Broncos. He played for the Broncos from 1994 to 2000 and was a starter in Super Bowl XXXIII. Previously, he played four seasons for the Calgary Stampeders of the CFL and also played in a Grey Cup winning team. He is one of at least ten players to have been a part of a winning team in a Grey Cup and a Super Bowl.[ when? ] In 2016, he was inducted into the B.C. Football Hall of Fame.
Hasselbach is a younger brother of the Dutch television presenter Ernst-Paul Hasselbach, who died in a road accident in 2008.
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