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Nathaniel Hackett
Offensive Coordinator

Bio

Nathaniel Hackett re-joined the Buffalo Bills as offensive coordinator in 2013 after previously serving as offensive quality control coach from 2008-09.

In his first year as an NFL offensive coordinator with the Bills in 2013, the offense was highlighted by the explosive backfield duo RBs Fred Jackson and C.J. Spiller. Hackett’s up-tempo style of football also saw the development of 2013 rookie QB EJ Manuel.

Nathaniel Hackett re-joined the Buffalo Bills as offensive coordinator in 2013 after previously serving as offensive quality control coach from 2008-09.

In his first year as an NFL offensive coordinator with the Bills in 2013, the offense was highlighted by the explosive backfield duo RBs Fred Jackson and C.J. Spiller. Hackett’s up-tempo style of football also saw the development of 2013 rookie QB EJ Manuel.

Hackett’s rushing offense accounted for 144.2 yards per game in 2013 – a mark that led the AFC and was second-best in the NFL

Buffalo led the NFL with a 95.5-percent red zone scoring mark, converting 42-of-44 possessions into points

Spiller and Jackson finished fifth and sixth respectively in the AFC in rushing, while Jackson posted a team-high nine touchdowns on the ground

Manuel started 10 games in his first season in the NFL and recorded franchise rookie records for passing touchdowns (11) and completions (180)

TE Scott Chandler led Buffalo in receiving with career-highs of 53 catches for 655 yards

Rookie WR Robert Woods finished the year fifth among rookies with 40 catches for 587 yards and three touchdowns

Hackett came to Buffalo after spending three years at Syracuse working with head coach Doug Marrone. He was the Orange’s offensive coordinator and quarterbacks/tight ends coach from 2011-12 after one season as the school’s quarterbacks/passing game/tight ends coach.

Below is a list of the Orange’s offensive accomplishments under Hackett’s guidance:

Syracuse’ offense set multiple school records in 2012 for total offense (6,188 yards), total yards per game (476.0), passing yards (3,757), passing yards per game (289.0), touchdown passes (26), completions (295) and first downs (328)

The Orange offense featured a 3,000 yard passer, 1,000 yard rusher and 1,000 yard receiver in 2012 for the first time in a single-season in school history while generating 500 yards of offense or better in seven games

In 2012, Hackett mentored Pro Football Weekly All-American quarterback Ryan Nassib to a career and single-season record breaking season

Nassib stands as the Orange’s all-time leader in passing yards (9,190), completions (791) and attempts (1,312) and is second in touchdown passes (70).

Prior to joining Syracuse, Hackett spent four seasons in the NFL as an offensive quality control coach with the Bills (2008-09) and Tampa Bay Buccaneers (2006-07).

In his two years with the Bills, he assisted the wide receivers and quarterbacks and participated in all facets of preparation for the team’s weekly opponents

Hackett worked closely with Tampa Bay’s offensive coaching staff in the preparation and implementation of the offensive game plan, including wide receivers coach Richard Mann while helping guide WR Joey Galloway to his third straight 1,000-yard receiving season in 2007

Hackett worked as an assistant to the offensive and defensive coordinators at Stanford from 2003-04. In December of 2004, Hackett accepted the position of linebackers coach at Western Michigan, but returned to Stanford after he was offered a full-time position as the program’s specialists coach and recruiting coordinator.

His first coaching position came at his alma mater, U.C.Davis, during the spring of 2003 as the assistant linebackers coach.

Hackett was a four-year letterwinner as a linebacker and long snapper at U.C. Davis from 1999-2002… he helped the Aggies, one of the top programs in NCAA Division II, reach the playoffs each of his four seasons… during his four seasons, U.C. Davis had a combined record of 41-9… Hackett won the George Belenis Award in 1998 as the team’s Most Outstanding Redshirt and the “Aggie Pride” Award in 2002 as a senior … Hackett, the son of former NCAA and NFL coach Paul Hackett, was born on December 19, 1979 in Fullerton, California … he is married to the former Megan Baumgartner and they have two sons, Harrison and London, and two daughters, Briar and Everly.

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