Tom Hackett

Australian-born college football player (born 1992)

Tom Hackett
Hackett with the Utes in 2015
No. 61, 33
Personal information
Born: (1992-05-10) 10 May 1992 (age 32)
Melbourne, Australia
Height5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Weight187 lb (85 kg)
Career history
  • Utah (2012–2015)
Bowl games
  • 2× Las Vegas (2014, 2015)
High schoolScotch
Career highlights and awards

Tom Hackett (born 10 May 1992) is an Australian-born former football punter who played college football for the Utah Utes, where he won twice the Ray Guy Award.[2] He was signed as an undrafted free agent by the New York Jets in 2016, but never played in any NFL game.

Professional career

Hackett signed as an undrafted free agent with the New York Jets on 1 May 2016.[3][4] He was waived on 28 July 2016 after the team re-signed quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick.[5]

After being waived by the Jets, Hackett began co-hosting a sports radio show on KALL in Salt Lake City.[6]

Hackett was drafted in the first round (6th overall) in the 2022 CFL Global Draft by the Winnipeg Blue Bombers, signaling a potential return to professional play after six years.[7] He briefly attended rookie minicamp with Winnipeg but returned to the United States amidst uncertainty regarding the player strikes prior to the 2022 CFL season.[8]


  1. ^ "Pac-12 announces 'All-Century team'". 2 December 2015.
  2. ^ The Salt Lake Tribune (11 December 2014). "Utah football: Tom Hackett takes home Ray Guy Award for top punter". The Salt Lake Tribune.
  3. ^ Mitchell, Peter. "Tom Hackett signs with New York Jets". The Roar AU. Retrieved 1 May 2016.
  4. ^ Martin, Kimberly. "Jets pick up Australian punters Lachlan Edwards, Tom Hackett". Newsday. Retrieved 1 May 2016.
  5. ^ Lange, Randy (28 July 2016). "With Fitz Signing, P Tom Hackett Is Waived". New York Jets. Archived from the original on 28 July 2016. Retrieved 28 July 2016.
  6. ^ Goon, Kyle (6 April 2017). "After NFL, Tom Hackett gets his kicks in the radio studio". The Salt Lake Tribune. Retrieved 5 April 2018.
  7. ^ "Kingsley Jonathan leads the Way in Global Draft". Canadian Football League. 3 May 2022.
  8. ^ Hackett, Tom (17 May 2022). "My Turmoiled Life as a Short-lived CFL Player". KSL Sports.

External links

  • Utah Utes bio
  • New York Jets bio
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