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Thursday, September 28, 2006

The souped-up Hasselbeck family


Betsy Hasselbeck, no doubt, has served up a few bowls of soup over the years to her three football-playing sons -- Matt, Tim and Nathaniel -- along with her husband, Don, the former New England Patriots tight end.

Now, the Norfolk mom and son Matt, the starting quarterback for the defending NFC champion Seattle Seahawks, will be featured in Campbell's Chunky soup "Hungry Boys" ad campaign, with 15-second spots airing during National Football League broadcasts.

Players' real-life moms first appeared in the cutesy campaign in 2002, featuring Wilma McNabb, the mother of Eagles QB Donovan McNabb.

Tim Hasselbeck, who followed in his brother's footsteps as a star QB at both Xaverian Brothers in Westwood and later at Boston College, is currently a backup QB with the New York Giants. His wife, Elisabeth, is a co-host on ABC's daytime show, "The View."

-- Craig Larson


(Hasselbeck in practice yesterday, AP Photo by Kevin P. Casey)

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