July 23, 2024

56-year-old former NFL DE Harald Hasselbach wins two Super Bowls with the Broncos.

Harald Hasselbach, a former defensive end for the Denver Broncos, passed away at age 56.

He passed away “free of pain” and “in the comfort of his own home,” according to the Broncos. It was six months before his death that he received a cancer diagnosis.

Before joining the Broncos, Hasselbach was a member of the Canadian Football League’s Calgary Stampeders. During his CFL career, he was selected for the All-Star team and won a Grey Cup.

After that, from 1994 to 2000, he spent seven seasons as a player for the Broncos. Throughout his NFL career, Hasselbach played in 112 games and recorded 17.5 sacks, 4 forced fumbles, and 4 fumble recoveries.

He was most famously a part of the Denver teams that defeated the Green Bay Packers and Atlanta Falcons in back-to-back Super Bowls in 1997 and 1998.

In 2016, Hasselbach, who attended Washington for his collegiate career as well, was admitted into the British Columbia Football Hall of Fame. He went to British Columbia for high school.

His wife Aundrea, their four children, and their four grandchildren all survive him.

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