Dan Hansen Athlete Profile

#11 Dan Hansen

Dan Hansen
Position: Defensive Back Height: 6-2 Weight: 195 Roster Years: 1968-1972 Hometown: Torrance, CA



All-America

  • 1972 AP Honorable Mention

Personal

Married to the former Donna Wilson, they have two children.

Before BYU

Was second team All-CIF at North Torrance High as a quarterback ... all-league in basketball ... lettered four times in both sports.

Stats

YEAR   SOLO  AST   TFL   SACKS/YDS   PBU   PI   FR   FF   BLK/K
1970    50    69   0     -           10    8     1    -    0
1971    43    68   1     -           9     7     1.5  -    0
1972    90    49   3     -           10    3     2    -    0
TOTAL  183   186   4     -           29    18    4.5  -    0


1968 | Freshman Year

Was the quarterback on the freshman team ... played on the freshman basketball team as the sixth man.

1969 | Redshirt Year

Switched from offense to defense.

1970 | Sophomore Year

Led the WAC with pass interceptions (108 yards) as a sophomore, ranking 12th nationally ... recorded 17 tackles in the game against Arizona State.

1971 | Junior Year

All-Western Athletic Conference ... ranked eighth nationally in pass interceptions ... set school record for most tackles in a single game (36, 22 unassisted and 14 assisted) vs. New Mexico ... his 36 tackles and 22 solo tackles remains as of 2010 the best known totals in NCAA history but the NCAA does not officially recognize defensive records prior to the 2000 season ... set school records for longest interception return of 93 yards vs. Wyoming and for most yards interception returns for season (233) and career (341) ... scored two TDs off interceptions (84 yards at UTEP, 93 yards at Wyoming) ... named WAC Defensive Player of the Week twice for his performances against Wyoming and UTEP ... made 17 tackles against Colorado State ... intercepted seven passes on teh year and returned them for 233 yards ... returned three punts.

1972 | Senior Year

Honorable mention All-America by Associated Press ... All-Western Athletic Conference ... had 80 yards in interception returns ... set school season record with 90 assisted tackles and 288 defensive points and 369 total tackles in his career ... named WAC Defensive Player of the Week twice for performances against Kansas State and Arizona State ... totaled 18 tackles against Arizona State, the third-highest total in school history at the time behind his own school record of 36 set as a junior and 20 tackles by teammate Ted Nelson against Arizona State in 1970.