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Forrest Hansen Athlete Profile

#17 Forrest Hansen

Position: Kicker Height: 5-7 Weight: 160 Roster Years: 2001 | 2003 Hometown: Wayne, PA Last School: Conestoga High School


Parents are Greg and Brenda ... one of four children ... served an LDS Church mission in Geneva, Switzerland ... an Eagle Scout ... a former BYU gymnast (lettered as true freshman) ... a performer at the 2002 Winter Olympic Games for both the opening and closing ceremonies ... was selected to work during the Olympic Games as "Cooper the Coyote" -- one of the official Olympic Mascots ... all totaled, worked over 200 hours during the Olympic games ... served a nine-week internship for the U.S. Embassy in Santiago, Chile during the summer of 2001 ... majoring in international politics and French.


In 2001: Redshirted

Before BYU

Didn't start playing football until his senior season at Conestoga HS ... started training in gymnastics at the age of nine ... took fifth place in the all-around competition at the Pennsylvania state championships in 1997 ... was also a member of the diving team, finishing 18th at the district championships.

2001 | Redshirt Year