HANSEN, DON

DON HANSEN

Inducted: June 12, 2014 in Indianapolis, IN

Date of Birth: August 20, 1944 in Warrick County, IN

High School Attended: Evansville F. J. Reitz            Graduated: 1962

High School Honors: 3-year letterman in football; All-City, All-SIAC, and All-State 1960, 1961; Kiwanis Football Award 1961; Scholastic All-American 1961; 4-year baseball letterman.

College Attended: University of Illinois                   Graduated: 1966

College Honors: 3-year football letterman; Rose Bowl and Big Ten Champions 1963; All-Big Ten 1965; East-West Shrine Bowl 1965; Hula Bowl 1966; All-Star game 1966; Coaches All-American game 1966.

Professional Athletic Background: 3rd round draft pick by Minnesota Vikings and played there 1966, 1967; also played for Atlanta Falcons 1969-1975, Seattle Seahawks 1976, and Green Bay Packers 1976-1977.

Professional Athletic Honors: Minnesota Vikings Rookie of the Year 1966; Atlanta Falcons Player of the Year 1972.

Family:  Wife, Sandy; children, Wendy, Melody, and Chad; 11 grandchildren and 1 great-granddaughter.