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46   Michael Hanson
Michael Hanson

Class:
RS Senior

Hometown:
Teaneck, N.J.

High School:
Teaneck H.S.

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 260

Position:
DE

Birthdate:
11/05/1986


On Hanson: All-conference candidate, who looks to rebound to form of his sophomore season ... Coach Morris expects him to be a dominant edge player on the rush ... Comes off a solid spring season where he returned to form at defensive end ... Was hindered by injuries last season ... Plays at a very high level with strong motor ... Great pass rusher ... Gets into the backfield regularly with speed and skill ... Moved from linebacker to defensive end after his freshman season ... Excellent athlete with football and basketball background.

As a redshirt senior in 2009: Game-by-Game Statistics
• Starting defensive end for the third year in a row.
• Fifth on team in tackles with 48. Leads team with 11.0 TFLs for team-best 48 yards also has 3.5 sacks and first-career interception.
• Ranks tied for 12th in CAA in TFLs with 11.0 (1.0 per game).
• Tied for team lead in sacks with 3.5.
• Finished college career with three tackles and a pass break-up at Hofstra (11/21).
• On Senior Day, made four tackles including a sack and two TFLs as well as forcing a fumble vs. James Madison (11/14).
• Playing with an injured wrist, make seven tackles including a TFL at Maine (10/31).
• First-career interception in win over #4 New Hampshire (10/17), along with six tackles and a TFL.
• Posted nine tackles, 2.0 TFLs and a sack at Delaware (10/10).
• Three stops, a half-TFL and break-up vs. Stony Brook (9/26).
• Three tackles vs. Rhode Island (9/19).
• Posted six tackles, two TFLs and a half-sack in home opener vs. Albany (9/12).
• Solid in opener at Kansas State (9/5) with seven tackles, 13-yard sack, 1.5 TFLs. Recovered a fumble for eight yards.

As a redshirt junior in 2008: Had 33 tackles in seven starts on defensive line, playing in 10 games overall ... Also has 4.5 TFLs for 12 yards and two forced fumbles ... Missed finale vs. Hofstra (11/22) with an injury ... Four stops vs. Maine (11/8) ... Five tackles and TFL at Rhode Island (11/1) including 100th career tackle ... Forced a fumble for the second week in a row, also made four tackles coming off bench vs. Bryant (10/25) ... Forced fumble and made four tackles vs. #9 Richmond (10/18) ... Four stops in defense's stellar win vs. #16 Delaware (10/4) ... Five tackles including first TFLs (1.5) of the season at #7 James Madison (9/13) ... Three tackles and a pass defended against Albany (8/30).

As a redshirt sophomore in 2007: Shared Team's Vic Fusia Most Improved Award on defense with Kyle Harrington ... Started all 13 games as a defensive end ... Ranked eighth on team in tackles with 61 ... Had 16.0 TFLs for 83 yards and 7.0 sacks for 67 yards ... Also had three break-ups ... 27 percent of his career tackles have been TFLs ... Ranked second in TFLs in CAA with 16.0, (1.23 per game), which was tied for 40th nationally ... Finished seventh in CAA in sacks with 7.0 (.58 per game), which was 41st in the nation ... Only stop was for a 2-yard TFL at #4 Southern Illinois (12/1) ... Four tackles in NCAA First Round vs. #25 Fordham (11/24) ... Racked up six tackles including 2.5 TFLs and 2.0 sacks as UMass piled up eight sacks vs. #14 New Hampshire (11/10) ... Over three games (Oct. 13-27), had 21 tackles including 6.0 TFLs ... Huge game at William & Mary (10/27) with five tackles, 3.5 TFLs and 2.0 sacks. His sack on W&M Jake Phillips in fourth quarter effectively ended Tribe's chance in game'... Forced a fumble, had three tackles vs. Northeastern (10/20) ... Career game with career-high 13 tackles, 2.5 TFLs and a 10-yard sack in 4OT win over Villanova (10/13) ... Three tackles at Boston College (9/29) ... Made seven tackles including a TFL at Maine (9/23) ... Four tackles with a TFL and break-up vs. #23 Towson (9/15) ... Racked up career-best eight tackles at Colgate (9/8), including a seven-yard sack and two TFLs for eight yards ... Made first career start vs. Holy Cross (9/1), made four tackles and had an 11-yard sack.

As a redshirt freshman in 2006: Played in 13 of 15 games as a reserve defensive lineman ... Made 11 tackles, four solo and seven assisted ... Had two TFLs for nine yards and a sack for six yards ... Blocked a kick in season opener vs. Colgate (9/2) ... Made a tackle against Appalachian State (12/15) in NCAA Final ... Racked up two tackles including a six-yard sack against Maine (11/11) ... Had two stops against William & Mary (10/7) including a TFL for three yards ... Career-high three tackles against Stony Brook (9/23) ... In collegiate debut blocked a third-quarter field goal.

As a freshman in 2005: Redshirt season.

Before UMass: Star linebacker at Teaneck High School ... Named Second-Team All-New Jersey ... Honored as a Bergen County All-Star ... three-time unanimous All-League selection ... Second-Team All-County ... played in the New York/New Jersey Governor's Bowl in 2005 ... Led the team in tackles with 103, including 70 solos ... Also had seven sacks and eight tackles for loss ... Picked off three passes and returned two for touchdowns ... As a tight end, had six catches for 132 yards and one touchdown ... Also lettered in varsity basketball for three years.

Personal: Michael Everett Hanson Jr. ... Born November 5, 1986 in Englewood, N.J. ... Son of Michael Hanson Sr. and Diane Washington ... Brother of Xavier, Nicholas, Corey and Diandre ... Majoring in Economics.

CAREER STATISTICS (Defense)

Year	GP	UT	AT	TT	Sacks	TFL	Int	Blk
2006	13/0	4	7	11	1-6	2-9	0-0	1
2007	13/13	20	41	61	7-67	16-83	0-0	0
2008	10/8	13	20	33	0-0	4.5-12	0-0	0
2009	11/11	26	22	48	3.5-30	11-48	1-3	0
Totals	47/32	63	90	153	11.5-103	33.5-152	1-3	1

CAREER HIGHS

Tackles: 13 vs. Villanova (10/13/07)
Interceptions: 1 vs. New Hampshire (10/17/09)
Sacks: 2.0 at Wm & Mary (10/27/07) & New Hamp.(11/10/07)
TFLs:  3.5 at William & Mary (10/27/07)
Block Kick: 1 vs. Colgate (9/2/06)

Game-By-Game

2006 UT-AT-TT, Other 9/2 Colgate 0-1-1, Blk FG 9/9 Navy 0-0-0 9/16 Vill. 0-0-0 9/23 S. Brook 1-2-3 10/7 W&M 1-1-2, tfl 10/14 Tow. 0-0-0 10/21 URI 0-0-0 10/28 NU 0-0-0 11/4 UNH 0-1-1 11/11 Maine 1-1-2, sk, tfl 11/18 Hofstra DND 11/25 Laf. 0-0-0 12/2 UNH 0-0-0 12/8 Mont. 0-1-1 12/15 App. St. 1-0-1 2007 UT-AT-TT, Other 9/1 H. Cross 1-3-4, sk, tfl, 2pd 9/8 Colgate 4-4-8, 2tfl, sk, pd 9/15 Towson 2-2-4, tfl 9/22 Maine 3-4-7, tfl 9/29 BC 1-2-3 10/13 Vill. 3-11-14 10/20 NU 0-3-3, fr 10/27 W&M 4-1-5, 3.5tfl, 2sk 11/3 URI 0-1-1, 0.5 tfl 11/10 UNH 1-3-4, 0.5sk, 0.5tfl, pd 11/17 Hofstra 1-1-2, tfl, pd 11/24 Ford. 0-4-4 12/1 SIU 1-0-1, tfl 2008 UT-AT-TT, Other 8/30 Alb. 0-3-3, pd 9/6 HC 1-1-2 9/13 JMU 2-3-5, 1.5tfl 9/20 TTU 0-0-0 10/4 Del. 1-3-4 10/11 NU DNT 10/18 Rich. 1-3-4, ff, tfl 10/25 Bry. 2-2-4, ff, tfl 11/1 URI 3-2-5, tfl 11/8 Maine 1-3-4 11/15 UNH 1-0-1 11/22 Hof. DNP-INJ

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