Hannon redshirted his first season at Nebraska.
Before Nebraska (Rockhurst)
Kansas City area product Zach Hannon is one of five players who are expected to begin their Husker careers on the offensive ine. The 6-5, 295-pound Hannon joins the NU program following a standout career at Rockhurst High School under Coach Tony Severino. Hannon is one of two Kansas City area recruits in the 2013 class, joining Maliek Collins of Kansas City Center High. Hannon was a dominant force on the offensive line as a senior, helping Rockhurst to a 9-3 record and a trip to the third round of the state playoffs. Hannon did not allow a sack on the season and recorded 34 pancake blocks. For his efforts as a senior, Hannon earned first-team Class 6A all-state honors in Missouri, and he was a first-team All-Metro pick by the Kansas City Star. Hannon was also a standout on the line for Rockhurst during his junior season when his play helped the school to a 10-2 record and a trip to the Class 6A quarterfinals. Following his senior season, Hannon was chosen and played in the Semper Fidelis Marines All-America Bowl in California and was one of the offensive linemen standouts for the winning East team. Hannon was regarded as one of the top 10 prospects in the state of Missouri and among the top 50 offensive line prospects in the country. Hannon did not take any official visits beyond Nebraska, but had offers from Arkansas, Colorado, Cornell, Duke, Missouri, Kansas State, Kansas, Northwestern, Iowa State, Illinois and Virginia to name a few. In addition to his success on the gridiron, Hannon was a standout attack player on the lacrosse field, as he was co-captain while helping Rockhurst to a 15-5 record and a trip to the state semifinals in his senior year. He scored seven goals with 22 assist and 35 ground balls as a senior.
Hannon was born on Sept. 7, 1994, and he is the son of Timothy and Deborah Hannon.