|Hometown:||Kansas City, Mo.|
Honors & Awards
» Three-Time Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll
» Brook Berringer Citizenship Team (2015)
» Tom Osborne Citizenship Team (2015)
Junior Zach Hannon will enter 2016 the season battling for playing time on an offensive line that lost four of its top six players to graduation. The 6-5, 315-pound Hannon has spent practice time at all three positions on the line and worked extensively at center this spring.
Hannon contributed to the Husker special teams efforts on kicking teams in 2014, and could also be utilized in that role.
Hannon added depth on the offensive line, but did not play in a game.
2014 (Redshirt Freshman)
Hannon played in all 13 games, working as a shield blocker on NU’s punting unit. The blocking helped Sam Foltz rank fifth in the Big Ten in punting, while NU was also fourth in the league in net punting. Hannon also added depth on the line.
Hannon redshirted in his first season in 2013.
Before Nebraska (Rockhurst HS)
Hannon had a standout career at Rockhurst High School under Coach Tony Severino. Hannon was a dominant force on the offensive line, 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.
As a junior, Hannon helped Rockhurst to a 10-2 record and a trip to the Class 6A quarterfinals. Hannon participated in the Semper Fi All-Star Game in Arizona following his senior season. He 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 only visited Nebraska, but had offers from Arkansas, Colorado, Missouri, Kansas State, Kansas, Northwestern, Iowa State and Illinois to name a few.
Hannon was also a standout attacker on the lacrosse field. As a senior co-captain, he helped Rockhurst to a 15-5 record and a trip to the state semifinals, scoring seven goals with 22 assists and 35 ground balls.
The son of Timothy and Deborah Hannon, Zach was born on Sept. 7, 1994. He is majoring in marketing/management and has been named to the Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll three times. Hannon has volunteered his time with Big Brothers/Big Sisters, Uplifting Athletes, Husker Heroes, Husker Hotline, and team hospital and community rec center visits. He earned a spot on the 2015 Brook Berringer and Tom Osborne Citizenship Teams for his outreach work.
Hannon's Career Stats
» Games Played: 13 in 2014