Honors & Awards » Two-Time Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll » Brook Berringer Citizenship Team (2015)
Sophomore Zach Hannon will look to contend for playing time on the offensive line during the 2015 season. The 6-3, 305-pound Hannon has the ability to play both guard and center, positions where Nebraska is replacing its starters from the 2014 campaign.
Hannon saw the majority of his action on special teams last season, working as a protector on NU’s punting unit. 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. 2013 (Redshirt) 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 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.
In his junior season, 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 did not take any official visits beyond Nebraska, but had offers from Arkansas, Colorado, Missouri, Kansas State, Kansas, Northwestern, Iowa State and Illinois to name a few.
In addition to his success on the gridiron, Hannon was 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 assist and 35 ground balls.
Personal Hannon was born on Sept. 7, 1994, and he is the son of Timothy and Deborah Hannon. He has not declared a major. Hannon has volunteered his time with Big Brothers/Big Sisters, Uplifting Athletes, Husker Heroes, Husker Hotline, and team hospital and community rec center visits.
Hannon's Career Stats » Games Played: 13 in 2014
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