McElwain pleased with light practice
Rams enter final week of spring ball
Rams prep for Saturday's scrimmage
McElwain high on tight ends
McElwain notes improvement in Rams
2012 Signing Class Highlights; 24 players
Colorado State vs. New Mexico
Colorado State vs. New Mexico; Nov. 24, 2012
Colorado State vs. Hawai'i - Oct. 27, 2012
CSU football vs. Fresno State - 10-6-12 (Don Reichert)
CSU football vs. Utah State - 9-22-12
2012 (Freshman): Wide receiver is one of the Rams' deepest positions so it would take a true talent to play as a true freshman and that is what Hansley possesses... Hansley made an immediate impact in a game he grew up watching annually, the Rocky Mountain Showdown vs. Colorado (Sept. 1)... In his first career game the 18-year-old had two receptions for 40 yards, including a 32-yard TD... His touchdown came on a quick screen pass where he made numerous Colorado defenders miss on his way into the end zone for the score... He became the first true freshman WR with a touchdown catch since Lou Greenwood in 2009... He also rushed the ball one time for four yards... A former running back in high school, lines up in the backfield frequently... Rushed the ball one time for 11 yards in home-opener against North Dakota State (Sept. 8)... Recorded rushing career highs at San Jose State (Sept. 15), as he ran the ball five times for 24 yards...Against Utah State (Sept. 22), hauled in a career high three passes for 35 yards, including a 21-yard reception, and rushed for 15 yards... Prior to the match-up against the Aggies wide receiver coach Alvis Whitted said the coaches want to get the ball into his hands as much as possible and they did just that, opening the Utah State contest with three straight plays to Hansley... Hansley returned one punt for the injured Momo Thomas against the Aggies...At Air Force (Sept. 29) recorded a long rush of 12 yards while also pulling in an 11-yard reception... Recorded two rushes for nine yards against Fresno State (Oct. 6)... Against San Diego State (Oct. 13) ran the ball for a career-long 13 yards while also hauing in three passes for 20 yards... Has recorded a rush in all seven games this season...
High School: The 2011 Gatorade and Scout.com Player of the Year in the state of Colorado, authored a stellar career at Highlands Ranch High School, where he earned all-conference honors in all three phases, as a running back, defensive back and return specialist....A two-time all-state selection, lettered three seasons for the Falcons, who went 24-9 combined over that stretch; a three-year starter and three-year team offensive MVP as a running back and slot back, compiled 6,077 all-purpose yards and a Falcons record 66 total touchdowns...On the ground, rushed for 3,894 career yards (a HRHS school record), averaging better than 8 yards per tote, with 1,119 receiving yards... Also returned kickoffs and punts for three years (earning all-conference accolades as a return specialist every season), and served as team captain his final two campaigns...As a senior in 2011, garnered Denver Post All-Colorado honors as one of the state's best players across all classifications, but not for his school-record 1,845 yards and 24 touchdowns on the ground, or for his 518 receiving yards and eight TD catches; instead, honored by the Post as a defensive back, where as a first-year starter in 2011, intercepted seven passes...A first-team all-state DB and first-team all-conference running back and return specialist, led the 9-3 Falcons to a 2011 Continental League title and the state quarterfinals, where they lost to eventual 5A champion Columbine...Averaged in 2011 nearly 20 yards per reception on 27 catches, and nearly 10 yards per carry on 193 attempts...A second-team all-state RB in 2010, racked up 1,209 rushing yards and averaged 9.1 yards on 133 carries...Burst on the scene as a sophomore in 2009, when he totaled 1,289 all-purpose yards and scored 15 combined touchdowns as HRHS's all-around weapon, picking up all-conference recognition as both a running back and return man...Head football coach was Darrel Gorham...A three-sport athlete, also lettered three years in lacrosse (a second-team all-state and two-time all-conference performer in that sport) and two years in track...Owned a 3.37 GPA at the time of his signing...Top time in the 40-yard dash is 4.50; also bench presses 265 pounds.
Personal: Given name Joseph Todd Hansley...Born Feb. 7, 1994, in Littleton, Colo. ...Son of Todd and Debbie Hansley, who both graduated from Indiana University...Has two older sisters...Dad, Todd, was a running back at Indiana in the early 1980s...Grandfather, Terry Hansley, was a running back at Ohio State in the 1950s and played briefly for the Cleveland Browns in the early 1960s...Undeclared on a major at Colorado State...Hometown: Highlands Ranch, Colo.