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Justin Hansen
68  Justin Hansen
RS Junior

Longmont, Colo.

High School:

Height / Weight:
6-5 / 310




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Colorado State takes field for its second spring drills under Jim McElwain

Division I career games played/started: 6/0 (6/0 in 2013).

2013 (Sophomore):
Has made appearances in six games for the Rams registering three tackles...used whenCSU is backed up against its goal line.

  • Made his first collegiate tackle vs. UTEP (Sept. 28), when he combined with Joe Kawulok to stop Miners running back Aaron Jones at the line of scrimmage
  • Registered his first career solo stop at Wyoming (Oct. 19) late in the fourth quarter with the Rams up 52-22

2012: Did not play; spent season as a varsity reserve.

2011: Redshirted as a true freshman in his first season of college eligibility.

High School: A four-year letterman and three-year starter - including 2009 and `10 on both sides of the ball - helped control the line of scrimmage at Longmont High School, a notable factory for Division I and NFL offensive linemen just 45 minutes south of Fort Collins...Rated the state's 11th-best overall prospect by first-team Class 4A all-state honors as a senior, and nailed down a spot on the Denver Post's All-Colorado team, the state's best 31 players regardless of classification...A first-team all-Northern Conference selection for three consecutive years (2008-10), also garnered first-team all-area recognition from the Longmont Times-Call (2009 and `10), and first-team all-region honors from the Boulder Daily Camera (2009 and `10)...Was his team's Offensive Lineman of the Year as a team captain in 2010...Began his starting streak in 2007, drawing his initial career nod as a freshman in the first round of the state playoffs, the only year in which his team didn't advance at least to the quarterfinals of the postseason...An honorable-mention all-state selection as a junior in 2009, helped the Trojans to a berth in the 4A state championship game...Had 55 tackles and five sacks as a defensive lineman in 2009 as the 11-3 Trojans rocketed through the playoffs before falling to Heritage at Invesco Field...The anchor of the LHS line, blocked for a 2009 offense that rushed for 3,031 yards with 40 TDs...In his first year as a starter, playing primarily on defense, helped the Trojans to a 10-2 record and an appearance in the 2008 state quarterfinals, picking up first-team all-Northern Conference accolades...Head football coach was Doug Johnson...Also appeared on the rosters of the Trojans' basketball, track and wrestling teams...Threw the shot and discus as an all-conference track athlete, earning sixth at state in 2010...Battled at the state wrestling championship after signing his CSU letter of intent...Had a 3.2 GPA and remarkable speed (4.88 seconds) for a lineman...Max bench press in high school was 345 pounds...Also recruited by San Diego State, Washington, Colorado, Kansas State, Utah, UCLA and Michigan.

Personal: Given name Justin Alexander Reedy Hansen...Born April 28, 1992, in Seattle, Wash. ...Parents are Tom and Kara Hansen...Has two younger brothers...Diagnosed in second grade with Asperger's Syndrome, a hidden disability on the Autism spectrum that affects three in every 10,000 people; has overcome the symptoms, which include physical awkwardness, difficulty in social situations and ability to grasp some things mentally, to make himself a better person and earn a major-college football scholarship...Undeclared on a major at Colorado State...Hometown: Longmont, Colo.


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