Detroit Lions Player (1992 – 2012)
Jason Hanson was born in Spokane, Washington and lettered in football, basketball, and soccer at Mead High School and attended Washington State University where he was named a consensus All-American in 1989 and set many NCAA kicking records. Hanson was selected in the second round of the 1992 NFL draft by the Detroit Lions and began a distinguished 21-year NFL career. At the time of his retirement, Hanson held the record for most games (327) and seasons (21). Hanson was a two-time Pro Bowl participant and holds a number of team and NFL records, having scored 2,150 points and 495 field goals in his career. A clutch kicker throughout his career, Hanson has kicked 17 game-winning field goals; eight in regulation and nine in overtime. Jason Hanson was inducted into the Washington State Athletics Hall of Fame in 2001, the Detroit Lions Ring of Honor in 2013 and into the Michigan Sports Hall of Fame in 2014.