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Dave Hanner

Born: May 20, 1930

Death: Sep 11, 2008

Birthplace: Parkin

Profession: American football player

Nationality: United States

Dave Hanner

Date of Birth : May 20, 1930
Date of Death : Sep 11, 2008
Birth Place : Parkin

Dave "Hawg" Hanner – Joel David Hanner was an American football player, coach and scout who spent his entire 42-year career with the Green Bay Packers. Coming out of Arkansas, Hanner played defensive tackle from 1952 to 1964 and was selected for the Pro Bowl in 1953 and 1954. He started at left defensive end in 1961 and 1962 for the team's first two National Football League championships under Vince Lombardi. During his NFL career, Hanner played in 160 of 164 possible regular season games, missing three of those in his rookie season. Following his playing career, Hanner spent sixteen seasons as an assistant coach for the Packers. From 1965 until 1971, he was the defensive line coach. Once Dan Devine took over as head coach in 1972, he was promoted to the defensive coordinator, a position he served in until 1974. Bart Starr became the team's head coach in 1975 and Hanner remained as the assistant head coach and defensive coordinator. He was released after the 1979 season, but returned as the team's quality control assistant in 1982. He transferred into a scout role until he retired in 1996.


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