Gunnar Hansen - Football - Vanderbilt University Athletics

#55 Gunnar Hansen Season 2023-24


Class Junior
Height 6'5"
Weight 321
Hometown Boca Raton, Fla.
High School St. Thomas Aquinas

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As a Junior (2023)
• Started all 12 games, playing 779 snaps primarily at left tackle
• Earned a Pro Football Focus pass block grade of 83.3 in the win over Hawai’i

As a Sophomore (2022)
• Named to SEC Fall Academic Honor Roll
• Played and started in 11 games, totaling 640 snaps
• Moved from left tackle (363 snaps) to left guard (277 snaps) for the final four games
• Posted a Pro Football Focus pass block grade of at least 74 in each of the last four games
• Earned a pass block grade of 85.9 in the Elon game
• Allowed just two sacks on the season and was flagged for just three penalties

As a Freshman (2021)
• Did not see game action

The Hansen File
• Lettered senior year at St. Thomas Aquinas under coach Roger Harriott
• As a junior, lettered for Nicholas Martinez at American Heritage School
• Consensus three-star prospect by, and
In 2019, earned South Florida Sun Sentinel Palm Beach 5A, 1A first team offense and Palm Beach Post Small Schools (1A-4A) first team offense honors
• 2019 second team all-state pick
• Two-time Sun Sentinel first-team all-county selection
• Transferred to powerhouse St. Thomas Aquinas, which captured the 2019 Florida High School Athletic Association (FHSAA) Class 7A state title
• One of three FBS commits along the starting offensive line at St. Thomas Aquinas
• Helped the Raiders to an 8-1 mark in 2020 and FHSAA Class 7A state championship
• After a 37-14 victory against Bloomingdale in the semifinals, St. Thomas Aquinas claimed the state title with a 31-21 triumph over Edgewater
• Part of a St. Thomas Aquinas program that captured the school’s 12th state championship, the most of any Florida high school
• As a junior blocking for three different American Heritage School quarterbacks, tallied 27 pancake blocks and allowed just three sacks
• Joins Tyson Russell and Quincy Skinner Jr. as Raiders to sign with the Commodores
• Son of Jill and Todd Hansen
• Has one older sister, Aliza
• Majoring in human and organizational development