Vic Hanson

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Vic Hanson
Sport(s) Football, basketball, baseball
Biographical details
Born (1903-07-30)July 30, 1903
Sacramento, California
Died April 10, 1982(1982-04-10) (aged 78)
Minoa, New York
Playing career
1924–1926 Syracuse
1924–1927 Syracuse
Position(s) End (football)
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1928–1929 Syracuse (assistant)
1930–1936 Syracuse
Head coaching record
Overall 33–21–5
Accomplishments and honors
All-American, 1925
All-American, 1926

All-American, 1925
All-American, 1926
All-American, 1927
Helms Foundation Player of the Year (1927)
College Football Hall of Fame
Inducted in 1973 (profile)
Basketball Hall of Fame
Inducted in 1960 (profile)
College Basketball Hall of Fame
Inducted in 2006

Victor A. Hanson (July 30, 1903 – April 10, 1982) was an American football player and coach, basketball player, and baseball player. A three-sport college athlete, he played football, basketball, and baseball at Syracuse University in the 1920s, serving as team captain in all three sports. The Watertown, New York native was named a Basketball All-American three times—in 1925, 1926, and 1927—by the Helms Athletic Foundation and was a consensus selection to the 1926 College Football All-America Team. Following his college career he played briefly with the Cleveland Rosenblums in the American Basketball League and then formed a basketball team, the Syracuse All-Americans. He was also signed by the New York Yankees of Major League Baseball upon graduation from Syracuse in 1927 and played one year in their farm system.[1] Hanson served as the head football coach at his alma mater from 1930 to 1936, compiling a record of 33–21–5. He is only player inducted into both the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame and the College Football Hall of Fame.

Head coaching record[edit]

Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs
Syracuse Orangemen (Independent) (1930–1936)
1930 Syracuse 5–2–2
1931 Syracuse 7–1–1
1932 Syracuse 4–4–1
1933 Syracuse 4–4
1934 Syracuse 6–2
1935 Syracuse 6–1–1
1936 Syracuse 1–7
Syracuse: 33–21–5
Total: 33–21–5


  1. ^ "Vic Hanson". Syracuse University. 2013. Retrieved November 23, 2013. 

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