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Peter Hansen
Peter Hansen


Palo Alto, Calif.

High School:
Palo Alto

Height / Weight:
6-8 / 241




General: The two-sport athlete from Palo Alto, Calif., is the true definition of a team player ... Twice during his U of A career, Hansen unselfishly volunteered his talents as a valued practice and role player ... Though he has saw action in just seven career basketball games, it's players like Peter that make programs successful ... Hansen was also a standout tight end, kick-blocking specialist and a four-year letterman for the Wildcat football team ... Earned a basketball letter in 1999-2000 after joining the team in midseason due to roster depletions ... Filled a similar role in 2001-02 due to limitations caused by the NCAA's 5/8 scholarship rule ... ... Wore jersey No. 52 in his first time through the program, but was assigned No. 14 to mirror his football number.

2001-02 (Senior): Graduated in December with a degree in Economics ... A valuable practice player who added depth in the frontcourt ... Equaled a career best with three minutes vs. California on 3/2 and went 2-of-2 from the line and added a block ... Missed first FG attempts on 2/9 vs. Washington State ... Saw his first action of the year (and his first since the 2000 NCAA Tournament) with one minute in the win over Pepperdine on 12/28 ... A tight end on the football team who joined the squad at the completion of football season (Nov. 28).

1999-2000 (Sophomore): Added to the roster on Jan. 12, 2000, due to roster depletions ... Saw action in four games, averaging 0.5 points and 0.8 rebounds ... Has a spotless 1.000 career field goal percentage ... Made his college basketball debut on Jan. 26 at Arizona State, logging two minutes of action and grabbing one rebound ... Played a career high three minutes at Washington State on Feb. 12 ... Made his first trip to the line on Feb. 19 vs. UCLA, but missed both attempts ... Scored his first career points in the NCAA Tournament opener vs. Jackson State on March 16 with a put-back after an offensive rebound.

UA Football Career: A four year-letterwinner ... Originally signed with the program as a quarterback ... Saw considerable playing time at tight end during the 2001 season... Also continued his role as a constant distraction for opposing kickers as the "jumper" in the middle of the kick-block teams... Caught a 3-yard touchdown pass in the second spring scrimmage... Played in all 11 games for the Wildcats in 2000 and made his mark on special teams as Arizona's place-kick blocker... Earned second-team All-Pac-10 honors as a special teams player... Hansen has blocked seven career field goals or PAT attempts and has helped alter others with some outstanding vertical leaping ability... Blocked a PAT attempt in the fourth quarter of the USC game and blocked Utah's final field goal try in the season opener last season... Continued to play a vital role on special teams, blocking three kicks in 1999... Played in 12 games for the Wildcats, blocking two field goals and an extra point during the season... Denied field goal attempts at Oregon State and UCLA and knocked down a point-after attempt against Washington... Also blocked a field goal against Stanford, but it was called back following a penalty... With his 6-8 height and leaping ability, he blocked an extra point against Washington in 1998 and later altered a field goal attempt by the Husky kicker later in the game... Not even slated to make the trip to Seattle until the day of departure... Blocked a Nebraska field goal attempt in the first quarter of the Holiday Bowl... Saw duty late in various games at quarterback... Collegiate debut came in his hometown at Stanford, when he mopped up... First pass attempt resulted in a sack and five-yard loss against Iowa... Completed the first pass of his career, for no gain, against Washington State... Played in 10 games... Redshirted in 1997.

High School: Palo Alto High School, 1997... Earned three letters in football and two in basketball...

Personal: Born May 30, 1979, in Palo Alto, Calif. ... Son of Earl and Marilyn Hansen ... Parents graduated from San Jose State and Louisville, respectively ... Academic major is economics... Enjoys playing golf.


Total 3-Point Rebounds Year GP-GS Min/Avg FG-FGA Pct FG-FGA Pct FT-FTA Pct Off-Def Tot Avg PF-FO Ast TO Blk Stl Pts/Avg 1999-00 4-0 8/2.0 1-1 1.000 0-0 .000 0-2 .000 1-2 3 0.8 1-0 0 0 0 0 2/0.5 2001-02 3-0 5/1.7 0-1 .000 0-0 .000 2-2 1.000 0-0 0 0.0 1-0 0 0 1 0 2/0.7 TOTAL 7-0 13/1.9 1-2 .500 0-0 .000 2-4 .500 1-2 3 0.4 2-0 0 0 1 0 4/0.6