Back to search

Vic Hanson


Victor Arthur Hanson

Inducted 1973

Date of Birth



Sacramento, CA


Syracuse University (1924-1926)


Called by Grantland Rice, "the best all-around athlete Syracuse ever had," Victor Hanson was a three sport star for the Orangemen. In addition to being an All-America end, Hanson was an All-America in basketball and good enough in baseball to be signed by the New York Yankees. Hanson began his collegiate career in 1924 as the only sophomore on the varsity. A teammate on that 1924 team was future Hall of Fame coach Lynn Waldorf. During three varsity seasons Syracuse posted a 23-5-3 record. Hanson, playing end, called the plays for the offense. He captained the football, basketball and baseball teams. After graduation he played one year in baseball's minor leagues. He returned to Syracuse as an assistant coach in 1928 and 1929. In 1930, at the age of 27, Hanson was named head football coach. In seven seasons he posted a 33-21-5 record. He later became a prominent insurance counselor. Hanson was elected to the Basketball Hall of Fame in 1960 and the College Football Hall of Fame in 1973.


Height 5'10

Weight 174

Career Highlights

  • 1926 Consensus All-America
  • 1925 Second Team All-America
Icon Tickets

Secure your tickets now and be apart of the legacy. Don’t miss the chance to experience greatness firsthand!

Icon Membership

Unlock exclusive access and be part of something legendary. Join our community and enjoy premium benefits today!

Icon Shop

Take a piece of greatness home. Shop our exclusive collection of themed items and preserve the legacy in your own way!