Victor A. Hanson Player
Inducted in 2006
Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame Inductee 1960
Vic Hanson is the only player in history ever named to both the College Football Hall of Fame and the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame. Hanson earned nine varsity letters and led the Syracuse University Orangemen to a three-year record of 48-7. His 1925-26 team went 19-1 and was named national basketball champions. Hanson was named the Helms Athletic Foundation's "Player of the Year" in 1927. In 1930, at age 27, he became head football coach at Syracuse. In 1952, Hanson was named to sportswriter Grantland Rice's All-Time All-American team, along with George Mikan, Bob Kurland, Hank Luisetti and John Wooden.
Where They Were
Syracuse University 1923-1927