Hard-working Dave Hanner played in league and championship seasons as a defensive tackle for the Packers between 1952 and ‘64. While he went by his middle name, Dave, teammates nicknamed the former University of Arkansas Razorback “Hawg.”
The 6’2”, 260-pound Hanner made 10 solo tackles and recovered a key fumble against the Baltimore Colts in 1954. In Vince Lombardi’s first game as Packer coach in 1959, Hanner scored the decisive points with a safety in the 9-7 win.
Hanner was a Packer assistant coach over 16 more seasons. Later, he became a long-time Packer scout.
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