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Mitch Hanson

Class: Senior
Position: OL
Height: 6-5
Weight: 300

Previous School: Lord Botetourt HS

Hometown: Blue Ridge, Va.

2013 (Jr.):
• Big South second-team all-conference
• VaSID second-team all-conference
• Capital One Academic All-District selection
• FCS ADA Academic All-Star selection
• Started all 11 contests
• Started 11 games at right tackle one game at left tackle (Monmouth)
• Graded out fourth on the team as the starter at right tackle
• Helped Liberty set a program record with 36 rushing touchdowns
• Liberty ranked second in the Big South in rushing yards per game (184.1)
• Liberty led the Big South and ranked No. 6 in the country in passing efficiency (155.64)
• Liberty also finished the year No. 16 in in the country in scoring offense (37.3 points per game), No. 11 in third-down conversion percentage (35.2), No. 13 in red zone offense (87.3 percent) and No. 21 in time of possession (32:06)

2012 (So.):
• Started all 11 games at right tackle
• Tied for second on Liberty's offensive line in terms of final graded out percentage
• Allowed two sacks on the year, and led the team with nine pressures and 101 knockdowns
• Helped the Flames rush for 1,934 yards and 21 touchdowns
• Aided Aldreakis Allen in becoming the program's ninth 1,000 yard rusher
• Helped Liberty finish the year ranked No. 7 nationally in time of possession
• Liberty tied for 18th in the nation in red-zone conversion percentage

2011 (R-Fr.):
• Appeared in three games as a reserve offensive lineman
• Played in wins against Robert Morris, Kentucky Wesleyan and Charleston Southern
• Recipient of team's Samkon Gado award during spring practice in 2012, given to the most improved offensive player
• Named to Big South Presidential Honor Roll

2010 (Fr.):
• Member of the Big South Presidential Honor Roll
• Redshirted during the season

Prep:
• Graduate of Lord Botetourt High School

Personal:
• Son of  Paul and Renee Hanson
• Birthday is July 28
• Government major