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John Hannah

Offensive Guard

John Allen Hannah

Inducted 1999

Date of Birth



Canton, GA


University of Alabama (1970-1972)


Many have praised John Hannah as one of the greatest offensive lineman in the history of the game. His coach at Alabama, Bear Bryant, said, "In over 30 years with the game, he's the finest offensive lineman I've ever been around." Sports Illustrated in 1981 called him the best offensive lineman of all time. He made first-team All-America in 1971 and 1972, a unanimous choice the second time. In 1972, he won the Jacobs Award as the nation's best blocker at his position, offensive guard. He was named Lineman of the Year by the Birmingham Quarterback Club, Atlanta Touchdown Club, and Miami Touchdown Club. Alabama had a 27-8-1 record in his three years and won two conference championships. Hannah was named to Alabama's all-century team and the Southeastern Conference all-50-year team (1933-1982). He played 13 years with the New England Patriots (1973-85) was named on the all-time NFL team and elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame.


Height 6'2

Weight 265

Career Highlights

  • 1972 All-Conference
  • 1972 Conference MVP
  • 1972 Unanimous All-America
  • 1971 All-Conference
  • 1971 First Team All-America
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