20 Matt Hansen
20 Matt Hansen
Height: 6-1
Weight: 230
Year: Senior
Hometown: Providence, R.I.
High School: La Salle Academy
Position: LB

Year G UT AT Total TFL-Yds Sacks Int FF FR PD
2007 11 44 29 73 1.5-4 0 0 0 1 1
2008 12 70 41 111 13.5-43 3 3 4 0 6
2009 10 62 41 103 11.5-35 4 0 1 0 2
2010 11 61 53 114 8.0-30 1.5 1 1 2 1
Career 44 237 164 401 34.5-112 8.5 4 6 3 10

2010: Named to All CAA Second Team... Set the career tackling record with 401 tackles... Recorded his fourth-consecutive 100 tackle season... Led the team with 114 tackles... Ranked third in the league in tackles per game (10.4)... Tallied 10-or-more tackles in five game this season... Recorded eight total tackles (five solo) at Buffalo (9/2)... Had a total of 10 tackles (seven solo) and two tackles for loss at Fordham (9/11)... Tallied 12 tackles (seven solo) against New Hampshire (9/18)...Captured six total tackles against Brown (10/2)... Recorded a career-high 20 tackles against No. 4/5 William and Mary (10/8) and became the first CAA player to record 20 tackles this season and the fifth player in CAA Football history to tally 20 tackles-or-more...Adding to a historic season Hansen takes down 15 tackles against Delaware (10/16)...Hauls in 10 tackles against Maine (10/23)...Tacked on 9 more tackles against Towson (10/30)...Had 9 tackles against Villanova (11/6)...Recorded 9 tackles against Richmond (11/13)...surpassing the school record in career tackles...Recorded six tackles in the win against nationally ranked Massachusetts (11/20)... 2009: Surpassed 100 total tackles for the second-consecutive season as he finished second on the team in tackles with 103... Tied for the team lead in sacks with 4.0... Totaled 11.5 tackles for loss, which ranked second on the team... Posted 10 or more tackles in five games... Opened the year with seven tackles against Fordham (9/5)... Recorded 14 tackles, one tackle for loss and one sack at Massachusetts (9/19)... Tallied 13 tackles, 2.5 tackles for loss, one sack and forced one fumble at Connecticut (9/26)... Recorded nine tackles, 1.5 tackles for loss, one sack and one pass break up at Brown (10/3)... Finished with 12 tackles versus Hofstra (10/17)... Posted a career-high 16 tackles (10 solo), 1.5 tackles for loss and one pass breakup against William and Mary (10/31)... Closed out the season on a high note as he recorded 12 tackles, 2.5 tackles for loss and one sack versus Northeastern (11/21). 2008: Named Second Team All-CAA Football... Earned FCS All-New England honors... Led the team in tackles with 111 and finished second in CAA Football... Started off the season strong with 10 tackles, five of which were solo tackles, and an interception with a 20 yard return against Monmouth (8/30)... Had six solo tackles, two for loss of yards, and a sack against Fordham (9/7)... Led the Ram defense with five solo tackles and 11 total tackles against New Hampshire (9/13)... Recorded 12 tackles, two sacks and a blocked field goal against Hofstra (9/20)... Paced the defensive effort with a team-high 14 tackles (8 solo) and a forced fumble against Towson (10/11)... Recorded 11 tackles against Villanova (10/18)... Recorded 15 tackles, eight solo and three for a loss of yards, against Maine (11/15)... Finished the year with six solo tackles and an interception in URI's win over Northeastern (11/22). 2007: Appeared in all 11 games... Finished second in tackles with 73 (44 solo) - including 1.5 tackles for loss - to go along with one fumble recovery and one pass breakup... Registered a career-high 10 tackles (seven solo) in overtime win over No. 3 UMass (11/3)... Posted 10 tackles (six solo) and one pass breakup in Governor's Cup win at Brown (9/29)... Tallied nine tackles (eight solo) and a fumble recovery at Maine (11/10)... Recorded nine tackles (two solo) against James Madison (10/13)... Eight tackles (seven solo) against Hofstra (9/22)... Made seven tackles (five solo) at Delaware (9/15) and at Richmond (four solo) (10/20)... Earned a varsity letter. High School: Four-year member and three-year letterwinner for head coach Geoff Marcone... Garnered first team all-state honors as a senior captain after rushing 89 times for 1,350 yards and 17 touchdowns as a back and while tallying 83 tackles and four interceptions on defense... 2007 Gatorade Player of the Year... 2007 Gilbane Player of the Year... Carried seven times for 276 yards and five touchdowns against Cranston West as a senior... Helped La Salle Academy to a division championship in 2007 and the state championship game in 2005 and 2006... Also played four years of basketball (two letters) and one year of baseball. Personal: Born September 10, 1989... Son of Michael and Abina Hansen... Has three siblings - Chris (Florida State '06), Dan (Iona '06), and Dave... Enjoys video games, spending time with friends, and playing cards... Cites Randy Moss, Lebron James, Ryan Gomes and Manny Ramirez as his favorite athletes... Undecided major at URI.