Craig Hanneman

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Craig Hanneman
Born: (1949-07-01) July 1, 1949 (age 69)
Salem, Oregon
Career information
Position(s)Defensive end
Defensive tackle
CollegeOregon State
NFL draft1971 / Round: 6 / Pick 138
Career history
As player
1972–1973Pittsburgh Steelers
1974–1975New England Patriots
Honors1970 All-American

Craig Lewis Hanneman (born July 1, 1949 in Salem, Oregon) is a former American football player who played in the National Football League from 1972 to 1975. He played in college for Oregon State University and played for two NFL teams in 52 games over 4 seasons.

Following his NFL career, Hanneman returned to Oregon where he worked as the Government Affairs Manager for Willamette Industries and later as the President of the Oregon Forest Industries Council. Hanneman also served as a Polk County Commissioner.[1]

In 2012, Hanneman climbed Mount Everest. He is believed to be the first former NFL, NBA or major league athlete to reach the summit of the world's tallest mountain.[2]


  1. ^ Walden, Greg. "A Tribute to Craig Hanneman". Congressional Record Volume 154, Number 156 (Sunday, September 28, 2008). Retrieved 2012-06-08.
  2. ^ Eggers, Kerry (2012-06-07). "'Giant Killer' Finds Natural High". The Portland Tribune. Portland, Oregon. Retrieved 2012-06-08.