James Hanna

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James Hanna
No. 84 Dallas Cowboys
Position: Tight End
Personal information
Date of birth: (1989-07-14) July 14, 1989 (age 26)
Place of birth: Lakewood, Ohio
Height: 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Weight: 260 lb (118 kg)
Career information
High school: Flower Mound (TX)
College: Oklahoma
NFL draft: 2012 / Round: 6 / Pick: 186
Career history
Roster status: Active roster
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of Week 15, 2014
Receptions: 29
Receiving yards: 248
Receiving touchdowns: 0
Player stats at NFL.com
Player stats at PFR

James Hanna (born July 14, 1989) is an American football tight end for the Dallas Cowboys of the National Football League (NFL). He was drafted by the Cowboys in the sixth round (186th overall) of the 2012 NFL Draft. Hanna played college football at the University of Oklahoma.[1]

Draft Stock[edit]

2012 NFL Draft[edit]

Pre-draft measurables
Ht Wt Arm length Hand size 40-yd dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert Broad BP
6 ft 4 in 252 lb 33 1/8 in 9 7/8 in 4.49 s 4.11 s 6.76 s 36 in 10 ft 2 in 24 reps
All values from NFL Combine[2]

His stock in the 2012 NFL Draft was greatly improved by his combine performance.

Professional career[edit]

Dallas Cowboys[edit]

Hanna was selected by the Dallas Cowboys in the sixth round (186th overall) of the 2012 NFL Draft. Although he became a core special teams player and finished fifth on the team with 10 tackles as a rookie, his progress in the offense was slow until the 2014 season, when he found a role as a point-of-attack blocker and helped DeMarco Murray become the NFL leading rusher. He also finished second on the team with 12 special teams tackles.

In 2015, he sprained the medial collateral ligament in his left knee during the first preseason game against the San Diego Chargers, slowing him down in training camp. After playing in the season opener, the injury forced him to miss the second game against the Philadelphia Eagles and to have surgery on September 21. He was declared inactive for the fifth game against the New England Patriots. During the season he was able to play through knee and ankle injuries, while continuing to improve his run blocking and help Darren McFadden rush for 1,000 yards for just the second time in his career.


  1. ^ Associated Press. "Cowboys use 6th-round pick to get TE James Hanna from Oklahoma". The Washington Post. Retrieved 29 April 2012. [dead link]
  2. ^ "James Hanna Combine Profile", NFL.com 

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