Hall of Fame - Inductee Detail

John Hannah

John Hannah

Details

  • Position: Guard/Tackle
  • School: Alabama
  • High School: Albertville, AL (Albertville HS)Chattanooga, TN (Baylor Prep)
  • Years: 1970-1972
  • Inducted: 1999
  • Place of Birth: Canton, GA
  • Date of Birth: Apr 04, 1951
  • Jersey Number: 73
  • Height: 6-2
  • Weight: 265

Member Biography

Numerous testimonials praised John Hannah as perhaps 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 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'a 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 was elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame.