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3 - Matthew Hanson
Matthew Hanson
Height: 6-1
Weight: 185
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Lafayette, Colo.
High School: Boulder
Position: DB
Major: Human Development and Regenerative Biology
House Affiliation: Lowell

At Harvard:
2011: Major H recipient ... Selected to the New England Football Writers Association All-New England team ... Unanimous first team All-Ivy League selection ... Academic All-Ivy League selection ... Led the Ivy League with 10 pass breakups ... Named preseason All-Ivy League by Phil Steel's College Football Preview ... Had four tackles and two pass breakups against Princeton.

2010: Named second team All-Ivy League ... Finished with 41 tackles and seven passes defended (one interception) while also returning kicks ... Started all nine games that he appeared in while migging the Lehigh game with an illness ... Had four tackles and two pass breakups in a win at Lafayette ... Had five solo tackles and an interception return for 28 yards in a win over Cornell ... Had nine tackles in a win over Columbia.

2009: Named a preseason All-American by Phil Steele's Football Magazine and tabbed as a first team All-Ivy League honoree ... Collected 31 total tackles and seven pass breakups as teams stayed away from his side of the field ... Recorded seven tackles and two pass breakups in a win over Brown on Sept. 25 ... Had five tackles against both Dartmouth and Columbia.

2008:
Ivy League Rookie of the Year as well as an honorable mention all-league pick ... Ivy League Rookie of the Week after recording his first career interception at Lafayette, returning it 32 yards and finishing the game with two passes defended ... Recorded an interception and three pass breakups against Cornell ... Ivy League Honor Roll after recovering a fumble, breaking up a pass and recording five tackles against Lehigh ... Ivy League Rookie of the Week after intercepting a pass in the end zone, breaking up another pass and recording five tackles in a win at Princeton ... Had an interception return for 28 yards to set up a Harvard score in a win over Columbia.

Background:
At Boulder: Three-time captain in football and track & field ... First-team All-Centennial League at wide receiver and kick returner as a senior ... First-team All-Boulder County at wide receiver ... All-county long jumper and state qualifier ... Service with Spirit program.

Personal:
Aspires to become a doctor.