PHU’S Mark Hansson shines in classic



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Sun. August 30, 2009 | Keith Niebuhr

PALM HARBOR -- During the summer, several college programs told Palm Harbor University senior offensive tackle Mark Hansson they wanted to see video of him in action this fall before deciding whether to offer a scholarship.

Hansson apparently took that to heart.

Palmharborhelmet According to Hurricanes coach Mark Haye, the 6-foot-6, 260-pound senior excelled in Friday night’s 28-14 classic win over Clearwater Central Catholic.

“He had several pancakes,” Haye said. “He’ll be able to put a ton of plays from that game on his highlight (video).”

Hansson currently holds scholarship offers from Colorado State, Florida International, Indiana and New Hampshire. Auburn, Connecticut, USF and Harvard also are showing interest.

“He’s very fundamentally sound,” Haye said. “The way he finishes plays through the whistle is by far above everyone else on the field.”


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