"His preparation was really key week in and week out, just getting ready for each opponent," said McGeary, who added that when Hansen was in the zone he was like a train going downhill with no brakes.
To prepare himself for the next level, Hansen said he really focused throughout the year on what it takes to be a great team leader, which he admits is one of his greatest accomplishments this year.
He also wanted to improve his pocket passing, which he did in a big way. A year ago he averaged 139.4 passing yards per game with 14 total touchdowns and seven interceptions. This year that efficiency went up to 219.0 yards per game with 38 touchdowns and nine interceptions.
"He really commanded the offense, he just rose to the occasions and shined when he needed to, when we needed a first down and we needed a touchdown," said McGeary.
Hansen will have an opportunity to be that guy for the Utes next year as well.
Mr. Football Winners
2010 — Alex Kuresa, Mtn. Crest (BYU)
2009 — Tuni Kanuch, Bingham (BYU)
2008 — Craig Bills, Timpview (BYU)
2007 — Boo Andersen, Alta (Utah)
2006 — Sausan Shakerin, Alta (Utah)
2005 — Riley Nelson, Logan (BYU)
2004 — Jason Zundel, Bear River (UVU baseball)
2003 — Ray Feinga, Hunter (BYU)
2002 — Kyle Brady, Tooele (Utah)
2001 — Daniel Coats, Northridge (BYU)
2000 — Steve Tate, Skyline (Utah)
1999 — Bo Nagahi, Skyline (Utah)
1998 — David Fiefia, Hunter (Utah State)
1997 — Morgan Scalley, Highland (Utah)
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