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Phil Hansen (American football)

Phil Hansen
Date of birth: (1968-05-20) May 20, 1968
Place of birth: Oakes, North Dakota
Career information
Position(s): Defensive end
College: North Dakota State
NFL Draft: 1991 / Round: 2 / Pick 54
As player:
1991-2001 Buffalo Bills
Career stats
Playing stats at

Phillip Allen Hansen (born May 20, 1968) is a former American football defensive end in the National Football League for the Buffalo Bills, drafted in the second round, making the 1991 all-rookie team, and playing on three Super Bowl teams. He played college football at North Dakota State University, setting records with 41 regular-season sacks and 32 pass breakups, and started on Division II national championship teams in 1988 and 1990. He accumulated 61.5 sacks for the Bills and was inducted onto the Buffalo Bills Wall of Fame on September 18, 2011.

In 2012, Hansen ran as a Republican for election to the Minnesota Senate in the newly created district 4. The district also includes Detroit Lakes, where he lives.[1] He lost a close race to former state representative Kent Eken.[2]


  1. ^ "Former Bills player Phil Hansen says he’s running for Minn. Senate seat as Republican". Washington Post. March 15, 2012. Retrieved March 16, 2012. 
  2. ^ Gerdes, Vicki (November 7, 2012). "Eken wins close Senate race". Detroit Lakes Tribune. 

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