Peter Hansen (American football)

Peter Hansen
Sport(s) Football
Current position
Title Inside linebackers coach
Team Stanford
Conference Pac-12
Biographical details
Born Palo Alto, California
Alma mater University of Arizona
Playing career
1999–2002 University of Arizona
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
Palo Alto HS (TE/DE)
Stanford (Strength and conditioning)
Stanford (Defensive asst.)
San Francisco 49ers (Defensive asst/OL)
Stanford (IL)
Peter Hansen is an American football coach who is currently the inside linebackers coach for the Stanford Cardinal football team.

Playing career

Hansen attended Palo Alto High School where played football for his father, head coach Earl Watson. Peter quarterbacked the Vikings to their first-ever Central Coast Section in 1995 and scored two touchdowns in a 14-10 win over Saratoga High School in the Division IV finals. Hansen played both football and basketball at the University of Arizona. At Arizona, he blocked seven field goals and point-after attempts during his career and earned second team all-Pac-10 Conference honors in 2000 as a special teams performer.[1] Following his graduation with a degree in economics, he played semi-professional football for the Cannes Iron Mask in Cannes, France in 2003. He played professional basketball for Club Falcon in Copenhagen, Denmark for the 2003–04 season.[1]

Coaching career

Hansen was an assistant coach under his father at Palo Alto High for four seasons (2004–07), working primarily with tight ends and defensive ends. He also served as the team's defensive coordinator during the 2006 and 2007 seasons.[1]

in 2008, Hansen was a strength-and-conditioning intern for the Stanford Cardinal football team. He was promoted to defensive assistant at Stanford in 2009. When Stanford defensive coordinator Vic Fangio moved to the San Francisco 49ers with head coach Jim Harbaugh, Hansen was hired as defensive assistant/quality control coach for the 49ers.[1] Hansen worked with film breakdown, scouting reports and practice preparation.[1]

In January 2014, Hansen returned to Stanford as inside linebackers coach.[2]


Hansen lives in Palo Alto.


  1. ^ a b c d e Keith, Peters (February 4, 2011). "Paly grad Peter Hansen joins staff of San Francisco 49ers". Palo Alto Online. Retrieved 18 September 2011. 
  2. ^ "Hansen rejoins football staff" (Press release). Stanford University Department of Athletics. January 27, 2014. Retrieved January 27, 2014. 
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