Donovan Hanna: OL #77, Class of 2017

Donovan Hanna is a 6-foot-4 300-pound offensive lineman for Brigham Young University, recruited as part of the Class of 2017.

BYU summary: In his first season at BYU (roster year 2021), Hanna played in one game and recorded no stats (

  • 2022 (Freshman).
  • 2021 (Redshirt). Played in one game
  • 2017-19 (LDS Mission). Vancouver, British Columbia

High School. Hanna prepped at American Leadership Academy (Queen Creek, Arizona), where he played tight end, outside linebacker, kickoff returner, and punter. As a senior he had 53 receptions for 989 yards (18.7 avg) and 10 touchdowns.  On defense he had 29 tackles (11 solo) with five tackles for loss, and four sacks. He also punted 21 times for 715 yards (MaxPreps). He was named to the All-Arizona team in 2016 and helped his team to a 14-1 record and a 3A state championship.

Hanna also played basketball and averaged 17.6 points and 12.7 rebounds over his junior and senior seasons.  He was named to the All-State first team both years, and joined BYU star Alex Barcello as an Arizona Player of the Year candidate in 2017 after averaging 20.4 points and 12.3 rebounds per game.

Recruitment. Hanna was rated 3-stars by 247Sports (0.7884), who rated him the no. 25 overall prospect from Arizona in the Class of 2017 and the no. 85 tight end nationally. Hanna was recruited by BYU and Colorado. He committed to BYU on June 14, 2016 and signed on February 1, 2017.

Personal. Hanna served a mission for the Church of Jesus-Christ of Latter-Day Saints at Vancouver, British Columbia from 2017-19.

Social Media. Follow and support Hanna on Twitter at @donnyd119 and on Instagram at @donovanhanna7, and on LinkedIn.

Resources: BYU Player Profile, 247 Recruiting Profile, MaxPreps Stats, BYU Insider recruiting profile

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