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One of the all-time greats of NCAA Division II football who helped lead NDSU to a pair of national championships...Inducted into the Division II Football Hall of Fame in December 2004...Recipient of 2001 NDSU Horizon Award...Member of the North Dakota’s Sports Hall of Fame...Color commentator for NDSU football with WDAY-Radio and host of The Craig Bohl Football Show on WDAY-TV...Anchor of a solid defensive unit at North Dakota State for three seasons and was a two-time first-team All-American pick...Played on NDSU teams that compiled a 42-7-1 record including 14-0 seasons in 1988 and 1990...The Bison also won North Central Conference titles during those undefeated seasons...Tied a school record for career quarterback sacks with 41 in regular season play and set a school mark with 32 career pass break-ups...Started on NCAA Division II national championship teams in 1988 and 1990 and was twice named All-North Central Conference and Most Valuable Player in the league...Played in three All-Star games following his college career including the East-West Shrine, the Blue-Gray, and the All-American Classic...Top vote-getter on the defensive line on the NCAA Division II "Team of the Quarter Century"...Named Small College Defensive Lineman of the Year by the NFL Draft Report...A second round draft pick by the Buffalo Bills, Hansen was a starter for the Bills beginning early in his rookie season...Played on three Super Bowl teams with the Bills, was a member of the NFL All-Rookie team in 1991, and was first or second in sacks with the Bills for several seasons...Played in 14 postseason games overall, including 11 starts...His 11-year NFL career included playing in 156 games with 149 starts...Made 870 total tackles with 597 solo and 273 assists...Had 61.5 sacks for 343 yards in losses, 10 caused fumbles, one interception and 135 quarterback pressures...His 61.5 sacks ranked second in Bills history behind Bruce Smith (171.0) and was tied for 55th on the NFL’s all-time sack list...Retired after the 2001 NFL season, playing his entire career with Buffalo...One of just 17 players in team history to play in 11 or more seasons...Two-time all-conference selection at Oakes (N.D.) High School, playing DL, LB, OL and RB...Grew up on his family’s 4,000-acre farm in Oakes...Phil and his wife, Dianna, have three children and live in Detroit Lakes, Minn...He runs a football camp for high school offensive and defensive lineman, officiates high school and college football and basketball, and operates a small business.