John Hannah played entire career with the Patriots from 1973 through the Super Bowl season of 1985 and was dubbed “The Greatest Offensive Lineman of All Time” by Sports Illustrated. A durable player at a physical position, Hannah played in 183 games and missed only five games due to injury. He was one of only two Patriots voted to the NFL’s 75th anniversary team. The nine-time Pro Bowler earned Offensive Lineman of the Year honors for four straight years (1978-81). He anchored the 1978 offensive line that set an NFL record with 3,165 rushing yards – a record which has not been challenged since. In 1991, Hannah was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame and was the initial member of the Patriots Hall of Fame. In 1999, Hannah was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame for his outstanding career at the University of Alabama under coach Bear Bryant.
Seasons with the Patriots (13): 1973-1985
Inducted : 1991
Games Played: 183
NFLPA Offensive Lineman of the Year selections: 4
All-Pro selections: 10
Pro Bowls: 9