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Jason Hanson was born on the 17th June 1970 in Spokane, Washington USA, and is a former professional American Football placekicker, who spent 21 seasons in the National Football League (NFL), playing for the Detroit Lions. During his career, Jason set several records, including for most field goals of 40 or more yards with 189, and most career seasons with one NFL team, among many others. Also, he received several recognitions, including two time Pro-Bowl selection, 1997 and 1999, while in 1992 he was named as PFWA NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year.
Have you ever wondered how rich Jason Hanson is, as of mid- 2017? According to authoritative sources, it has been estimated that Hanson’s net worth is as high as $15 million, earned through his successful career as a professional American Football player, which was active from 1992 until 2012.
Jason Hanson Net Worth $15 Million
Jason went to Mead High School where he started playing football, but also excelled in basketball and soccer as well. During his senior year, Jason received All-Greater Spokane League honors for his great performance as both punter and place kicker, and was also selected into first team All-State by the Washington Sportswriters Association.
After matriculation, Jason enrolled at Washington University in Pullman, where he continued his career in football and set several records, plus receiving several awards and honors for his accomplishments. Before his professional career started, Jason obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in pre-med studies, and had a 3.78 grade point average.
Following his graduation, Jason declared for the 1992 NFL Draft, and was selected by the Detroit Lions as the 56th overall pick. He remained in Detroit his entire career breaking several records, including for most games for one team, and most seasons in one team. In his first season, Jason played in all 16 games and scored 93 points with 80.8% field goal success, which earned him the PFWA NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year. Jason played in every game in his first 13 season, missed one game in 2005 season, and then continued to play in every game until 2010 when he was placed on the injury reserve list due to a right knee injury; that season he missed eight games. He retired on the 4th April 2013 and at the time of his retirement Jason was the oldest player in the league. He finished his career with 495 made field goals, out of 601 attempts, with 82.4%. His longest field goal was 56 yards, and he scored 2,150 points in total.
During his career, Jason earned two Pro-Bowl selections, in 1997 and 1999, while in 1993 and 1999 he was selected into the First-Team All-NFC by PFW.
During his stay in Detroit, Jason signed several contracts that consistently increased his wealth, including the four-year deal worth $7.9 million in 2009, which also included a $2.7 million signing bonus, further increasing Jason’s wealth.
Following his retirement, Jason was inducted into the Ring of Honor at Ford Field in recognition to his dedication to Detroit Lions and success he accomplished with the team.
Regarding his personal life, Jason has been married to Kathleen since 1992; the couple has three children together, including son Ryan who won thee Intramural Championships; Men’s Soccer, Coed Badminton, and Coed Soccer, all in one year.
Jason is a devout Christian.