Braden Hansen
Offensive Line 76
307 lbs.
Last School
Alta High School
Roster Years
2006 | 2009-2012

Career Summary

Braden Hansen came to BYU as a first-team all-state selection from Alta High School in Utah. As a four-time letterman he started in all 49 games of his offensive lineman career. He helped BYU achieve a total of 14 games with more than 200 rushing yards and a combined record of 36-16. Hansen was a strong contributor to an offensive effort that helped BYU to a No. 1 national ranking in third-down conversion percentage in 2009. He was the recepient of several national and all-independent honors as a Cougar. See the season summary tabs below and the recognition and stats tabs for more details. 


  • Signed free agent deal with the Oakland Raiders in 2013


  • Parents are Lowell and Kathey
  • Brothers Brock and Chase also played football at BYU
  • Served an LDS mission to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Eagle Scout
  • Married to wife Lyndsey
  • Business major

Before BYU

  • Salt Lake Tribune and Deseret News First-Team All-State selection
  • Named a Sports Illustrated Preseason All-American
  • Played defensive and offensive lineman
  • Had 12 sacks as a junior
  • Named first team all-region and honorable mention all-state as a junior
BYU Hall of Fame

Freshman Year 2009

  • Named to the Football Writers Association of America Freshman All-America First Team and Phil Steele All-Freshman First Team
  • Earned College Football News Freshman Team honorable mention
  • Earned letterman honors as a freshman
  • Started all 13 games at left guard
  • Academic All-MWC
  • Played for an offensive unit that led the conference and ranked No. 17 nationally in passing per game (281.46) and No. 21 in total offense (427.15)
  • Part of a unit that averaged only 1.77 sacks per game
  • Vital part of an offensive line that helped BYU lead the nation with a 55.62 third-down conversion percentage on the season.
Sophmore Year 2010

  • Earned letterman honors as a sophomore ...
  • Started all 13 games ...
  • All-MWC honorable mention ...
  • Phil Steele All-MWC Second Team ...
  • College Football News All-Sophomore Team honorable mention ...
  • Led the team in knockdowns ...
  • Helped BYU rank No. 3 in MWC and No. 42 nationally averaging 168.1 rushing yards per game ...
  • Helped BYU rank No. 3 in MWC and No. 34 nationally with 283 first downs ...
  • Helped BYU achieve seven 200-yard rushing games this season, the most for BYU since 2001, including an average of 198.5 yards in eight MWC games ...
  • Helped BYU hold opponents to zero sacks in four games and two or fewer in 11 games
Junior Year 2011

  • Named to Outland Trophy Watch List
  • Earned letterman honors as a junior
  • Started all 13 games
  • Helped BYU rank No. 5 in third-down conversions (51.31 percent)
  • Part of offensive line that blocked for 160.31 rushing yards per game and five games over 200 yards
  • Offensive line No. 9 in tackles for loss allowed per game (4.31) and No. 24 in total sacks allowed (17.0)
  • Part of a offensive line that allowed zero sacks in five games and two or fewer in 10 games
Senior Year 2012

  • Named to the Outland Trophy and Lombardi Award Watch List
  • Earned letterman honors
  • Started and played in 10 games
  • Phil Steele All-Independent First Team and FBS All-Independent Team honorable mention
  • Part of an offensive line that blocked for over 150 rushing yars per game including a 396-yard season best vs. Hawai'i
  • Helped passing game top 300 yards five times during the season
Graduate Year

Redshirt Year 2006

  • Member of the scout team
Medical Redshirt Year 2006

  • Member of the scout team