77 - Rocky Hanni
Rocky Hanni
Height: 6-5
Weight: 290
Year: Senior
Hometown: Sumner, Wash.
High School: Sumner HS '03
Position: OL
Experience: 3L*
2007: Listed as a starter at left guard on preseason depth chart. He enters the 2007 season with 33 career starts. 2006: Earned second team All-Big Sky Conference honors. Started 10 games, including seven at left tackle, two at left guard and one at right guard. 2005: Earned honorable mention All-Big Sky Conference honors. Started all 12 games, including 11 at left guard and one at left tackle. He was originally going to start at left tackle and take over the position held for 35-straight starts by eventual All-American and NFL second-round draft choice Michael Roos. But he was moved back to guard before the season began and didn't start at tackle until EWU played a non-league game against UC-Davis (11/19/05). For the second-straight year, the offensive line helped Eastern rank fourth in FCS in total offense with an average of 477.8 yards. The Eagles were second in passing (341.8) and 14th in scoring (35.0). Eastern set 20 offensive school records, including the school's season passing yards (4,102) record originally broken in 2004. 2004: Earned third team NCAA Championship Subdivision All-America honors by the Sports Network as he was the only freshman among 39 players honored on the first, second and third teams. He was also selected to the Football Gazette All-West Region second team. Hanni was the Big Sky Conference Co-Newcomer of the Year -- the first offensive lineman to be honored in the 27-year history of the award -- after earning first team All-Big Sky honors. He started 11 of 13 games at left guard alongside Roos. He made the first start of his career in Eastern's season opener at Nicholls State (9/2/04) and later missed two games due to a concussion. The offensive line helped Eastern average 475.5 yards of offense per game to rank fourth in FCS, while its average of 37.5 points per game was sixth. Eastern set 20 offensive school records, including points scored (488) and passing yards (3,784). 2003: Redshirted. HS: Graduated from Sumner HS in 2003. Washington Prep Football Report selected him as a second team 4A All-State selection as an offensive lineman. Selected by the Seattle Times as a "White Chip" selection as one of the top 100 recruits in the state of Washington. Earned first team All-South Puget Sound League North Division honors as an offensive lineman. Helped lead Sumner to a 4-4 record. Before he became a lineman, he was a tight end as a junior and a quarterback as a freshman and sophomore. He also lettered in basketball at Sumner. His EWU teammates Robert Pearson ('05) and Chris Thomas ('05) also attended Sumner HS. Personal: Born 7/9/84 in Puyallup, Wash. Last name is pronounced "haw-knee." Criminal justice major.
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