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#29 Dion Hanks
Position: Defensive Back
Height: 5'10"
Weight: 190
Year: Senior
Hometown: Miami, Fla.
High School: Edison HS
Dion Hanks Bio
Release: 04/01/2012

♦ MEAC Defensive Player of the Week (vs. South Carolina State, 2012)

One of four defensive backs with starting experience returning the deep defensive backs core • Has tremendous lateral quickness and can swarm to the ball with ease • Has good cover skills and continues to improve • Has a chance to be an all-conference player.

2012 – Junior Season
Steady performer who started 10 games at the cornerback position, and saw playing time in 11 game soverall • Ranked in the top 10 on the squad for total tackles • Finished the season 31 tackles, a tackle for loss, three interceptions and three pass breakups • Collected a career-best seven tackles, all primary stops, against Coastal Carolina in the opening round of the FCS Playoffs • Amassed four primary hits in the 21-16 defeat of Florida A&M in the Florida Blue Florida Classic game in Orlando • Registered three tackles and two pass breakups against North Carolina Central • Grabbed down four tackles, including three solo, in the win over Norfolk State • Recorded two tackles and an interception in the 28-12 Homecoming victory over North Carolina A&T • Tallied four stops, including two primary stops, in a 38-26 win at Hampton • Claimed his only tackle for loss on the year against Tennessee State, finishing the game with two tackles overall • Also claimed two solo hits at BCS opponent Miami (Fla.) • Earned MEAC Defensive Player of the Week honors for his performance in a 27-14 victory at South Carolina State • Hauled in a career-high two interceptions and registered a tackle against the Bulldogs in the MEAC-opener for both teams • Began the season with an assisted stop and a pass breakup in the 38-28 victory over Alabama State in the MEAC/SWAC Challenge game in Orlando.

2011 – Sophomore Season
Started 10 games at cornerback for the Wildcats • Finished 12th on the team in tackles with 21 (12 primary stops) • Grabbed a crucial 12-yard interception in the win on ESPNU at No. 24 Norfolk State • Tied with D.J. Howard for the team lead in pass break-ups (4) on the year.

2010 – Freshman Season
Worked his way into the secondary rotation in his rookie season, playing in eight games • Totaled 19 tackles on the year • Best game of the year was in the biggest game of the regular season, against SCSU • In that game he recorded five tackles, including four solo takedowns and one tackle for loss • Eight pass breakups on the year.

Edison High School
Attended Miami Edison Senior High • Received a three-star ranking from

Son of Dedra and William Kelliam • Born on November 27, 1991 in Miami, Fla.

2010 8-0 12 7 19 2.0 5 0.0 0 0 0 8 1 0
2011 10-9 12 9 21 0.0 0 0.0 0 0 0 4 1 12
2012 11-10 24 7 31 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 3 3 6
CAREER 29-19 48 23 71 3.0 6 0.0 0 0 0 15 5 18
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