12 - Reese Hannon
Reese Hannon
Height: 6-1
Weight: 202
Year: Jr.
Hometown: Greer, S.C.
High School: Greer
Position: QB

2012 — Began the season as the squad’s backup but quickly moved into the lineup after starting quarterback Dakota Derrick sustained a shoulder injury in the second quarter of Furman second game against Coastal Carolina...went on to earn starts in the Paladins’ final nine games and pass for a Furman freshman record 1,896 yards and seven touchdowns...selected by coaches to the SoCon All-Freshman Team...completed 22-of-35 passes for 255 yards and four touchdowns in the second half/three overtimes against Coastal Carolina 47-45 loss) in his first collegiate game...performance against CCU netted him SoCon Freshman of the Week honors...made the first start of his career and completed 19-of-29 passes for 235 yards and a score the next week against Clemson...threw for 230 yards, including a season long 70-yard scoring strike (to Will King) against Western Carolina (45-24 win)...named to the SoCon Academic Honor Roll.

High School: 2012 graduate of Greer (3A) High School...football coach was Will Young, husband of Furman volleyball coach Michelle Young...paced Greer to a 9-2 record and Region 3 Championship in 2011, passing for 2,200 yards and 18 touchdowns...also rushed for 500 yards and six scores...earned all-region, Greenville Touchdown Club All-County, and High School Sports Report (HSSR) All-State honors as a senior...finalist for South Carolina Mr. Football...served as a team captain in the South Carolina North-South All-Star Game, teaming with Abbeville cornerback Reggie Thomas and Christ Church Episcopal School kicker/punter Hunter Townes — both Paladin signees — in leading the North to a 42-3 rout of the South in the annual classic, passing for two touchdowns...Scout.com two-star recruit...also played baseball.

Personal:  Full name is Reese Gentry Hannon...born October 4, 1993, in Greenville, South Carolina...son of Benny and Linda Hannon...has a brother, Luke...father played football at Newberry...cousin, Justin Hill, was a quarterback and three-year starter for Furman (1997-00) who led the Paladins to SoCon championships in 1999 & ‘00...undeclared major.