12 Reese Hannon
12 Reese Hannon
Height: 6-2
Weight: 212
Year: R-Sr.
Hometown: Greer, S.C.
High School: Greer
Position: QB

2016 — Selected by teammates as team captain for a fourth consecutive season -- believed to be a first in college football history.

2015 — Selected by teammates to serve as team captain for third straight season — the first three-time captain in Furman football history, which dates drom 1889...returned from season ending injury in opening game of 2014 campaign to serve as starting quarterback in first seven games and in eight of 11 contests...in all saw action in nine games, missing the Samford and Wofford games — the latter due to a concussion sustained the week before versus Mercer...passed for 1,409 yards and six touchdowns and ran for one score...completed his return from injury by connecting on 27-of-41 passes for a Furman single game record 365 yards and two touchdowns in season opening, 38-35 loss to FCS fifth-ranked Coastal Carolina...finished the game with 400 yards in total offense — another school record...scoring strikes versus CCU covered 33 and 9 yards...passes for 188 yards (15x29) and a touchdown in 16-15 victory over UCF for Furman’s first win over an FBS foe since 1999 (North Carolina)...connected with Andrej Suttles on 61-yard scoring strike in second half versus UCF...passes for 197 yards (22x40) and ran for a touchdown versus VMI (24-21 win)...tossed second half touchowns of 22 and 26 yards versus Mercer, helping Furman rally from a 20-0 halftime deficit...suffered a concussion in the closing minutes of the Mercer game and was replaced by P.J. Blazejowski...injury sidelined him for season finale at Wofford....heads into the 2016 season ranked fourth on Furman’s career passing yards chart (5,274 yards)...named to the SoCon Academic Honor Roll.

2014 — Elected by teammates to serve as team captain for second consecutive year...preseason All-SoCon second team selection in balloting by head coaches...passed for 221 yards (21x30) and a touchdown before sustaining a season ending injury (fractured ankle) in the third quarter of Furman’s 13-3, season-opening win over Gardner-Webb...was replaced in the lineup by Dillon Woodruff and eventually by P.J. Blazejowski...season long rehabilitation process allowed his return for spring practice...completed 15-of-21 passes for 155 yards and a touchdown in spring game...awarded a medical redshirt and extra year of eligibility...named to the SoCon Academic Honor Roll.

2013 — Served as a team co-captain — a rare honor for a sophomore...fashioned an excellent season after overcoming early season injuries that forced him to miss three games...return to health was a major factor in Furman’s run to an 8-6 record, SoCon championship, and NCAA FCS playoff appearance...team finished ranked 21st in final FCS Coaches Poll...displayed excellent game management skills, helping Furman go from worst to first in the SoCon and rank ninth in FCS in turnover margin (+0.9)...completed 153 of 254 passes for 1,748 yards and seven touchdowns...saw action in 11 games and earned starts in 10 contests...sat out the Paladins’ season opener at Garnder-Webb due to a strained oblique sustained in the preseason...saw his first action of the season the following week at Coastal Carolina, throwing for 191 yards and two touchdowns or 23 and 14 yards...two games later against The Citadel (24-17 win) was forced to exit the game in the second half due to knee injury, which sidelined him for the next two games against Presbyterian (21-20 win) and Elon...returned to action versus Appalachian State (27-10 win) to complete 13 of 19 passes for 164 yards and a score in the first of six consecutive wins over FCS foes...passed for 150 yards (12x18) and a 54-yard touchdown strike to Ryan Culbreath against Georgia Southern (16-14 win)...completed 10-of-14 attempts for 159 yards and score, which covered 85 yards to Andrej Suttles against Samford (35-17 win)...wrapped up the regular season with a career best 326-yard passing performance (23x37, 1 INT) in SoCon championship clinching, 27-14 win over Wofford...ran for a touchdown and connected with Ryan Culbreath on a 50-yard touchdown pass against South Carolina State (30-20 win) in FCS first round playoff action...recipient of Furman’s Spear Sedgely Award For Team Leadership following the season...named to the SoCon Academic Honor Roll.

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 and current Paladin teammate Reggie Thomas 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...double major in communication studies and religion.