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October 19, 1991
A USC article last week mentioned Jason Hanson, the excellent kicker at Washington State. It said the field goal record was 67 yards, held by Russell Erxleben, Steve Little and Joe Williams. However, in 1977, Ove Johannson of Abilene Christian kicked a 69-yarder. I read it in the L.A. Times. ERNEST AVILA Downey Editor's note: Johannson kicked a 69-yard field against East Texas State on Oct. 16, 1976. However, Abilene Christian was not an NCAA member school at the time and the kick is not recognized as a record by the NCAA.
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September 30, 2011 | Sam Farmer
As the kicker for the Detroit Lions for two decades, Jason Hanson has pretty much earned his master's degree in longevity, perseverance and loyalty. And his PhD in losing. "I'm an expert at it: Losing is no fun," Hanson said in a phone interview this week. "It's not good. It's just really hard in sports to continually lose and still try to prepare at the highest level at whatever you do. " Thankfully for Hanson, he's speaking only from memory. This season's Lions are 3-0, tied atop the NFC North with Green Bay heading into Sunday's game at Dallas.
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September 29, 1991 | From Associated Press
Drew Bledsoe scored two touchdowns and threw for another and Jason Hanson kicked a 62-yard field goal Saturday night as Washington State rolled over Nevada Las Vegas, 40-13. The Cougars won for the first time after opening the season with three consecutive losses. UNLV is 2-2. Hanson's field goal was the longest in NCAA history without a kicking tee.
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August 16, 2009 | Associated Press
Matthew Stafford threw a touchdown, an interception and had some passes dropped in his debut with the Detroit Lions. Jason Hanson's 47-yard field goal as time expired lifted Detroit to a 27-26 win over the Atlanta Falcons in the exhibition opener for both teams at Detroit. Stafford, the No. 1 pick of the NFL's first 0-16 team, completed half of his 14 passes for 114 yards, with a 25-yard touchdown to fellow rookie Derrick Williams and an interception that Tony Gilbert returned for a score.
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December 10, 2007 | From the Associated Press
DETROIT -- Jason Witten got a chance to make up for his big mistake. The Dallas tight end caught a 16-yard, go-ahead touchdown pass with 18 seconds left, lifting the Cowboys to a 28-27 victory over the Detroit Lions. Dallas (12-1) clinched the NFC East and moved closer to earning home-field advantage in the conference playoffs.
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October 10, 1991 | JERRY CROWE
USC will get one last look Saturday in Pullman, Wash., at Washington State senior Jason Hanson, who has been described by his coach as the greatest kicker in college football history. "He's breaking everybody's records, and he's doing it when the NCAA is making rules to make it very difficult for a kicker," Cougar Coach Mike Price said. "They took the tee away, and he's still kicking the ball far. They narrowed the goal posts, yet he's still making 50-yarders.
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October 2, 2000
"I don't know if I even broke a sweat out there in the first half." LOMAS BROWN New York Giant offensive tackle in reference to his team holding the ball only 16 plays and 5:33 of the initial 30 minutes in a 28-14 loss to Tennessee *** "That guy under center can take a team with wounded receivers and win the football game. We've got some fighters on this team, I'll tell you that."
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August 16, 2009 | Associated Press
Matthew Stafford threw a touchdown, an interception and had some passes dropped in his debut with the Detroit Lions. Jason Hanson's 47-yard field goal as time expired lifted Detroit to a 27-26 win over the Atlanta Falcons in the exhibition opener for both teams at Detroit. Stafford, the No. 1 pick of the NFL's first 0-16 team, completed half of his 14 passes for 114 yards, with a 25-yard touchdown to fellow rookie Derrick Williams and an interception that Tony Gilbert returned for a score.
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November 2, 1991 | MAL FLORENCE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
After staying at home and watching other teams play in bowl games the past two years, UCLA is on the verge of joining the postseason party again. The Bruins, 5-2 overall and 3-1 in the Pacific 10 Conference, are two-touchdown favorites to beat Washington State today at the Rose Bowl, so they should keep bowling along, right? Not necessarily. UCLA Coach Terry Donahue remembers only too well what happened in 1988, the last time his team played Washington State in Pasadena.
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September 30, 2011 | Sam Farmer
As the kicker for the Detroit Lions for two decades, Jason Hanson has pretty much earned his master's degree in longevity, perseverance and loyalty. And his PhD in losing. "I'm an expert at it: Losing is no fun," Hanson said in a phone interview this week. "It's not good. It's just really hard in sports to continually lose and still try to prepare at the highest level at whatever you do. " Thankfully for Hanson, he's speaking only from memory. This season's Lions are 3-0, tied atop the NFC North with Green Bay heading into Sunday's game at Dallas.
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December 10, 2007 | From the Associated Press
DETROIT -- Jason Witten got a chance to make up for his big mistake. The Dallas tight end caught a 16-yard, go-ahead touchdown pass with 18 seconds left, lifting the Cowboys to a 28-27 victory over the Detroit Lions. Dallas (12-1) clinched the NFC East and moved closer to earning home-field advantage in the conference playoffs.
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October 2, 2000
"I don't know if I even broke a sweat out there in the first half." LOMAS BROWN New York Giant offensive tackle in reference to his team holding the ball only 16 plays and 5:33 of the initial 30 minutes in a 28-14 loss to Tennessee *** "That guy under center can take a team with wounded receivers and win the football game. We've got some fighters on this team, I'll tell you that."
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November 2, 1991 | MAL FLORENCE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
After staying at home and watching other teams play in bowl games the past two years, UCLA is on the verge of joining the postseason party again. The Bruins, 5-2 overall and 3-1 in the Pacific 10 Conference, are two-touchdown favorites to beat Washington State today at the Rose Bowl, so they should keep bowling along, right? Not necessarily. UCLA Coach Terry Donahue remembers only too well what happened in 1988, the last time his team played Washington State in Pasadena.
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October 19, 1991
A USC article last week mentioned Jason Hanson, the excellent kicker at Washington State. It said the field goal record was 67 yards, held by Russell Erxleben, Steve Little and Joe Williams. However, in 1977, Ove Johannson of Abilene Christian kicked a 69-yarder. I read it in the L.A. Times. ERNEST AVILA Downey Editor's note: Johannson kicked a 69-yard field against East Texas State on Oct. 16, 1976. However, Abilene Christian was not an NCAA member school at the time and the kick is not recognized as a record by the NCAA.
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October 10, 1991 | JERRY CROWE
USC will get one last look Saturday in Pullman, Wash., at Washington State senior Jason Hanson, who has been described by his coach as the greatest kicker in college football history. "He's breaking everybody's records, and he's doing it when the NCAA is making rules to make it very difficult for a kicker," Cougar Coach Mike Price said. "They took the tee away, and he's still kicking the ball far. They narrowed the goal posts, yet he's still making 50-yarders.
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September 29, 1991 | From Associated Press
Drew Bledsoe scored two touchdowns and threw for another and Jason Hanson kicked a 62-yard field goal Saturday night as Washington State rolled over Nevada Las Vegas, 40-13. The Cougars won for the first time after opening the season with three consecutive losses. UNLV is 2-2. Hanson's field goal was the longest in NCAA history without a kicking tee.
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April 29, 1992 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Veteran kicker Eddie Murray asked for his release from the Detroit Lions when he learned from management that Washington State's Jason Hanson, selected during the second round of the NFL draft, would replace him.
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November 23, 2009
Key: Rookie quarterback Matthew Stafford, who had an injured shoulder, threw his fifth touchdown pass from one yard to Brandon Pettigrew, and Jason Hanson's extra point with no time on the clock gave Detroit a thrilling win. Lions said: "He just said, 'I'm ready.' He could walk." -- Jim Schwartz, coach, on Stafford's playing despite an injury Browns said: "We had plenty of opportunities, and at the end we just couldn't close it out." -- Eric Mangini, coach
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