Don Hansen

2014 Signing: Connor Humphreys

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The 2013 season saw Arizona State win the Pac-12 South, but with the right to go to the Rose Bowl on the line, the Sun Devils lost to the Stanford Cardinal in the Pac-12 Championship Game. On that beautiful evening in early December, the starting Sun Devils defensive line consisted of senior Will Sutton, senior Davon Coleman, senior Gannon Conway, and junior Carl Bradford from his outside devil linebacker position. After the season, Sutton, Coleman, and Conway are preparing for the NFL with their college eligibility gone, and Bradford declared himself an early entrant into the NFL Draft. Needless to say, the defensive line is rebuilding, and defensive line coach Jackie Shipp needs more play makers. On Signing Day this year, Coach Shipp got a big-time play maker as head coach Todd Graham signed 6’3″, 260 pound, defensive lineman Connor Humphreys out of Oregon.  Humphreys is a player who can possibly immediately contribute as a freshman for the Sun Devils as his highlight videos show the ability to be physical and quick.

Humphreys selected Arizona State over Wisconsin, USC, UCLA, and Oregon State. Humphreys finished as #1 recruit in Oregon by Rivals.com (4 stars overall), #2 recruit in Oregon by Scout.com (3 stars overall), and a 4star, ESPN300 member. Per OregonLive High School Sports, Humphreys finished his senior season with 43 tackles and five sacks while leading his team to a perfect 14-0 record and a State Championship. The list of post-season accolades includes the following:

  • 2013 Oregon Class 6A football Defensive Player of the Year
  • 2013 Oregon Class 6A All-State First Team
  • 2013 First Team All Mt. Hood Conference (Oregon) as both an offensive and defensive lineman
  • U.S. Army All-American Bowl Invitee
  • High School Lombardi Award Winner representing the West Region

 

 

About Don Hansen

Don Hansen

Don is a 2003 graduate of Arizona State University where he spent four years sitting in the front rows of many ASU athletic events leading the rowdy student section. Now, Don co-hosts the "ASU Devils Den" podcast covering every detail of ASU football. Don works and resides in Gilbert, Arizona with his beautiful Sun Devil wife and their two beautiful daughters!

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