Jason Hanson biography

Jason Hanson is an American former professional football player who was a kicker who spent his entire 21-year career with the Detroit Lions of the National Football League.

Jason Hanson
Jason Hanson
  • Source of Wealth: Sports, Football, NFL
  • Age (As of 2024): 53 Years of 2024
  • Height: 6′ 0″ (1.83 m)
  • Weight: 190 lbs (86 kg)
  • Marital Status: Married (Kathleen Hanson)
  • Full Name: Jason Winston Hanson
  • Nationality: American
  • Date of Birth: June 17, 1970
  • Occupation: Retired Professional Football Player (NFL)
  • Education: Washington State University
  • Children: 3 (Ryan, Jessica, Luke)


Jason Hanson is a retired football placekicker who has an estimated net worth of $15 million. He was born in Spokane, Washington, and graduated from Mead High School in 1988, where he received varsity letters in football, basketball, and soccer. He then attended Washington State University in Pullman, where he as a freshman walk-on and made an impact. He played alongside quarterback Drew Bledsoe, who joined the team in 1990.

Hanson was drafted by the Detroit Lions during the second round of the 1992 NFL Draft as the 56th overall pick. He has served as the captain of the team since 2007. Throughout his entire football career, he only played with the Lions until he retired in 2013. Prior to this, he was the oldest active player in the NFL, the last player to have played for the same team he played for prior to the advent of free agency, and the last active player to play at Milwaukee County Stadium. In the fall of the same year, he was inducted into the Ring of Honorat Ford Field for his success and dedication to Detroit Lions football.

Jason Hanson holds the NFL record for the most seasons played with one team, as well as multiple kicking and scoring records. He has played 327 games with the same team, which broke the record of 296 games held by Bruce Matthews in Week 2 of the 2011 season vs. the Kansas City Chiefs.