When it comes to the offensive line, Indiana’s depth is a bit on the thin side. The Hoosiers made a move to address that need on Friday when West Texas A&M transfer offensive tackle Parker Hanna announced he will play for IU next fall.
“The marathon continues,” Hanna wrote on his Twitter page. “One last ride with Indiana.”
The Stratford, Texas product has been a four-year starter at the Division II school.
Hanna played in four games in 2021 after he started in all six games in a pandemic shortened 2020 season at left tackle for an offense that produced 429.7 yards of total offense per game. Hanna was also part of an offensive line that helped the Buffs rush for 415 yards and four touchdowns in the season opener against Oklahoma Panhandle State.
In 2019 Hanna earned Second Team All-Lone Star Conference honors after starting in nine games at left tackle. He blocked for an offense that produced 32.5 points and 362.6 yards per game that season.
In 2018 he started in all 11 games at left tackle as a redshirt freshman.
Hanna attended Stratford High School where he also competed in basketball and track.
The 6-foot-6 and 308 pound Hanna recently reported offers from Rice, Louisiana Tech, UNLV, Sam Houston State and Tulsa along with IU. He announced he was in the transfer portal on March 31, the same day he announced an offer from Indiana.
Hanna has one year of eligibility remaining.
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