Edmond Santa Fe QB Justice Hansen could have starred at Shattuck but instead is on bigger stage
FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS - Hansen, who is the son of former Oklahoma baseball player Dusty Hansen, could have been playing eight-man ball in Shattuck, where his uncle Troy Bullard and grandfather Jarel Hansen coached. Instead, he is in the spotlight of Class 6A.
EDMOND — When Justice Hansen was just getting started in football, he planned on growing up to star at Shattuck, just like his father and uncles before him.
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“I did,” Hansen said. “They've got the tomahawk chop and all the tradition there. That's where I wanted to play.”
Hansen's grandfather, Jarel Hansen, was a longtime coach of the Indians and was inducted into the Oklahoma Coaches Association Hall of Fame.
His father, Dusty, was a three-sport All-State athlete at Shattuck and went on to play for Oklahoma's 1994 national championship baseball team.
His uncle, Troy Bullard, coached the Indians to seven state championships at the school.
But Justice Hansen, now a junior, is starring on a bigger stage as Edmond Santa Fe's quarterback.
Friday, Hansen will lead the Wolves in their Class 6A playoff opener against Putnam City North at 7 p.m. at Wantland Stadium on the University of Central Oklahoma campus.
“It's neat; he's kind of a product of Shattuck,” Bullard said. “If he was still here, I don't know if he'd been getting the kind of attention he's getting now, but it's fun to watch wherever he is.”
Hansen (6-foot-3, 200 pounds) already has offers from Arkansas and Missouri. More figure to be coming his way soon.
Most every day when the mail comes, it's a chore for Kara Hansen.
“I open it for him and lay it out for him to look at,” Justice's mom said.
After he's done with it, Kara files the letters away by school.
The Alabama and Florida State folders are the thickest, she said, and LSU and Oregon aren't far behind.
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