HB / TB / FB
|born November 10, 1907 in Navesink , New Jersey|
|died on August 5, 1970 in Philadelphia , Pennsylvania|
|Active : 1931 - 1938|
|College : Temple University|
|Space gained by running||2,122 yards|
|Stats at pro-football-reference.com|
|Career highlights and awards|
Thomas Tucker "Swede" Hanson (born November 10, 1907 in Navesink , New Jersey , † August 5, 1970 in Philadelphia , Pennsylvania ) was an American American football player . He played as a running back in the National Football League (NFL), including with the Philadelphia Eagles .
Swede Hanson studied at Temple University , where he also played for their football team. In 1931 he was hired by the Brooklyn Dodgers and moved to local rivals, the Staten Island Stapletons , after a year of play . The Stapletons had to withdraw from the NFL after the 1932 season for financial reasons. Hanson received an offer from the Philadelphia Eagles , who were newly inducted into the NFL in 1933. He played for this team for five years. From 1933 to 1936, Hanson was the Philadelphia team's most successful running back . In 1934 he was the first Eagles player to gain more than 100 yards of space by running play in one game. In the 6:19 defeat of his team against the Green Bay Packers , he gained 116 yards of space. After another playing year with the Pittsburgh Pirates , trained by John McNally , he ended his career in 1938. He then worked as a boat builder in the Philadelphia Navy Yard .
Tom Hanson was voted All-Pro in 1933 and 1934 .
- Ray Didinger / Robert S. Lyons: The Eagles Encyclopedia. Temple University Press, 2005, ISBN 9781592134540
|ALTERNATIVE NAMES||Hanson, Thomas Tucker; Hanson, Swede|
|BRIEF DESCRIPTION||American football player|
|DATE OF BIRTH||November 10, 1907|
|PLACE OF BIRTH||Navesink , New Jersey|
|DATE OF DEATH||5th August 1970|
|Place of death||Philadelphia , Pennsylvania|