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Geoff Hangartner
G #63
Height:
6-5
Weight:
305
College:
Texas A&M
Hometown:
New Braunfels, Texas
Experience:
10
Offensive Line
YearTeamGGS
TOTAL 118 85
2013 CAR 8 2
2012 CAR 12 12
2011 CAR 16 16
2010 BUF 12 12
2009 BUF 16 16
2008 CAR 16 8
2007 CAR 16 4
2006 CAR 16 15
2005 CAR 6 0

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Bio

TRANSACTIONS
Signed as a free agent by Carolina (11/5/13)...Released by Carolina (8/1/13)...Signed to contract extenstion by Carolina (3/13/2012)...Signed as a free agent by Carolina (9/5/11)...Released by Buffalo (9/3/11)...Signed as an unrestricted free agent by Buffalo (3/2/09)...Selected in the fifth round (169th overall) of the 2005 NFL Draft by Carolina (4/24/05).

GP/GS
Career (118/85) [4/0]; 2013 (8/2) [1/0]; 2012 (12/12); 2011 (16/16); 2010 (12/12); 2009 (16/16); 2008 (16/8) [0/0]; 2007 (16/4); 2006 (16/15); 2005 (6/0) [3/0].

2013
Signed as a free agent by Carolina (11/5) when offensive lineman Jeff Byers was placed on injured reserve...Played in eight games with two starts...Contributed to offense that ranked fourth in the NFL in third-down efficiency, fifth in time of possession, second in drives lasting five-plus minutes and tied for seventh in drives of 10 plays or more...Started at right guard versus New England (11/18) and versus Tampa Bay (12/1)...POSTSEASON: Played in NFC Divisional Playoff versus San Francisco (1/12).

2012
Started 12 games with eight starts at center and four at right guard for Carolina...Started the first four games at right guard before being inactive with a knee injury versus Seattle (10/7)...Started the next eight games at center following a season-ending injury to Ryan Kalil...Inactive for the last three games with an injured foot...Contributed to offense that produced 5,771 total net yards and 328 first downs, the second-highest totals in team history.

2011
Signed as a free agent by Carolina (9/5) after being released by Buffalo in the final roster cutdown (9/3)...Started 16 games at right guard...One of three offensive linemen to start all 16 games, joining Ryan Kalil and Travelle Wharton...Contributed to offense that ranked seventh in the NFL and set team records with 6,237 net yards and 345 first downs...Part of unit that tied for fifth in the NFL in scoring with 406 points...Helped the Panthers rank third in the NFL in rushing with an average of 150.5 yards per game and exceed 100 yards rushing in a team-record 14 consecutive games...Opened holes for the Panthers to lead the NFL with a team record 5.41 yards per carry and establish a team record with 139 rushing first downs...At Tampa Bay (12/4): Paved way for the Panthers to accumulate 163 rushing yards and a season-high four rushing touchdowns on a season-high 39 attempts...Vs. Atlanta (12/11): Moved to center for one series in the third quarter following a shoulder injury to Ryan Kalil...Vs. Tampa Bay (12/24): Cleared lanes for the Panthers to amass 270 rushing yards, equaling the second-highest total in franchise history, on 31 attempts - an average of 8.7 yards per carry - with three touchdowns.

2010
Started 12 games at center for Buffalo...Inactive for three games and did not play in another because of an injured right knee...Helped the Bills generate more than 100 yards rushing in eight of nine games from Week 2-11...At Baltimore (10/24): Part of offense that amassed 514 total yards and limited the Ravens to one sack...Vs. Detroit (11/14): Cleared paths for running back Fred Jackson to compile a season-high 133 yards rushing...At Minnesota (12/5): Suffered a right knee injury in the first quarter...Forced him to miss the last four games and end a streak of 71 consecutive games played.

2009
Signed as an unrestricted free agent by Buffalo (3/2)...Started 16 games at center...Anchored offensive line that helped the Bills rank ninth in the NFL with an average of 4.2 rushing yards per attempt...At Kansas City (12/3): Opened holes for the Bills to gain 200 yards rushing...Vs. Indianapolis (1/3): Paved the way for Fred Jackson to produce 212 yards rushing, the team's first 200-yard rusher since Thurman Thomas at the New York Jets (9/24/90)...Held the Colts to no sacks.

2008
Played in 16 games with eight starts for Carolina...Made four starts at center, two at left guard and two at right guard...Started at left guard versus Chicago (9/14) and at Minnesota (9/21) in place of an injured Travelle Wharton...Started at center at Tampa Bay (10/12), versus New Orleans (10/19), versus Arizona (10/26) and versus Detroit (11/16) in place of an injured Ryan Kalil...Started at right guard at the New York Giants (12/21) and at New Orleans (12/28) after Keydrick Vincent was placed on injured reserve...Contributed to offensive line that helped the Panthers average 152.3 rushing yards per game and set team records with 2,437 rushing yards, an average of 4.84 rushing yards per attempt, 30 rushing touchdowns and 118 rushing first downs...Opened holes for running backs Jonathan Stewart and DeAngelo Williams to rush for a combined eight 100-yard games in the second half of the season...Vs. Detroit (11/16): Cleared running lanes in a team record-setting rushing performance of 264 yards and an average of 8.3 yards per carry, also a team record, as Williams (120 yards) and Stewart (130 yards) became the first pair of backs in team history to each record 100 yards rushing in the same game...At New Orleans (12/28): Part of offensive effort that produced a season-high 478 yards, including 234 rushing...Left the game in the second quarter with an injured ankle...NFC Divisional Playoff vs. Arizona (1/10): Active but did not play due to ankle injury.

2007
Played in all 16 games with four starts for Carolina...Started the final four games at right guard after appearing primarily on special teams in the first 12 contests...Member of offense that produced 1,824 rushing yards, the second-highest single-season total in team history...Part of offensive line that only allowed 33 sacks while providing protection for four different quarterbacks...At Arizona (10/14): Replaced an injured Mike Wahle at left guard in the fourth quarter and threw a key block on DeAngelo Williams' team-record 75-yard run...At Jacksonville (12/9): Made first career start at right guard in place of Jeremy Bridges, who was inactive because of an abscessed tooth...Vs. Seattle (12/16): Earned second-consecutive start at right guard and contributed to offensive line that did not allow a sack of rookie quarterback Matt Moore versus a Seahawks defense that entered the game with the most sacks in the NFL...Helped Panthers ball carriers accumulate 114 yards and one touchdown on 38 attempts...Vs. Tampa Bay (12/30): Started at right guard and opened holes for the Panthers to generate 180 rushing yards and two touchdowns on 37 attempts.

2006
Played in all 16 games with 15 starts at center for Carolina...Started the final 15 games of the season after Justin Hartwig suffered a season-ending groin injury in the regular season opener versus Atlanta (9/10)...Contributed to offensive line that ranked 10th in the NFL and seventh in the NFC  in sacks per pass play despite using eight different combinations through the first four games...Vs. Cleveland (10/8): Opened running lanes for DeShaun Foster to rush for 119 yards and become the first Panthers player to  rush for more than 100 yards in consecutive games since running back Nick Goings accomplished the feat in four consecutive contests in 2004...At Baltimore (10/15): Provided protection for quarterback Jake Delhomme to pass for a career-high 365 yards...Vs. St. Louis (11/19): Contributed to offense that totaled a team-record 242 yards rushing on 43 attempts, an average of 5.6 yards per carry...Vs. New York Giants (12/10): Helped offense accumulate 463 yards total yards, the second-highest total in team history, exceeded by the 483 yards gained at Washington (10/3/99)...At Atlanta (12/24): Contributed to offense that accumulated 183 rushing yards on 52 rushing attempts, generated 13 rushing first downs and maintained possession for 41:47...52 rushing attempts established team record, bettering previous mark of 45 attempts accomplished twice, most recently at Dallas (12/8/97)...13 rushing first downs equaled team mark previously achieved twice, most recently versus St. Louis (11/19/06)...41:47 time of possession stands as second highest in team history, trailing team record of 41:51 at New Orleans (12/5/04).

2005
Drafted in the fifth round (169th overall) by Carolina...Played in six games...Inactive for the first nine games of the season...Saw action primarily on special teams...Reserve on offensive line that started the same five players in every game for the first time in team history...Did not play versus Tampa Bay (12/11)...POSTSEASON: Played on special teams in all three games...At Chicago (11/20): Received first NFL action when he briefly replaced an injured Jeff Mitchell at center.

COLLEGE
Started 36 consecutive games at center and tackle for Texas A&M...2004 (Sr.): Moved from center to tackle, where he started all 12 contests...First-team All-Big 12 choice...Selected to play in the Hula Bowl...Helped the Aggies average 438.5 yards per game and 6.4 yards per play, the second-highest total in school history...2003 (Jr.): Third-team All-Big 12 selection...Started all 12 games at center...Co-most valuable player of offensive line that cleared the way for Courtney Lewis to rush for 1,024 yards, the school's first 1,000-yard rusher since Dante' Hall in 1998...Helped Texas A&M rank sixth in the conference in rushing with an average of 177.2 yards per game...2002 (So.): Third-team All-Big 12 choice...Started all 12 contests at center...First-year starter had the unenviable task of replacing Seth McKinney, who was one of only five centers in NCAA Division I history to start every game in their college career...Provided protection for quarterbacks Dustin Long and Reggie McNeal to pass for a school single-season record 2,965 yards and 25 touchdowns...2001 (Fr.): Saw limited action as a back-up center and on special teams...2000: Redshirted as a true freshman.

PERSONAL
Attended New Braunfels (Texas) HS...Majored in business administration at Texas A&M.

TRANSACTIONS
Signed as a free agent by Carolina (11/5/13)...Released by Carolina (8/1/13)...Signed to contract extenstion by Carolina (3/13/2012)...Signed as a free agent by Carolina (9/5/11)...Released by Buffalo (9/3/11)...Signed as an unrestricted free agent by Buffalo (3/2/09)...Selected in the fifth round (169th overall) of the 2005 NFL Draft by Carolina (4/24/05).

GP/GS
Career (118/85) [4/0]; 2013 (8/2) [1/0]; 2012 (12/12); 2011 (16/16); 2010 (12/12); 2009 (16/16); 2008 (16/8) [0/0]; 2007 (16/4); 2006 (16/15); 2005 (6/0) [3/0].

2013
Signed as a free agent by Carolina (11/5) when offensive lineman Jeff Byers was placed on injured reserve...Played in eight games with two starts...Contributed to offense that ranked fourth in the NFL in third-down efficiency, fifth in time of possession, second in drives lasting five-plus minutes and tied for seventh in drives of 10 plays or more...Started at right guard versus New England (11/18) and versus Tampa Bay (12/1)...POSTSEASON: Played in NFC Divisional Playoff versus San Francisco (1/12).

2012
Started 12 games with eight starts at center and four at right guard for Carolina...Started the first four games at right guard before being inactive with a knee injury versus Seattle (10/7)...Started the next eight games at center following a season-ending injury to Ryan Kalil...Inactive for the last three games with an injured foot...Contributed to offense that produced 5,771 total net yards and 328 first downs, the second-highest totals in team history.

2011
Signed as a free agent by Carolina (9/5) after being released by Buffalo in the final roster cutdown (9/3)...Started 16 games at right guard...One of three offensive linemen to start all 16 games, joining Ryan Kalil and Travelle Wharton...Contributed to offense that ranked seventh in the NFL and set team records with 6,237 net yards and 345 first downs...Part of unit that tied for fifth in the NFL in scoring with 406 points...Helped the Panthers rank third in the NFL in rushing with an average of 150.5 yards per game and exceed 100 yards rushing in a team-record 14 consecutive games...Opened holes for the Panthers to lead the NFL with a team record 5.41 yards per carry and establish a team record with 139 rushing first downs...At Tampa Bay (12/4): Paved way for the Panthers to accumulate 163 rushing yards and a season-high four rushing touchdowns on a season-high 39 attempts...Vs. Atlanta (12/11): Moved to center for one series in the third quarter following a shoulder injury to Ryan Kalil...Vs. Tampa Bay (12/24): Cleared lanes for the Panthers to amass 270 rushing yards, equaling the second-highest total in franchise history, on 31 attempts - an average of 8.7 yards per carry - with three touchdowns.

2010
Started 12 games at center for Buffalo...Inactive for three games and did not play in another because of an injured right knee...Helped the Bills generate more than 100 yards rushing in eight of nine games from Week 2-11...At Baltimore (10/24): Part of offense that amassed 514 total yards and limited the Ravens to one sack...Vs. Detroit (11/14): Cleared paths for running back Fred Jackson to compile a season-high 133 yards rushing...At Minnesota (12/5): Suffered a right knee injury in the first quarter...Forced him to miss the last four games and end a streak of 71 consecutive games played.

2009
Signed as an unrestricted free agent by Buffalo (3/2)...Started 16 games at center...Anchored offensive line that helped the Bills rank ninth in the NFL with an average of 4.2 rushing yards per attempt...At Kansas City (12/3): Opened holes for the Bills to gain 200 yards rushing...Vs. Indianapolis (1/3): Paved the way for Fred Jackson to produce 212 yards rushing, the team's first 200-yard rusher since Thurman Thomas at the New York Jets (9/24/90)...Held the Colts to no sacks.

2008
Played in 16 games with eight starts for Carolina...Made four starts at center, two at left guard and two at right guard...Started at left guard versus Chicago (9/14) and at Minnesota (9/21) in place of an injured Travelle Wharton...Started at center at Tampa Bay (10/12), versus New Orleans (10/19), versus Arizona (10/26) and versus Detroit (11/16) in place of an injured Ryan Kalil...Started at right guard at the New York Giants (12/21) and at New Orleans (12/28) after Keydrick Vincent was placed on injured reserve...Contributed to offensive line that helped the Panthers average 152.3 rushing yards per game and set team records with 2,437 rushing yards, an average of 4.84 rushing yards per attempt, 30 rushing touchdowns and 118 rushing first downs...Opened holes for running backs Jonathan Stewart and DeAngelo Williams to rush for a combined eight 100-yard games in the second half of the season...Vs. Detroit (11/16): Cleared running lanes in a team record-setting rushing performance of 264 yards and an average of 8.3 yards per carry, also a team record, as Williams (120 yards) and Stewart (130 yards) became the first pair of backs in team history to each record 100 yards rushing in the same game...At New Orleans (12/28): Part of offensive effort that produced a season-high 478 yards, including 234 rushing...Left the game in the second quarter with an injured ankle...NFC Divisional Playoff vs. Arizona (1/10): Active but did not play due to ankle injury.

2007
Played in all 16 games with four starts for Carolina...Started the final four games at right guard after appearing primarily on special teams in the first 12 contests...Member of offense that produced 1,824 rushing yards, the second-highest single-season total in team history...Part of offensive line that only allowed 33 sacks while providing protection for four different quarterbacks...At Arizona (10/14): Replaced an injured Mike Wahle at left guard in the fourth quarter and threw a key block on DeAngelo Williams' team-record 75-yard run...At Jacksonville (12/9): Made first career start at right guard in place of Jeremy Bridges, who was inactive because of an abscessed tooth...Vs. Seattle (12/16): Earned second-consecutive start at right guard and contributed to offensive line that did not allow a sack of rookie quarterback Matt Moore versus a Seahawks defense that entered the game with the most sacks in the NFL...Helped Panthers ball carriers accumulate 114 yards and one touchdown on 38 attempts...Vs. Tampa Bay (12/30): Started at right guard and opened holes for the Panthers to generate 180 rushing yards and two touchdowns on 37 attempts.

2006
Played in all 16 games with 15 starts at center for Carolina...Started the final 15 games of the season after Justin Hartwig suffered a season-ending groin injury in the regular season opener versus Atlanta (9/10)...Contributed to offensive line that ranked 10th in the NFL and seventh in the NFC  in sacks per pass play despite using eight different combinations through the first four games...Vs. Cleveland (10/8): Opened running lanes for DeShaun Foster to rush for 119 yards and become the first Panthers player to  rush for more than 100 yards in consecutive games since running back Nick Goings accomplished the feat in four consecutive contests in 2004...At Baltimore (10/15): Provided protection for quarterback Jake Delhomme to pass for a career-high 365 yards...Vs. St. Louis (11/19): Contributed to offense that totaled a team-record 242 yards rushing on 43 attempts, an average of 5.6 yards per carry...Vs. New York Giants (12/10): Helped offense accumulate 463 yards total yards, the second-highest total in team history, exceeded by the 483 yards gained at Washington (10/3/99)...At Atlanta (12/24): Contributed to offense that accumulated 183 rushing yards on 52 rushing attempts, generated 13 rushing first downs and maintained possession for 41:47...52 rushing attempts established team record, bettering previous mark of 45 attempts accomplished twice, most recently at Dallas (12/8/97)...13 rushing first downs equaled team mark previously achieved twice, most recently versus St. Louis (11/19/06)...41:47 time of possession stands as second highest in team history, trailing team record of 41:51 at New Orleans (12/5/04).

2005
Drafted in the fifth round (169th overall) by Carolina...Played in six games...Inactive for the first nine games of the season...Saw action primarily on special teams...Reserve on offensive line that started the same five players in every game for the first time in team history...Did not play versus Tampa Bay (12/11)...POSTSEASON: Played on special teams in all three games...At Chicago (11/20): Received first NFL action when he briefly replaced an injured Jeff Mitchell at center.

COLLEGE
Started 36 consecutive games at center and tackle for Texas A&M...2004 (Sr.): Moved from center to tackle, where he started all 12 contests...First-team All-Big 12 choice...Selected to play in the Hula Bowl...Helped the Aggies average 438.5 yards per game and 6.4 yards per play, the second-highest total in school history...2003 (Jr.): Third-team All-Big 12 selection...Started all 12 games at center...Co-most valuable player of offensive line that cleared the way for Courtney Lewis to rush for 1,024 yards, the school's first 1,000-yard rusher since Dante' Hall in 1998...Helped Texas A&M rank sixth in the conference in rushing with an average of 177.2 yards per game...2002 (So.): Third-team All-Big 12 choice...Started all 12 contests at center...First-year starter had the unenviable task of replacing Seth McKinney, who was one of only five centers in NCAA Division I history to start every game in their college career...Provided protection for quarterbacks Dustin Long and Reggie McNeal to pass for a school single-season record 2,965 yards and 25 touchdowns...2001 (Fr.): Saw limited action as a back-up center and on special teams...2000: Redshirted as a true freshman.

PERSONAL
Attended New Braunfels (Texas) HS...Majored in business administration at Texas A&M.

 

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