Shane Hannah (born October 21, 1971) is a former professional American football offensive guard in the National Football League. He was selected by the Dallas Cowboys in the second round (63rd overall) of the 1995 NFL Draft. He played college football for Michigan State University.
Hannah attended Valley View High School. He accepted a scholarship from Michigan State University where he was a four-years starter at left tackle and received second team All-Big Ten honors as a junior and senior. He also tied the school record for most starts (44) by an offensive lineman.
He was selected in the second round of the 1995 NFL Draft by the Dallas Cowboys. Although he played offensive tackle in college, he was drafted to play offensive guard. As a rookie, he tore the knee ligaments in his right knee two weeks into training camp and was placed on the injured reserve. The next year, he came back out of shape and overweight, which created tension with his coaches, that eventually led to his decision to quit the team during preseason and announce his retirement from pro football.
After spending a year out of football, the Cowboys gave him a second chance in 1997, but was released before the season started.
New York Jets
The New York Jets signed him to their practice squad on September 24, 1997. He was waived on October 20.
In 1998, he signed with the Carolina Panthers, but was released before the season started.