Career: Member of team for five seasons ... Started 34 career games ... Provided the 'Cats with a consistent force in the middle of the NU defense during his career ... Played with great effort ... One of team's most consistent performers ... Four-time Academic All-Big Ten recipient.
2009: Graduate student ... Recipient of team's Marcel Price Award (given to the player who best exhibits the enthusiasm and dedication to the Wildcat program and is symbolic of Marcel's desire) ... Missed first two games of 2009 with a foot injury (from the previous spring) ... One stop vs. Wisconsin and at Illinois ... Two tackles against both Iowa and Penn State ... Posted five stops and 1.5 TFL's at Michigan State ... Started for the first time this season vs. Miami and notched two tackles ... Recorded his first sack of the season at Purdue ... Two stops and 0.5 TFL's vs. Minnesota ... One tackle at Syracuse ... Academic All-Big Ten.
2008: Started five times in 2008, including the Alamo Bowl vs. Missouri ... Tallied three tackles vs. Illinois including 1.0 TFL's and 0.5 sacks ... One stop at Michigan ... Broke up one pass against Purdue ... One tackle vs. MSU ... Credited with one tackle against Southern Illinois ... Registered two tackles vs. Syracuse ... Academic All-Big Ten ... 2010 Big Ten Distinguished Scholar recipient.
2007: ESPN The Magazine first-team Academic All-District V selection ... Academic All-Big Ten ... Starting defensive tackle ... Named team's defensive player of the game for his performance against Nevada: career-high six tackles (three solos), a TFL and a QB hurry ... Two tackles, including a 0.5 TFL, versus Northeastern ... Three tackles, including a 3-yard TFL, and a QB hurry vs. Duke ... Recorded three tackles at Ohio State and vs. Michigan ... Three tackles and a pass deflection vs. Minnesota ... Two solo tackles vs. Eastern Michigan ... Two tackles and a pass deflection at Purdue ... Four tackles vs. Iowa ... Two tackles vs. Indiana and Illinois.
2006: Rivals.com second-team Freshman All-American ... The Sporting News' Freshman All-Big Ten team ... Academic All-Big Ten recipient ... Made collegiate debut at Miami (Ohio) at defensive tackle ... Slowed in the preseason with an injury ... Finished year with 28 tackles and 3.5 TFL's ... Started last eight games ... Totaled two tackles, including a 0.5 TFL, a pass breakup and a blocked PAT kick vs. New Hampshire ... One tackle vs. Nevada ... Four tackles, including a 3-yard TFL, at Penn State ... Came back the next week vs. Wisconsin with four more tackles, which included a 6-yard TFL ... Four tackles, including another TFL, vs. Purdue ... Two tackles vs. Michigan State ... One tackle at Michigan ... Totaled four hits at Iowa ... Picked up three tackles vs. Ohio State and in season finale vs. Illinois.
High School: Ranked fifth-best player in Wisconsin and 57th nationally among defensive tackles by SuperPrep ... Rated 10th in Wisconsin state rankings by Rivals.com ... After earning all-state honors at defensive end as a junior, began his senior year as one of the state's top prospects ... Broke his leg in the fourth game of his senior season (2004) and missed the remainder of the year ... Earned Wisconsin Little Ten All-Conference, all-county and all-region honors as a sophomore and junior ... An honorable mention all-state defensive end as a senior ... Helped the Orioles compile a three-year record of 25-7, including 9-2 marks in both 2002 and 2003 ... For career (two-plus seasons), totaled 121 tackles, 19 TFLs, 17 sacks, 2 forced fumbles, 2 recovered fumbles, 8 pass deflections and 33 quarterback hurries ... Also lettered in basketball (two years) and track and field (four years) ... Played in 2005 North-South Shrine Bowl ... State qualifier and conference champion in shot put ... Set a school record with a toss of 56'1" in 2005 ... NHS and school's High Honor Roll member ... Coached by Dan Brunner.
Personal: Born Adam Michael Hahn ... Son of Perry and Barb Hahn ... Graduated in June 2009 with an economics degree and a minor in business institutions ... Candidate for admission into NU's master's in sports administration program.
The Hahn File
Q: Name five favorite songs (and artist) on your I-Pod:
A: 1. Chasing Cars (Snow Patrol) 2. Dance with my Father Again (Luther Vandross) 3. Lucky (Jason Mraz) 4. If you're Reading This (Tim McGraw) 5. Thank You for Loving Me (Bon Jovi)
Q: If you could dine with anyone from any period in history, who would it be?
A: Jesus Christ
Q: What is the greatest lesson in life that you have learned?
A: Hardwork and humility
Q: Something people would be surprised to know about me is:
A: I'm married to my high school sweetheart.
Q: Facebook or Twitter?
A: Facebook, but Shaq and Jon Daly are entertaining on Twitter.
Q: Which current NU football player is the biggest jokester on the team?
A: Corey Wootton
Q: My favorite thing about NU is:
A: The people
Q: Best part about being a Northwestern football player is:
A: Competing at the highest level while attending a world class university
Q: Describe Coach Fitzgerald in five words or less:
A: Took purple to the top
Q: Most humbling experience:
A: Getting married
Q: What do you consider to be your greatest achievement?
A: Graduating from NU
Q: The person that inspires me the most is:
A: My wife
Q: When I played football as a kid, I pretended to be:
A: Reggie White
Q: If you could have a starring role in any film already made, which movie would you pick?
A: Bourne Trilogy
Q: My favorite food is:
Q: My favorite thing about playing at Ryan Field is:
A: Unique atmosphere
Q: Best thing about Northwestern is:
A: Good education
Q: My ultimate SportsCenter highlight would be:
A: Take a fumble back to a TD
Q: My favorite television show is:
A: 24, Law and Order: SVU
Q: If I were not playing football, I would be:
A: Having way too much time on my hands
Hahn's Career Statistics
TACKLES G UA A Total TFL-Yds PD FF FR Blkd
2006................ 12 11 17 28 3.5-22 1 0 0 1
2007................ 12 12 21 33 3.0-6 2 0 0 0
2008................ 12 2 9 11 1.0-2 1 0 0 0
2009................ 11 9 8 17 3.0-6 0 0 0 0
TOTAL............... 47 34 55 89 10.5-36 4 0 0 1
SACKS G UA A Total Yds
2006................ 12 0 0 0.0 0
2007................ 12 0 0 0.0 0
2008................ 12 0 1 0.5 2
2009................ 11 1 0 1.0 2
TOTAL............... 47 1 1 1.5 4