FB: Vikings announce signing of five student-athletes

Jan 31st, 2014 @ 2:57 pm | Author: Mark Potts, Sports Information Director
The Valley City State University football team announces the signing of five student-athletes who have transferred to VCSU and will play for the Vikings next season.

Josh Hansana (Gwinner, N.D.), Sam Footh (Stanley, N.D.), Justan Taliaferro (Detroit, Mich.), Cole Hecker (South Heart, N.D.) and Harvey McMahon (Dent, Minn.) are all now attending classes at VCSU and will play football for the Vikings.

Josh Hansana, QB, 6-2, 183 lbs, Gwinner, N.D.
Hansana joins the Vikings after two years at North Dakota State College of Science in Wahpeton. Hansana had a very successful high school career for Milnor-North Sargent before college. Last season at NDSCS, Hansana was named a Team Captain and threw for 909 yards and three touchdowns. He also rushed for 330 yards and two scores. Hansana plans to major in Business - Accounting & Finance. He is the son of Sy and Jennifer Hansana.

Harvey McMahon, DE, 6-3, 250 lbs, Dent, Minn.
McMahon joins the Vikings after playing at North Dakota State College of Science in Wahpeton. McMahon attended Fergus Fall High School where he advanced to state wrestling in 2009 and helped his football team to state football in 2009.
During his freshman season at NDSCS, McMahon tallied 15 total tackles, three tackles for loss and one sack. He was named to the Dean's List Honor Roll three times while at NDSCS. McMahon plans to major in Social Science Education. He is the son of Harvey McMahon the III, Hillary Hornor, and Christianne McMahon.

Sam Footh, QB, 6-0, 170 lbs, Stanley, N.D.
Footh is a native of Stanley, N.D. and a 2012 graduate of Stanley High School. During his junior season, Stanley won the state championship. As a senior, Footh helped Stanley to a 10-1 record and an appearance in the state semifinals. Footh passed for 21 touchdowns in his senior season and was named All Conference as a quarterback.
He plans to major in Physical Education at VCSU. Footh is the son of Tammy & Dennis Ihringer, and Wayne & Gina Footh.

Justan Taliaferro, QB, 6-0, 200 lbs, Detroit, Mich.
A native of Detroit, Mich., Taliaferro graduated from Southfield Lathrup High School and previously played college football at Northland Community and Technical College in Thief River Falls, Minn.
Taliaferro's team at Northland posted a 7-3 record last season, were crowned division champs and made a semifinal appearance. Taliaferro completed 58 percent of his passes for 1600 yards and 22 touchdowns last season. He also rushed for 200 yards and 2 more scores. For his performance, Taliaferro was named Second Team All Conference. He plans to major in Sports Management and is the son of Charisse Taliaferro-Reed and Daniel Johnson.

Cole Hecker, CB, 5-7, 165 lbs, South Heart, N.D.
Hecker is a native of South Heart, N.D. and a graduate of South Heart High School. He previously attended Black Hills State University before transferring to VCSU. Hecker plans to major in Health Science. He is the son of Mary and Arvid Hecker.