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Dec 29, 2013; Phoenix, AZ, USA; Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald (11) is tackled by San Francisco 49ers linebacker Aldon Smith (99) and linebacker Patrick Willis (52) at University of Phoenix Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

49ers defensive assistant hired away by Stanford

Stanford has named Peter Hansen as its inside linebackers coach in an announcement made Monday morning. Anderson takes over the role vacated by David Kotulski, who was named Vanderbilt’s defensive coordinator last week. Hansen spent the last few seasons as the San Francisco 49ers defensive assistant and outside linebackers coach.

“Pete comes to us at a young age but with a tremendous wealth of knowledge,” Bradford M. Freeman Director of Football David Shaw said. “In the last three years, he’s worked with one of the best defenses in the NFL and worked with some of the best linebackers in the NFL. His perspective and energy will help our front seven.”

Hansen spent the 2009 and 2010 seasons at Stanford as a defensive assistant on the Stanford Cardinal coaching staff, working closely with current 49ers defensive coordinator Vic Fangio in film breakdown, scouting reports and practice preparation. He had previously served as a strength and conditioning intern for the Cardinal in 2008.

Hansen was a two-sport athlete at the University of Arizona, playing both football and basketball. On the gridiron he blocked seven field goals and point after attempts during his career, and earned second team All-Pac-10 Conference honors as a special teams performer in 2000.

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