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Spencer Lanning
P #5
Height:
5-11
Weight:
200
College:
South Carolina
Hometown:
Rock Hill, S.C.
Experience:
2
Punting
YearTeamGPuntsYdsNet YdsLngAvgNet AvgBlkOOBDnIN 20TBFCRetRetYTD
TOTAL 32 177 7,798 6,866 59 44.1 38.8 1 11 21 53 14 51 80 652 0
2014 CLE 16 93 4,119 3,644 59 44.3 39.2 0 5 11 25 9 26 42 295 0
2013 CLE 16 84 3,679 3,222 59 43.8 37.9 1 6 10 28 5 25 38 357 0
Kickoff
YearTeamGKOYdsOOBAvgTBPctRetAvgTDOSKOSKR
TOTAL 32 14 790 0 56.4 1 0.1 12 -- 0 2 0
2014 CLE 16 6 387 0 64.5 1 0.2 5 -- -- 0 0
2013 CLE 16 8 403 0 50.4 0 0 7 -- -- 2 0
Defensive
YearTeamGTotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntTDsYdsAvgLng
TOTAL 32 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -- 0
2014 CLE 16 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2013 CLE 16 3 3 0 0 0 0 -- -- -- -- --
Passing
YearTeamGAttCompPctAtt/GYdsAvgYds/GTDTD%IntInt%Lng20+40+SckSckYRate
TOTAL 32 1 1 100 0 11 11 0.3 1 100 0 -- 11 0 0 0 0 152.1
2014 CLE 16 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2013 CLE 16 1 1 100 0.1 11 11 0.7 1 100 0 -- 11T 0 0 0 0 152.1

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Biography

Career Transactions: Signed by Chicago Bears as undrafted free agent, July 27, 2011…Waived by Bears, Sept. 2, 2011…Signed by Jacksonville Jaguars as reserve/future free agent, Jan. 4, 2012…Waived by Jaguars, April 28, 2012…Claimed off waivers by Cleveland Browns, April 30, 2012…Waived by Browns, Aug. 27, 2012…Claimed off waivers by New York Jets, Aug. 28, 2012…Waived by Jets, Aug. 31, 2012…Signed by Sacramento Mountain Lions of United Football League, September, 2012…Re-signed by Cleveland Browns as free agent, Feb. 13, 2013.

At a Glance:

Landed 28 punts inside the 20-yard line in 2013, tied for fifth most by Brown since at least 1976, when it became official statistic.

Named 2013 AFC Special Teams Player of Week 3, after becoming the first player since 1968 (Eagles Sam Baker, Oct. 13) with a punt, extra point and touchdown pass in the same game.

During last year’s 31-27 win at Min. (9/22),  threw a an 11-yard TD pass to TE Jordan Cameron during a fake field goal, making him the first Browns punter to throw a TD pass since Brian Hansen in 1991.

Four-year letterman at South Carolina, where he also served as a kicker during his final two seasons.

A passionate advocate for and supporter of Browns K Billy Cundiff’s “Colleen’s Dream Foundation,” which raises funds and awareness for ovarian cancer, whose maternal-grandmother passed away from ovarian cancer.

Career highlights:

Originally signed by the Bears as an undrafted free agent in 2011…Made his NFL debut in 2013 with the Browns…Finished the 2013 season with a 43.8-yard gross average…Put 28 punts inside the 20-yard line…Recorded a long of 59 yards last season…Named AFC Special Teams Player of the Week for his performance in Week 3.

Seasonal Reviews:

2013: Handled all of Browns punts, except for a Billy Cundiff pooch-punt...On 84 punts, recorded 43.8 gross avg. (37.9 net avg.), with 28 inside the 20-yard line, only five touchbacks and a 59-yard long...Did not register a touchback in 12 of 16 games, landing 28 inside the 20-yard line in those contests...His 28 punts inside the 20-yard line tied for fifth most by Brown since at least 1976, when it became official statistic...Had 25 consecutive punts without a touchback (seven inside 20) spanning Weeks 7-13...(9/8) vs. Mia.: Made NFL debut...On first five career punts, allowed only 7 yards on three returns (2.3 avg.), with two punts inside the 20...(9/22) at Min.: Averaged 46.8 yards on five punts…Completed 11-yard TD pass to Jordan Cameron on fake field goal…Became first player since 1968 (Eagles Sam Baker, Oct. 13) with a punt, extra point and touchdown pass in same game...First Browns punter to throw TD pass since Brian Hansen in 1991...Allowed 2 return yards on five punts…Placed two punts inside the 20...Booted 56-yard punt in first quarter...Scored first career point on extra-point attempt…Named AFC Special-Teams Player of the Week…(10/27) at KC: Registered first career special-teams tackle…(12/1) vs. Jax.: Allowed 0 return yards on four punts (three fair catches…(12/8) at NE: On six punts, landed career-high five inside 20-yard line.

2012: Appeared in the first three preseason games with the Browns and the preseason finale with the New York Jets…Served as the punter for the Sacramento Mountain Lions of the UFL.

2011: Spent training camp with the Chicago Bears.

College: Four-year letterman at the University of South Carolina (2007-10)…Finished career with 171 punts for a 42.6-yard average and 46 punts inside the 20-yard line…Also served as kicker during his final two seasons, connecting on 34 of 44 field goal attempts and 80 of 84 PATs…Graduated with a degree in exercise science and a minor in business.

Personal: Given name is Spencer Davis Lanning…Native of Rock Hill, S.C…Born in Charlotte, NC…Played for the UFL’s Sacramento Mountain Lions alongside JD Washington, son of Denzel Washington, who Lanning met and starred in his favorite movie, Man on Fire…Previously worked in N.C. for the Wild Wing Café, owned by former NFL WR Muhsin Muhammad…High School: Attended York Comprehensive High School…Kicked a 42-yard game winning field goal in the North’s 11-10 victory at the North-South All-Star game en route to being selected as the Offensive Player of the Game…Also lettered in soccer…Community Involvement: A passionate advocate for and supporter of Browns K Billy Cundiff’s “Colleen’s Dream Foundation,” which raises funds and awareness for ovarian cancer, whose maternal-grandmother passed away from ovarian cancer…Frequently engages in various Browns community opportunities, including Browns Play 60 clinics and hospital and school visits…Hobbies/Interests: A former soccer player whose favorite teams include AC Milan and Chelsea…Plays guitar, with Led Zeppelin’s “Black Dog” being his favorite tune to perform…Enjoys traveling, and took a 10-day trip to Italy this past offseason, visiting Barcelona, Rome and the Vatican…Avid golfer.

Career Transactions: Signed by Chicago Bears as undrafted free agent, July 27, 2011…Waived by Bears, Sept. 2, 2011…Signed by Jacksonville Jaguars as reserve/future free agent, Jan. 4, 2012…Waived by Jaguars, April 28, 2012…Claimed off waivers by Cleveland Browns, April 30, 2012…Waived by Browns, Aug. 27, 2012…Claimed off waivers by New York Jets, Aug. 28, 2012…Waived by Jets, Aug. 31, 2012…Signed by Sacramento Mountain Lions of United Football League, September, 2012…Re-signed by Cleveland Browns as free agent, Feb. 13, 2013.

At a Glance:

Landed 28 punts inside the 20-yard line in 2013, tied for fifth most by Brown since at least 1976, when it became official statistic.

Named 2013 AFC Special Teams Player of Week 3, after becoming the first player since 1968 (Eagles Sam Baker, Oct. 13) with a punt, extra point and touchdown pass in the same game.

During last year’s 31-27 win at Min. (9/22),  threw a an 11-yard TD pass to TE Jordan Cameron during a fake field goal, making him the first Browns punter to throw a TD pass since Brian Hansen in 1991.

Four-year letterman at South Carolina, where he also served as a kicker during his final two seasons.

A passionate advocate for and supporter of Browns K Billy Cundiff’s “Colleen’s Dream Foundation,” which raises funds and awareness for ovarian cancer, whose maternal-grandmother passed away from ovarian cancer.

Career highlights:

Originally signed by the Bears as an undrafted free agent in 2011…Made his NFL debut in 2013 with the Browns…Finished the 2013 season with a 43.8-yard gross average…Put 28 punts inside the 20-yard line…Recorded a long of 59 yards last season…Named AFC Special Teams Player of the Week for his performance in Week 3.

Seasonal Reviews:

2013: Handled all of Browns punts, except for a Billy Cundiff pooch-punt...On 84 punts, recorded 43.8 gross avg. (37.9 net avg.), with 28 inside the 20-yard line, only five touchbacks and a 59-yard long...Did not register a touchback in 12 of 16 games, landing 28 inside the 20-yard line in those contests...His 28 punts inside the 20-yard line tied for fifth most by Brown since at least 1976, when it became official statistic...Had 25 consecutive punts without a touchback (seven inside 20) spanning Weeks 7-13...(9/8) vs. Mia.: Made NFL debut...On first five career punts, allowed only 7 yards on three returns (2.3 avg.), with two punts inside the 20...(9/22) at Min.: Averaged 46.8 yards on five punts…Completed 11-yard TD pass to Jordan Cameron on fake field goal…Became first player since 1968 (Eagles Sam Baker, Oct. 13) with a punt, extra point and touchdown pass in same game...First Browns punter to throw TD pass since Brian Hansen in 1991...Allowed 2 return yards on five punts…Placed two punts inside the 20...Booted 56-yard punt in first quarter...Scored first career point on extra-point attempt…Named AFC Special-Teams Player of the Week…(10/27) at KC: Registered first career special-teams tackle…(12/1) vs. Jax.: Allowed 0 return yards on four punts (three fair catches…(12/8) at NE: On six punts, landed career-high five inside 20-yard line.

2012: Appeared in the first three preseason games with the Browns and the preseason finale with the New York Jets…Served as the punter for the Sacramento Mountain Lions of the UFL.

2011: Spent training camp with the Chicago Bears.

College: Four-year letterman at the University of South Carolina (2007-10)…Finished career with 171 punts for a 42.6-yard average and 46 punts inside the 20-yard line…Also served as kicker during his final two seasons, connecting on 34 of 44 field goal attempts and 80 of 84 PATs…Graduated with a degree in exercise science and a minor in business.

Personal: Given name is Spencer Davis Lanning…Native of Rock Hill, S.C…Born in Charlotte, NC…Played for the UFL’s Sacramento Mountain Lions alongside JD Washington, son of Denzel Washington, who Lanning met and starred in his favorite movie, Man on Fire…Previously worked in N.C. for the Wild Wing Café, owned by former NFL WR Muhsin Muhammad…High School: Attended York Comprehensive High School…Kicked a 42-yard game winning field goal in the North’s 11-10 victory at the North-South All-Star game en route to being selected as the Offensive Player of the Game…Also lettered in soccer…Community Involvement: A passionate advocate for and supporter of Browns K Billy Cundiff’s “Colleen’s Dream Foundation,” which raises funds and awareness for ovarian cancer, whose maternal-grandmother passed away from ovarian cancer…Frequently engages in various Browns community opportunities, including Browns Play 60 clinics and hospital and school visits…Hobbies/Interests: A former soccer player whose favorite teams include AC Milan and Chelsea…Plays guitar, with Led Zeppelin’s “Black Dog” being his favorite tune to perform…Enjoys traveling, and took a 10-day trip to Italy this past offseason, visiting Barcelona, Rome and the Vatican…Avid golfer.

 

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