Spencer Lanning

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Spencer Lanning
Spencer Lanning punting.jpg
Lanning in Browns training camp, 2012
No. 5     Cleveland Browns
Personal information
Date of birth: (1988-05-21) May 21, 1988 (age 26)
Place of birth: Rock Hill, South Carolina
Height: 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m) Weight: 200 lb (91 kg)
Career information
College: South Carolina
Undrafted in 2011
No regular season or postseason appearances
Career history
*Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Roster status: Active
Career NFL statistics as of Week 1, 2014
Punts 91
Punting yards 3,993
Punting average 43.9
Stats at NFL.com

Spencer Davis Lanning (born May 21, 1988) is an American football punter for the Cleveland Browns of the National Football League signed as a free agent in 2011. He played college football for the University of South Carolina.

College career[edit]

Lanning finished his career with the South Carolina Gamecocks with 171 punts for a 42.6-yard average and 46 punts inside the 20-yard line. He also played kicker during his final two collegiate seasons, connecting on 34 of 44 field goal attempts and 80 of 84 extra points.[1]

Professional career[edit]

Chicago Bears[edit]

Lanning was originally signed by the Chicago Bears as an undrafted free agent in 2011.

Jacksonville Jaguars[edit]

Lanning was signed by the Jacksonville Jaguars as a free agent on January 4, 2012,[2] and later released on April 28.[3]

New York Jets[edit]

Lanning was claimed off waivers by the New York Jets on August 28, 2012.[4] He was waived on August 31, 2012.[5]

Sacramento Mountain Lions[edit]

In 2012, he signed with the Sacramento Mountain Lions of the UFL.

Cleveland Browns[edit]

Lanning was signed by the Cleveland Browns on May 2, 2012.[6] Lanning was re-signed as a free agent by the Browns February 13, 2013.[7] On September 22, 2013, in a 31–27 win over the Minnesota Vikings, Lanning became the first player since 1968 with a punt, extra point, and touchdown pass in one game. [8] On September 7, 2014, in a 27–30 loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers, Lanning was kicked in the face by Antonio Brown after Brown attempted to hurdle over him during a punt return.


  1. ^ "Player Bio - Spencer Lanning". Jaguars Media Guide. Retrieved 3 May 2012. 
  2. ^ "Jaguars sign punter Spencer Lanning". Jaguars.com. Retrieved 3 May 2012. 
  3. ^ Oehser, John. "Inside the Jaguars". Jaguars.com. Retrieved 3 May 2012. 
  4. ^ Cimini, Rich (28 August 2012). "Jets claim punter on waivers". ESPN New York. Archived from the original on 28 August 2012. Retrieved 28 August 2012. 
  5. ^ Lange, Randy (31 August 2012). "Final 7 Cuts Announced, Roster’s Now at 53". New York Jets. Archived from the original on 31 August 2012. Retrieved 31 August 2012. 
  6. ^ Cabot, Mary Kay. "Cleveland Browns awarded punter Spencer Lanning off waivers from Jacksonville". The Plain Dealer. Retrieved 3 May 2012. 
  7. ^ http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2013/02/13/browns-sign-spencer-lanning-some-punter-cover/
  8. ^ http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap2000000248847/article/%7BuserLink%7D

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