Spencer Lanning

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Spencer Lanning
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Lanning in Browns training camp, 2012
No. -- Free agent
Position: Punter
Personal information
Date of birth: (1988-05-21) May 21, 1988 (age 29)
Place of birth: Rock Hill, South Carolina
Height: 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Weight: 200 lb (91 kg)
Career information
High school: York (SC) Comprehensive
College: South Carolina
Undrafted: 2011
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career NFL statistics as of Week 17, 2016
Punts: 180
Punting yards: 7, 934
Punting average: 44.0
Player stats at NFL.com

Spencer Davis Lanning (born May 21, 1988) is an American football punter who is currently a free agent. He was signed by the Chicago Bears as an undrafted free agent in 2011. He played college football at South Carolina.

College career[edit]

Lanning finished his collegiate 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 by the team 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 by the Jets on August 31, 2012.[5]

Sacramento Mountain Lions[edit]

In 2012, he signed with the Sacramento Mountain Lions of the United Football League.

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 the same game. He was released on June 6, 2015, when the Browns traded for longtime San Francisco 49ers punter Andy Lee.[8]

Tampa Bay Buccaneers[edit]

Lanning was claimed off waivers by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on June 9, 2015. He was later released by the team on August 13, 2015.

Denver Broncos[edit]

The Denver Broncos claimed Lanning off waivers on August 14, 2015. He was released by the team on August 31, 2015.

Second stint with Bears[edit]

The Chicago Bears signed Lanning on October 3, 2015, to punt for Week 4 in place of the injured Pat O'Donnell.[9] He was released by the team on October 6.[10]

Personal life[edit]

On November 11, 2014, Lanning became engaged to Brittany Jasenski.


  1. ^ "Player Bio - Spencer Lanning" (PDF). 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. ^ Sessler, Marc. "Browns acquire 49ers punter Andy Lee for draft pick". NFL.com. Retrieved 6 June 2015. 
  9. ^ "With Pat O’Donnell sidelined, Bears sign P Spencer Lanning". 
  10. ^ "Bears ink Martin, Becton; cut Lanning". www.chicagobears.com. Retrieved 2015-12-30. 

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