Lanning in Browns training camp, 2012
|No. 2 Free agent|
|Date of birth:||May 21, 1988|
|Place of birth:||Rock Hill, South Carolina|
|Height:||5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)|
|Weight:||200 lb (91 kg)|
|High school:||York (SC) Comprehensive|
|* Offseason and/or practice squad member only|
|Career NFL statistics as of Week 4, 2015|
Spencer Davis Lanning (born May 21, 1988) is an American football punter who is a free agent. He was signed by the Chicago Bears as an undrafted free agent in 2011. He played college football at South Carolina.
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.
Lanning was originally signed by the Chicago Bears as an undrafted free agent in 2011.
New York Jets
Sacramento Mountain Lions
In 2012, he signed with the Sacramento Mountain Lions of the UFL.
Lanning was signed by the Cleveland Browns on May 2, 2012. Lanning was re-signed as a free agent by the Browns February 13, 2013. 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. He was released on June 6, 2015, when the Browns traded for longtime San Francisco 49ers punter Andy Lee.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Lanning was claimed off waivers by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on June 9, 2015. He was later released August 13, 2015.
The Denver Broncos claimed Lanning off waivers on August 14, 2015. He was released on August 31, 2015.
Second stint with Bears
On November 11, 2014, Lanning became engaged to Brittany Jasenski.
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