Lanning Earns SEC Honors
Nov. 3, 2008
University of South Carolina punter Spencer Lanning has been selected as the Southeastern Conference Special Teams Player of the Week, the league office announced today.
Lanning, a 5-11, 182-pound sophomore from Rock Hill, S.C. punted a season-high eight times for a 45.0 yard average with three kicks inside the 20-yard line in South Carolina's 27-6 win over Tennessee on Saturday night. Lanning had two punts that traveled 50-plus yards and averaged 41.1 net yards per punt. Tennessee's average starting field position for the eight punts was its own 22-yard line.
Lanning becomes the fifth Gamecock to be honored by the SEC this season. Previous winners were Ryan Succop (Special Teams vs. UAB); Chris Smelley (Offense vs. Ole Miss); Captain Munnerlyn (Special Teams vs. Kentucky); and Stephen Garcia (Freshman vs. Kentucky).