72 - Andrew Lanier Position: Offensive Tackle
Class: r-Freshman
Height: 6' 5"
Weight: 268 lbs.
High School: Dorman
Hometown: Moore, S.C.
photo Turned some heads during the spring with his ability to catch the ball and make plays ... Showed a good work ethic during off-season workouts ... His size is an asset ... Has improved his ability to move and create some separation, but has still got some things to learn ... What takes place between spring and this coming fall will determine his role.

2007: Took a redshirt year ... Played tight end on the scout team ... Caught two passes for 21 yards in one spring scrimmage and had two grabs for 33 yards in another ... Caught a 25-yard touchdown pass in the team's last scrimmage ... Turned in a 27-yard reception during the Maroon-White game.

High School: Was selected to the NC/SC Shrine Bowl his senior year after recording nine catches for 152 yards and three touchdowns his senior season at Dorman ... Was the team's MVP on offense ... Named to the 2006 Palmetto Champions All-Star Team as the Upper State Lineman of the Year by the South Carolina Football Coaches Association (SCFCA) ... Earned all-region honors as a tight end his last two seasons ... Caught seven passes as a junior with five of them good for touchdowns ... Also saw some action at wide receiver, fullback and defensive end ... Played three seasons for Coach Dave Gutshall ... Won all the school's blocking awards as a junior and senior ... Listed as the No. 25 overall player on the South Carolina 35 by SuperPrep ... Rated the No. 29 player in the state of South Carolina by Scout ... A member of the SuperPrep Mid-Atlantic Team ... Also lettered in track and tennis.

Personal: Andrew William Lanier ... Born 2/14/89 in Springfield, TN ... Son of David and Cathy Lanier ... Enrolled in university studies.