2011: Started all 14 games at left tackle ... Played nearly 550 snaps on offense and 70 on special teams ... Graded out at 87 percent and had two knockdowns against Appalachian State ... Graded 89 percent with a knockdown at ECU ... Worked 35 offensive snaps and five on special teams in the win over Arkansas State ... Had two knockdowns on 29 offensive snaps while grading out at 89 percent in the win at Marshall ... Had a knockdown with an 85 percent grade in 35 snaps against Clemson ... Posted an 88 percent grade and a knockdown in the win over Miami ... Also picked up a fumble and ran two yards ... Graded out 85 percent with four knockdowns at Wake Forest ... Had a 90 percent grade with four knockdowns against BC ... Tallied five knockdowns with a 91 percent grade at Duke ... Added three knockdowns and graded out at 87 percent at Georgia Tech ... Posted an O-line best 90 percent grade against UNC and added a knockdown ... Graded at 86 percent with eight knockdown blocks in 38 plays at Virginia ... Worked 65 snaps with an 87 percent grade and four knockdowns in the ACC Championship Game against Clemson … Finished his career with a start in the Sugar Bowl against Michigan.
2010: Started all 14 games at left tackle … Started and played every offensive snap against Boise State and JMU … Had six knockdown blocks during the ECU game and six more at NC State … Played 31 snaps at Miami with three knockdowns … Had a team-high six knockdowns during the Virginia game … Had a season-high for the O-line with 14 knockdown blocks during the ACC title game against FSU … Had a 390-pound front squat and ran 4.81 in the 40 during off-season testing … Earned the Frank O. Moseley Award as the offensive player who showed the most hustle during off-season and spring workouts.
2009: Played in nine games and contributed nine knockdown blocks … Picked up 16 plays at tackle against Marshall, chipping in a pair of knockdown blocks … Worked 13 snaps against Miami with a knockdown block … Picked up his first start at Duke and registered four knockdown blocks on 62 snaps … Had a knockdown while playing 11 snaps against Boston College … Picked up another knockdown during four plays at ECU … Also had four plays in the Maryland game … Worked 14 plays at tackle during the NC State game … Was in for a series at Virginia … Picked up some playing time against Tennessee in the Chick-fil-A Bowl … Posted a 500-pound back squat during off-season testing … Moved from right tackle to left tackle for spring practice.
2008: Began working at right tackle prior to the opening game … Made the dress squad … Also spent practice time with the kickoff return team … Improved in all four major lifts during off-season workouts … Turned in the best 40 time among the OL at 4.87 seconds … Split reps at right tackle during spring practice … Was one of four winners of the Bullock Award, for showing the most improvement during spring workouts.
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 … Graduated in spring 2011 with a degree in sociology … Is currently working on a second undergraduate degree.