Ken Lanier
Ken Lanier
Full Name:  Kenneth Wayne Lanier
   School:  Marion Franklin High School in Columbus, Ohio


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FSU Career
Football
Year  No  Pos     Hgt  Wgt  Cl  Ltr  Hometown
1977  72  OT      6-4  260  Fr   *   Columbus, OH                
1978  72  OT      6-4  260  So   *   Columbus, OH                
1979  72  OT      6-4  260  Jr   *   Columbus, OH                
1980  72  OT      6-4  260  Sr   *   Columbus, OH                
Track & Field
Year  Pos     Hgt  Wgt  Cl  Ltr  Hometown
77-78 T       6-4  266  Fr   *   Columbus, OH                    
78-79 T       6-4  266  So   *   Columbus, OH                    
79-80 T       6-4  265  Jr   *   Columbus, OH                    
80-81 T       6-4  265  Sr   *   Columbus, OH                    


Awards
Football
Year  Award
1979  Associated Press - All-American - Honorable Mention
1980  Associated Press - 2nd Team All-American
Elected into the FSU Hall of Fame in 1987
From the second game of his freshman season in 1977 to the last seconds of the 1981 Orange Bowl, Ken Lanier started every Florida State football game on the offensive line. Over that span of time, where FSU football reached the pinnacle of success, the Seminoles were 39-8 and played in three bowl games.

Lanier won All-South Independent honors both his junior and senior years, and in 1980 as a senior, was chosen to the second team of the Associated Press All-American squad. That honor is shared by only two other FSU linemen in history - the late Del Williams and current Atlanta Falcon's lineman Jamie Dukes. The Denver Broncos made Lanier their fifth round draft pick several months after the 1981 Orange Bowl and since that time, the 6-3, 275 pounder has anchored down a starting position on the Broncos' line. He was one of three Seminoles who played in the 1987 Super Bowl.

The Columbus, Ohio native was a two-sport athlete at FSU, and his 1979 shot put record of 60-feet, 4 inches is still etched in Seminole record books today.



FSU Statistics
Football
Season Statistics
Defense
         |       Tackles        |   Sacks  |    Fumble    |     Pass Defense    | Blkd |   PAT Attempts  |        |         |    |
Year  GP |  ua   a Tot  tfl-yds |   no-yds | ff fr-yds-td | int-yds-td qbh brup | kick |   kick  rsh rcv |   fg   | saf dxp | td | pts
---------|----------------------|----------|--------------|---------------------|------|-----------------|--------|---------|----|----
1977     |   0   0   0  0.0-    |  0.0-    |  0   -  0- 0 |    -  0- 0   0   0  |   0  |   0- 0   0   0  |  0- 0  |   0   0 |  0 |   0
1978     |   0   0   0  0.0-    |  0.0-    |  0   -  0- 0 |    -  0- 0   0   0  |   0  |   0- 0   0   0  |  0- 0  |   0   0 |  0 |   0
1979     |   0   0   0  0.0-    |  0.0-    |  0   -  0- 0 |    -  0- 0   0   0  |   0  |   0- 0   0   0  |  0- 0  |   0   0 |  0 |   0
1980     |   0   0   0  0.0-    |  0.0-    |  0   -  0- 0 |    -  0- 0   0   0  |   0  |   0- 0   0   0  |  0- 0  |   0   0 |  0 |   0
---------|----------------------|----------|--------------|---------------------|------|-----------------|--------|---------|----|----
Tot    0 |   0   0   0  0.0-  0 |  0.0-  0 |  0  0-  0- 0 |   0-  0- 0   0   0  |   0  |   0- 0   0   0  |  0- 0  |   0   0 |  0 |   0
Offense/Kick and Punt Returns
         |       Rushing        |      Receiving       |         Passing          |     Kick Returns      |     Punt Returns      |  all
Year  GP |  no  yds  avg td lg  |  no  yds  avg td lg  | cmp- att-int  yds td lg  |  no  yds  avg td  lg  |  no  yds  avg td  lg  | purp
---------|----------------------|----------------------|--------------------------|-----------------------|-----------------------|-----
1977     |        0  0.0        |           0.0        |    -    -                |           0.0         |           0.0         |     
1978     |        0  0.0        |           0.0        |    -    -                |           0.0         |           0.0         |     
1979     |        0  0.0        |           0.0        |    -    -                |           0.0         |           0.0         |     
1980     |        0  0.0        |           0.0        |    -    -                |           0.0         |           0.0         |     
---------|----------------------|----------------------|--------------------------|-----------------------|-----------------------|-----
Tot    0 |   0    0  0.0  0     |   0    0  0.0  0     |   0-   0- 0     0  0     |   0    0  0.0  0      |   0    0  0.0  0      |    0
Football
Football
Game Statistics
                            |       Tackles        |   Sacks  |    Fumble    |     Pass Defense    | Blkd |   PAT Attempts  |        |         |    |
1978                        |  ua   a Tot  tfl-yds |   no-yds | ff fr-yds-td | int-yds-td qbh brup | kick |   kick  rsh rcv |   fg   | saf dxp | td | pts
----------------------------|----------------------|----------|--------------|---------------------|------|-----------------|--------|---------|----|----
Sep 23 MIAMI                |   1   0   1  0.0-  0 |  0.0-  0 |  0  0-  0- 0 |   0-  0- 0   0   0  |   0  |   0- 0    0   0 |  0- 0  |   0   0 |  0 |   0
Oct 21 PITTSBURGH           |   0   1   1  0.0-  0 |  0.0-  0 |  0  0-  0- 0 |   0-  0- 0   0   0  |   0  |   0- 0    0   0 |  0- 0  |   0   0 |  0 |   0
Nov 18 NAVY                 |   0   1   1  0.0-  0 |  0.0-  0 |  0  0-  0- 0 |   0-  0- 0   0   0  |   0  |   0- 0    0   0 |  0- 0  |   0   0 |  0 |   0
----------------------------|----------------------|----------|--------------|---------------------|------|-----------------|--------|---------|----|----
Tot                         |   1   2   3  0.0-  0 |  0.0-  0 |  0  0-  0- 0 |   0-  0- 0   0   0  |   0  |   0- 0    0   0 |  0- 0  |  0    0 |  0 |   0

                            |       Tackles        |   Sacks  |    Fumble    |     Pass Defense    | Blkd |   PAT Attempts  |        |         |    |
1979                        |  ua   a Tot  tfl-yds |   no-yds | ff fr-yds-td | int-yds-td qbh brup | kick |   kick  rsh rcv |   fg   | saf dxp | td | pts
----------------------------|----------------------|----------|--------------|---------------------|------|-----------------|--------|---------|----|----
Oct 27 LOUISIANA STATE      |   1   0   1  0.0-  0 |  0.0-  0 |  0  0-  0- 0 |   0-  0- 0   0   0  |   0  |   0- 0    0   0 |  0- 0  |   0   0 |  0 |   0
Jan  1 *OKLAHOMA            |   1   0   1  0.0-  0 |  0.0-  0 |  0  0-  0- 0 |   0-  0- 0   0   0  |   0  |   0- 0    0   0 |  0- 0  |   0   0 |  0 |   0
----------------------------|----------------------|----------|--------------|---------------------|------|-----------------|--------|---------|----|----
Tot                         |   1   0   1  0.0-  0 |  0.0-  0 |  0  0-  0- 0 |   0-  0- 0   0   0  |   0  |   0- 0    0   0 |  0- 0  |  0    0 |  0 |   0

* Bowl Game stats not included
                            |       Rushing        |      Receiving       |         Passing          |     Kick Returns      |     Punt Returns      |  all
1978                        |  no  yds  avg td lg  |  no  yds  avg td lg  | cmp- att-int  yds td lg  |  no  yds  avg td  lg  |  no  yds  avg td  lg  | purp
----------------------------|----------------------|----------------------|--------------------------|-----------------------|-----------------------|-----
Sep 23 MIAMI                |   0    0  0.0  0     |   0    0  0.0  0     |    -   0- 0     0  0     |   0    0  0.0         |   0    0  0.0  0      |     
Oct 21 PITTSBURGH           |   0    0  0.0  0     |   0    0  0.0  0     |    -   0- 0     0  0     |   0    0  0.0         |   0    0  0.0  0      |     
Nov 18 NAVY                 |   0    0  0.0  0     |   0    0  0.0  0     |    -   0- 0     0  0     |   0    0  0.0         |   0    0  0.0  0      |     
----------------------------|----------------------|----------------------|--------------------------|-----------------------|-----------------------|-----
Tot                         |   0    0  0.0  0     |   0    0  0.0  0     |   0-   0- 0     0  0     |   0    0  0.0  0      |   0    0  0.0  0      |    0

                            |       Rushing        |      Receiving       |         Passing          |     Kick Returns      |     Punt Returns      |  all
1979                        |  no  yds  avg td lg  |  no  yds  avg td lg  | cmp- att-int  yds td lg  |  no  yds  avg td  lg  |  no  yds  avg td  lg  | purp
----------------------------|----------------------|----------------------|--------------------------|-----------------------|-----------------------|-----
Oct 27 LOUISIANA STATE      |   0    0  0.0  0     |   0    0  0.0  0     |    -   0- 0     0  0     |   0    0  0.0         |   0    0  0.0  0      |     
Jan  1 *OKLAHOMA            |   0    0  0.0  0     |   0    0  0.0  0     |    -   0- 0     0  0     |   0    0  0.0         |   0    0  0.0  0      |     
----------------------------|----------------------|----------------------|--------------------------|-----------------------|-----------------------|-----
Tot                         |   0    0  0.0  0     |   0    0  0.0  0     |   0-   0- 0     0  0     |   0    0  0.0  0      |   0    0  0.0  0      |    0

* Bowl Game stats not included
Track & Field
   Date    Opponent/Meet                  Event                         Place      Results       Points
---------- ------------------------------ ----------------------------- ----- ------------------ ------
            1978 Season
01/14/1978 EAST TENNESSEE RELAYS          Shot Put (I)                    2    53- 0.75   16.17m   5
01/28/1978 LSU RELAYS                     Shot Put (I)                    2    52- 7.00   16.03m   5
03/11/1978 FAMU RELAYS                    Shot Put                        1    55- 9.00   16.99m   5
03/11/1978 FAMU RELAYS                    Discus                          3   151-11.37   46.31m   2
03/18/1978 SPRINGTIME RELAYS              Shot Put                        1    55-10.00   17.02m   6
03/18/1978 SPRINGTIME RELAYS              Discus                          5   146- 3.00   44.58m   2
04/08/1978 TENNESSEE                      Shot Put                        1    58- 0.00   17.68m   5
04/29/1978 SOUTHEASTERN CLASSIC           Shot Put                        3    56- 0.00   17.07m   1
05/21/1978 ATHLETIC ATTIC CLASSIC         Shot Put                        1    56- 5.25   17.20m   5
05/21/1978 ATHLETIC ATTIC CLASSIC         Discus                          3   150- 6.50   45.89m   2
            1979 Season
02/18/1979 LSU INDOOR INVITATIONAL        Shot Put (I)                    1    55- 2.25   16.82m   5
04/07/1979 TENNESSEE                      Shot Put                        1    59- 1.00   18.01m   5
04/14/1979 LOUISIANA STATE                Shot Put                        2    59- 4.25   18.09m   3
04/14/1979 LOUISIANA STATE                Discus                          3   161- 0.50   49.09m   2
04/16/1979 SOUTH ALABAMA INVITATIONAL     Shot Put                        1    57- 3.00   17.45m   5
04/16/1979 SOUTH ALABAMA INVITATIONAL     Discus                          3   135- 8.50   41.36m   3
04/21/1979 MISSISSIPPI STATE              Shot Put                        1    58- 5.50   17.82m   5
04/21/1979 MISSISSIPPI STATE              Discus                          1   165- 8.00   50.50m   5
04/28/1979 DOMINO CLASSIC                 Shot Put                        1    60- 2.00   18.34m   5
04/28/1979 DOMINO CLASSIC                 Discus                          6   163- 8.00   49.89m  
05/05/1979 FLORIDA                        Shot Put                        2    59- 3.00   18.06m   3
05/05/1979 FLORIDA                        Discus                          3   156-10.00   47.80m   1
05/12/1979 METRO CHAMPIONSHIPS            Shot Put                        1    57-11.00   17.65m  10
05/12/1979 METRO CHAMPIONSHIPS            Discus                          2   167- 3.00   50.98m   8
05/18/1979 ATHLETIC ATTIC CLASSIC         Discus                          2   163- 9.00   49.91m   4
05/18/1979 ATHLETIC ATTIC CLASSIC         Shot Put                        1    57- 3.25   17.46m   5
06/01/1979 NCAA OUTDOOR CHAMPIONSHIP      Shot Put                       31    56- 4.25   17.18m  
            1980 Season
04/12/1980 FLORIDA                        Shot Put                        1    54- 1.25   16.49m   5
04/12/1980 FLORIDA                        Discus                          3   157- 9.00   48.08m   2
04/26/1980 DOMINO CLASSIC                 Discus                          3   174- 4.00   53.14m   4
04/26/1980 DOMINO CLASSIC                 Shot Put                        3    57- 6.50   17.54m   4
05/03/1980 FLORIDA                        Discus                          2   165-10.00   50.55m   3
05/03/1980 FLORIDA                        Shot Put                        1    54- 0.50   16.47m   5
05/31/1980 ATHLETIC ATTIC CLASSIC         Shot Put                        1    59- 3.25   18.07m   5
            1981 Season
04/11/1981 GEORGIA                        Shot Put                        2    54- 4.75   16.58m   3
05/02/1981 FLORIDA                        Shot Put                        1    55-11.75   17.06m   5


Pro Career
Football
Height: 6-3   Weight: 281
Drafted: 1981, 5th Round  #125, Denver Broncos, T     
Debut: September 20, 1981

Year  Abbr   Team                                No      Pos
1981  Den    Denver Broncos                      76      OT
1982  Den    Denver Broncos                      76      OT
1983  Den    Denver Broncos                      76      OT
1984  Den    Denver Broncos                      76      OT
1985  Den    Denver Broncos                      76      OT
1986  Den    Denver Broncos                      76      OT
1987  Den    Denver Broncos                      76      OT
1988  Den    Denver Broncos                      76      OT
1989  Den    Denver Broncos                      76      OT
1990  Den    Denver Broncos                      76      OT
1991  Den    Denver Broncos                      76      OT
1992  Den    Denver Broncos                      76      OT
1993  LA     Los Angeles Raiders                 79      OT
1994  Den    Denver Broncos                      67      OT


Comments
Football
Super Bowl Participant (Year game was played) - 1987, 1988, 1990                                                        


Pro Statistics
Football
Offensive Statistics
Year Team  GP  GS    Rec  Yds  Avg Long  TD
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1981 Den    8   1      0    0  0.0   0    0
1982 Den    9   9      0    0  0.0   0    0
1983 Den   16  16      0    0  0.0   0    0
1984 Den   16  15      0    0  0.0   0    0
1985 Den   16  16      0    0  0.0   0    0
1986 Den   16  16      0    0  0.0   0    0
1987 Den   12  12      0    0  0.0   0    0
1988 Den   16  16      0    0  0.0   0    0
1989 Den   16  16      0    0  0.0   0    0
1990 Den   16  16      1   -4 -4.0  -4    0
1991 Den   16  16      0    0  0.0   0    0
1992 Den   16  16      0    0  0.0   0    0
1993 LA     2   2      0    0  0.0   0    0
1994 Den    4   0      0    0  0.0   0    0
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14 Years  179 167      1   -4 -4.0        0