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Aubrey Falls "Laney" Lanier (February 18, 1888 – April 25, 1936) was a college football player.

Contents

1 Early years 2 Sewanee

2.1 1907 2.2 1909 2.3 1910

3 References

Early years[edit] Aubrey was born on February 18, 1888 in the city of Butler in Lonoke County, Arkansas, to Isaac Hill Lanier and Mary "Ellen" Cooper. Sewanee[edit] He was a halfback for the Sewanee Tigers of Sewanee: The University of the South from 1907 to 1910, thrice selected All-Southern.[1] Vanderbilt head coach Dan McGugin
Dan McGugin
rated him as one of the greatest he ever saw.[2] Grantland Rice
Grantland Rice
rated him amongst the best ever at punt returns.[2] He would catch punts whilst running at full speed.[3] An all-time Sewanee team noted "Critics declare Aubrey Lanier the equal of Walter Eckersall
Walter Eckersall
as a safety man."[3] 1907[edit] McGugin said of Lanier in 1907 that he was "a star of purest ray, and came near winning the Vanderbilt game by his brilliant dashes after receiving punts."[4] 1909[edit] In 1909 when Sewanee won an SIAA championship Rice called him "the noblest Tiger of them all."[5] The Kappa Alpha Journal gives similar praise that year, calling Lanier "The greatest performer of the college game on the Southern field.[6] 1910[edit] Lanier was captain of the 1910 Sewanee team.[7] References[edit]

^ e. g. "All S. I. A. A. Team." Times-Picayune. December 8, 1910.  ^ a b "A Star Passes On". Sewanee Alumni News. 2 (4): 4. 1936.  ^ a b "All-Time All Star Team".  ^ Dan McGugin
Dan McGugin
(1907). "Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Association Foot Ball". The Official National Collegiate Athletic Association Football Guide. National Collegiate Athletic Association: 71–75.  ^ James Gregg (1949). "Sports at Sewanee". Sewanee Alumni News: 5.  ^ "Alpha-Alpha, University of the South". Kappa Alpha Journal. 27 (2): 200.  ^ "National and Southern Honors". Sewanee Football Media Guide: 31. 2011. 

Aubrey Lanier – awards and honors

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1907 College Football All-Southern Team
College Football All-Southern Team
composite selections

Backfield

QB Sam Costen HB Honus Craig† HB Aubrey Lanier FB Lawrence Markley

Line

E Bob Blake† E Guy Lewis T Lex Stone T J. R. Davis G Frank Faulkinberry G Horace Sherrell C Stein Stone

† = Unanimous selection

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1909 College Football All-Southern Team
College Football All-Southern Team
composite selections

Backfield

QB Doc Fenton HB Aubrey Lanier HB Ray Morrison FB Will Metzger

Line

E Silas Williams† E Ewing Y. Freeland T Harry Esslinger T Malvern Griffin G Eric Cheape G T. C. Locke C J. E. Lucas

† = Unanimous selection

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1910 College Football All-Southern Team
College Football All-Southern Team
composite selections

Backfield

QB Chigger Browne HB Ray Morrison HB Aubrey Lanier FB Bradley Streit†

Line

E Jenks Gillem E Bill Neely T Ewing Y. Freeland T Pat Patterson G Will Metzger† G Earl Kinnebrew C Eugene Caton

† = U

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