Izauea  Lanier

9Izauea Lanier

RS Senior

Gordo, Ala.

High School:

Last College:
East Mississippi C.C.

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 188



Career Statistics

  • Games/Starts: 12/9
  • Tied for sixth on team in tackles with 48 along with four pass break-ups
  • Finished with 42 tackles in last eight games (5.3 per game)
  • Notched five tackles in finale at Kentucky (11/26)
  • Tied career-high seven tackles vs. Vanderbilt (11/19) along with a break-up
  • Led team in tackles for first time with six at #8 Arkansas (11/12), also had a break-up
  • Four tackles along with a pass break-up vs. MTSU (11/5)
  • Three tackles vs. #14 South Carolina (10/29)
  • Set career-high with seven at #2 Alabama (10/22) in homecoming
  • Recorded six tackles vs. #1 LSU (10/15)
  • Made four tackles vs. Georgia (10/8)
  • Made first-career start vs. Buffalo (10/1), had a tackle and break-up
  • Two tackles at #16 Florida (9/17)
  • Debut vs. Montana (9/3) in DB packages and special teams
Junior College
  • Rivals: 4-star (No. 16 overall junior college prospect)
  • Scout: 3-star
  • Earned junior college All-America, All-Conference and All-Region honors at East Mississippi in 2009
  • As a freshman at East Mississippi, totaled 66 tackles, nine pass breakups and four interceptions (returned for 104 yards)
  • Posted 12 tackles, two pass breakups, an interception and returned a kickoff for touchdown in the 2009 Mississippi Bowl
  • Coach at East Mississippi Community College: Buddy Stephens
High School
  • As a high school senior in 2008, rated as a 3-star prospect by Rivals.com, as well as the 54th best athlete in the nation and 19th best prospect in Alabama
  • Also as a senior, named West Alabama All-Star and Player of the Year in Class 3A by The Tuscaloosa News
  • Alabama Sports Writers Association Honorable Mention All-State
  • Tabbed as a West Alabama All-Star in 2008
  • In high school, tallied 68 tackles, 22 pass breakups, five tackles for loss and seven interceptions as a senior
  • Offensively, compiled 871 yards rushing and 870 yards receiving
  • As a junior in 2007, registered 38 tackles, four tackles for loss, 19 pass breakups and five interceptions
  • On offense, caught 25 passes for 687 yards and eight touchdowns while adding one punt and one kickoff return for touchdown
  • Coach at Gordo High School: David McKinney
Career Highs
  • Tackles: 7 at Alabama, 10/22/11, vs. Vanderbilt, 11/19/11
  • Pass Break-Up: 1 vs.Buffalo, 10/1/11
  • Full name: Izauea Markease Lanier
  • Pronounced: Eye-ZAY-uh
  • Born: February 9, 1990
  • Son of Patricia Lanier
  • Majoring in Arts & Sciences


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