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Willie Lanier

Willie Edward Lanier

Position: LB
Height: 6-1    Weight: 245 lbs.

Born: August 21, 1945 in Clover, VA
High School: Maggie L. Walker
College: Morgan St.
Drafted by the Kansas City Chiefs in the 2nd round (50th overall) of the 1967 NFL Draft.

Weighted Career AV (100-95-...): 88 (246th overall since 1950)
8-time Pro Bowler & 3-time First-Team All-Pro (fine print)
Inducted into Hall of Fame in 1986, finalist in 1984, 1985

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Fine Details  · Last updated Feb 9, 2016 4:25AM
All-Time Rank: #43. Chad Johnson… #44. Frank Gifford… #45. Lou Creekmur… #46. WILLIE LANIER… #47. Mel Renfro… #48. Andy Robustelli… #49. Bobby Layne… 

Defense & Fumbles

Games Def Interceptions Fumbles Sacks & Tackles
Year Age Tm Pos No. G GS Int Yds TD Lng PD FF Fmb FR Yds TD Sk Tkl Ast Sfty AV
1967 22 KAN RLB 63 10 10 0 0 1 0 0 5
1968*+ 23 KAN MLB 63 14 14 4 120 1 75 0 15
1969* 24 KAN MLB 63 14 4 70 0 44 0 0 0 1 5 0 13
1970* 25 KAN MLB 63 14 14 2 2 0 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 9
1971*+ 26 KAN MLB 63 14 14 2 38 0 21 0 0 0 3 3 0 14
1972* 27 KAN MLB 63 13 13 2 2 0 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 10
1973*+ 28 KAN MLB 63 14 14 3 47 1 29 0 0 0 3 10 0 17
1974* 29 KAN MLB 63 14 14 2 28 0 14 0 0 0 2 3 0 1 8
1975* 30 KAN MLB 63 14 14 5 105 0 61 0 7
1976 31 KAN MLB 63 14 11 3 28 0 14 0 0 0 2 0 0 5
1977 32 KAN MLB 63 14 14 0 0 2 0 0 5
Career 149 132 27 440 2 75 0 0 0 18 21 0 1 108

Playoffs Defense & Fumbles

Games Def Interceptions Fumbles Sacks & Tackles
Year Age Tm Pos G GS Int Yds TD Lng PD FF Fmb FR Yds TD Sk Tkl Ast Sfty
1968*+ 23 KAN MLB 1 1
1969 ❍ 24 KAN MLB 3 3 1 9 0 9 0
1971*+ 26 KAN MLB 1 1 1 17 0 17 0
Career 5 5 2 26 0 17 0

Kick & Punt Returns

Games Punt Returns Kick Returns
Year Age Tm Pos No. G GS Ret Yds TD Lng Y/R Rt Yds TD Lng Y/Rt APYd
1967 22 KAN RLB 63 10 10 1 1 0 1 1.0 1
Career 149 132 1 1 0 1 1.0 22

Playoffs Kick & Punt Returns

Games Punt Returns Kick Returns
Year Age Tm Pos G GS Ret Yds TD Lng Y/R Rt Yds TD Lng Y/Rt APYd
1968*+ 23 KAN MLB 1 1 1 0 0 0 0.0 0
Career 5 5 1 0 0 0 0.0 0

Scoring Summary

Year Age Tm Pos No. G GS RshTD RecTD PR TD KR TD FblTD IntTD OthTD AllTD 2PM 2PA XPM XPA FGM FGA Sfty Pts Pts/G
1968*+ 23 KAN MLB 63 14 14 1 1 6
1973*+ 28 KAN MLB 63 14 14 1 1 6
1974* 29 KAN MLB 63 14 14 1 2
Career 149 132 2 2 1 14

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4 Lofa Tatupu, Mike Singletary*, E.J. Holub, Derrick Brooks*, Rickey Jackson*, Jeff Siemon, Isiah Robertson, Tim Harris, Archie Matsos, Junior Seau*
5 Sherrill Headrick, Nick Buoniconti*, Junior Seau*, Mike Singletary*, Mike Stratton, Jack Lambert*, Isiah Robertson, Phil Villapiano, Rickey Jackson*, DeMarcus Ware
6 Sherrill Headrick, Rickey Jackson*, Nick Buoniconti*, Mike Stratton, Jack Lambert*, Chip Banks, DeMarcus Ware, Jeff Siemon, Phil Villapiano, Cornelius Bennett
7 Nick Buoniconti*, Zach Thomas, Chad Brown, Isiah Robertson, Jack Lambert*, DeMarcus Ware, Junior Seau*, Mike Singletary*, Jack Ham*, Lance Briggs
8 Nick Buoniconti*, Jack Lambert*, Isiah Robertson, Chad Brown, Randy Gradishar, Rickey Jackson*, DeMarcus Ware, Lance Briggs, Junior Seau*, Mike Stratton
9 Isiah Robertson, Nick Buoniconti*, Chad Brown, Rickey Jackson*, Randy Gradishar, Levon Kirkland, Sherrill Headrick, Sam Mills, DeMarcus Ware, Joey Porter
10 Sam Mills, Nick Buoniconti*, Chad Brown, Joey Porter, Isiah Robertson, Seth Joyner, Chris Hanburger*, Bill Bergey, Levon Kirkland, Mo Lewis
11 Chris Hanburger*, Chad Brown, Joey Porter, Sam Mills, Seth Joyner, Jessie Armstead, Harry Carson*, Nick Buoniconti*, Isiah Robertson, Maxie Baughan
Career Jessie Armstead, Joey Porter, Karl Mecklenburg, Bobby Bell*, Terrell Suggs, Levon Kirkland, Bill Bergey, Chad Brown, Kevin Greene, Chris Spielman

Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year Lg Value (Rank/All-Time)

All-Pro Teams