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#7 Joel Lanning
Position: Quarterback
Height: 6'2"
Weight: 232
Year: Redshirt Junior
Hometown: Ankeny, Iowa
High School: Ankeny
Experience: 1 Letter
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Joel Lanning
Release: 06/06/2013

Took over starting duties at QB for the final five games … completed 107-of-193 pass attempts for 1,247 yards and 10 TDs in 11 games played … second-leading rusher on the team with 330 yards … rushed for four TDs … completed his only pass attempt vs. TCU in a 74-yard TD toss, the second-longest play from scrimmage during the season … relieved starter Sam Richardson late in the first half vs. Baylor, helping the Cyclones outscore the Bears on the road, 27-10 the rest of the way … tied his career high with three TD passes on 12-of-17 attempts for 144 yards vs. BU … won his first career start vs. Texas, helping the Cyclones blank the Longhorns, 24-0 … threw for 188 yards (19-of-37) and a TD and rushed for 64 yards on 13 carries vs. UT … threw for a season-high 260 yards vs. Oklahoma … guided ISU in a near upset of nationally ranked Oklahoma State by throwing for 162 yards on 11-of-22 attempts … rushed for 130 yards and two TDs vs. the Cowboys, the fifth-best single-game rushing effort by a Cyclone QB in school history … threw for three TD passes and 210 yards at Kansas State … also rushed for a TD and 68 yards vs. the Wildcats … had his six-game streak of throwing a TD pass broken in the final game of the year vs. West Virginia.

Played in one game on special teams.

Redshirted initial collegiate season.

High School
Chose Iowa State over offer from Nebraska … three-star recruit according to and ESPN … ranked as second-best prospect among class of 2013 in Iowa according to ESPN … four-year letter winner at Ankeny … Des Moines Register Class 4-A Player of the Year … first-team Elite All-State senior year … named first-team All-Conference junior and senior seasons … received second-team All-Conference honors as a sophomore … led Ankeny to a 14-0 record and state championship in 2012 … tallied 3,384 total yards and 39 total touchdowns (22 passing and 17 rushing) during senior season … set school record in passing yards at 2,315 … set school record for rushing yards by a quarterback at 1,082 … threw for 1,723 yards and rushed for 636 yards as a junior … threw for 1,230 yards and had 669 yards rushing as a sophomore … coached at Ankeny by Jerry Pezzetti ... also competed in baseball and wrestling … two-time first-team All-State baseball selection … all-state wrestler … played on 2012 Iowa state champion baseball team.

Born Nov. 18, 1994 … son of Dana and Lisa Lanning … brother Jeff played minor league baseball in the Philadelphia Phillies organization … liberal studies major.
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