UCLA - This talented player has an exciting future along the offensive line ... Will move to the right side during Spring Practice ... Lanis has starting experience in each of the last two seasons (18 games).
2007 - Made six starts as a redshirt sophomore ... Came off the bench at Stanford in the season opener and played both tackle positions ... Did the same versus BYU, Utah and Washington ... Started at Oregon State but did not play in the second half when his right knee tightened up ... Played off the bench versus Notre Dame, California and Washington State ... Returned to the starting left tackle spot at Arizona and also started against Arizona State, Oregon and USC ... Started at right tackle in the Las Vegas Bowl ... Named second-team Pac-10 All-Academic for the second straight season.
2006 - As a redshirt freshman, he started the first 12 games of the year, missing the Emerald Bowl due to a fracture of his left ulna ... Played virtually every snap in 11 of his starts, missing the second half against Rice ... Overall, he played at least 60 snaps in nine of his 12 games ... A standout on and off the field, he was named to the Pac-10 All-Academic second team ... On the field, he was selected second-team Freshman All-America by CollegeFootballNews.com and Scout.com ... Also named to The Sporting News Pac-10 All-Freshman team and was Freshman All-America honorable mention by the same publication ... Lanis was co-winner of UCLA's John Boncheff, Jr. Memorial Award for Rookie of the Year. 2005 - Did not see action in his first year in the program and has two seasons of eligibility remaining ... Enrolled in Spring of 2005 and was able to take advantage of the off-season conditioning program.
HIGH SCHOOL - Earned four varsity letters for coach Robert Garrett at Crenshaw High School in Los Angeles ... Saw action at offensive tackle, guard, center and defensive tackle ... Parade All-American ... PrepStar Dream Team selection and ranked No. 7 nationally among offensive linemen ... SuperPrep All-American and No. 35 OL nationally ... SuperPrep All-California (No. 27 player) ... Rated No. 70 player nationally by collegefootballnews.com ... Rated No. 11 offensive lineman nationally by collegefootballnews.com ... Four-star selection by rivals.com ... Ranked No. 27 player in California by scout.com ... Rated No. 7 player in California by rivals.com ... Ranked No. 44 player nationally by rivals.com ... Rated No. 6 nationally among offensive tackles by rivals.com ... Four-star selection by scout.com ... Rated No. 28 offensive lineman nationally by scout.com ... Ranked No. 9 nationally among offensive tackles by Tom Lemming (ESPN.com) ... Member of Tacoma News-Tribune Western 100 ... First-team All-State (Cal-Hi Sports) ... L.A. Times All-Star Team ... L.A. Times All-Central City and Central City Lineman of the Year ... CIF-L. A. City 4A co-Offensive Lineman of the Year ... Long Beach Press Telegram Best in the West first team ... Played in the CaliFlorida All-Star Game ... Most dominant lineman in L.A. City Section ... Pre-season No. 29 player in West by scout.com ... Pre-season No. 40 player in CA/NV/HI by SuperPrep.
PERSONAL - Full Name: Aleksey Leonidovich Lanis ... Born: April 18, 1986 in Tyumen, Russia ... Parents: Leonid (deceased) and Tatyana Lanis ... Has one sister, Oksana ... Lanis and his wife Erica have one son, Christopher ... Lists his biggest thrill in sports as helping his team come back from a 12-0 deficit to defeat Dorsey High in the final seconds of a contest during his sophomore season ... Lists basketball's Shaquille O'Neal as the athlete he admires because he is the dominant player in his sport ... Hobbies include playing basketball and hanging out with friends ... Math (Calculus) is his favorite class ... Lists Accounting or Auditing as possible career objectives ... Director's Honor Roll in Spring 2005, Fall 2005, Winter 2006, Spring 2006, Winter 2007, Spring 2007 and Fall 2007 ... Business/Economics major.