Two-time member of Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll.
2009 (True Freshman): Walk-on linebacker played in 11 of 12 games, primarily on special teams, as true freshman in 2009... Earned first collegiate letter... Totaled five tackles (four solo) and one punt block on season... Named to Academic All-Big 12 first team and Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll in fall 2009 and spring 2010... Also earned Baylor Academic Excellence award for special teams... Played in every game but sixth contest at Iowa State (coach's decision)... Saw action at linebacker in win over Northwestern State in third game, played only special teams remainder of year... Had one tackle on special teams in season-opening win at Wake Forest... Made career-high four stops vs. NSU... Blocked a punt in first quarter at Texas A&M in 11th game.
High School: Prepped at Nacogdoches (Texas) High School... Played under head coach Bill Harper... Unanimous first-team All-District 12-4A selection as senior defensive back in 2007... Earned fourth-team All-Smoaky honors at nickel back as senior... Made nine interceptions as senior... Played defensive back and kicker as junior in 2006... Helped team to 6-5 record and DI bi-district championship with 5-2 mark.
Personal: Son of Mark and Leslie Lanier... Full name is James Logan Lanier... Born Jan. 12, 1990, in Nacogdoches, Texas... Majoring in finance.