Position
Offensive Guard
Height
6'5
Weight
310 lbs.
Class
Junior
Hometown
Rosenberg, Texas
High School
Lamar Consolidated HS

1997 Outland Trophy Finalist
1997 First-Team All-American (AP, FWAA, Walter Camp Foundation, Sporting News, Football News)
1997 First-Team All-SEC (SEC Coaches, AP, Football News)
1997 Playboy Magazine Preseason All-America Team
1996 Second-Team All-America (Football News)
1996 First-Team All-SEC (SEC Coaches, AP, Football News)
1995 Knoxville News-Sentinel Freshman All-SEC Team

CAREER
A consensus All-American and Outland Trophy finalist in his junior season of 1997, he chose to enter the NFL draft prior to his senior campaign … One of the primary reasons the Tigers led the SEC in rushing in 1996 and 1997 … Started 36 straight games at right guard for the Tigers … Redshirted true freshman season of 1994.

JUNIOR SEASON (1997)
One of three Outland Trophy finalists … A consensus All-American … Named first-team All-America by the Associated Press, Football News, the Football Writers Association of America, Walter Camp Foundation and Sporting News … Winner of the 1997 Jacobs Award, given annually to the best blocker in the SEC, as selected by the league’s coaches … Started all 36 career games at right guard, including three bowl wins … Graded out at higher than 90 percent in 1997 … Allowed only one QB sack in 1997 … Graded out at 100 percent in pass block in win over Florida … Is very versatile and can also play tackle if called upon … Played both guard and tackle vs. UTEP and Ole Miss … 1997 Playboy Magazine Preseason All-American.

SOPHOMORE SEASON (1996)
Consensus first-team All-SEC guard … Named second-team All-America by Football News … Named first-team All-SEC by Football News … Has started every game at right guard … Graded out at higher than 90 percent in 712 snaps in LSU’s 11 games, according to line coach Hal Hunter … An outstanding performer throughout the season, beginning with the season opener against Houston, grading at 92 percent that game … Made flying tackle to save TD on a Houston fumble return.

REDSHIRT FRESHMAN SEASON (1995)
A young and budding star for the Tigers, he started all 11 games at right guard … One of the top young linemen in the conference, he was named Freshman All-SEC by the Knoxville News-Sentinel in 1995 … Saw action on 762 offensive plays from scrimmage in 1995, the most of any LSU player on offense.

HIGH SCHOOL
One of the highest-rated offensive linemen in Texas … Blocked for a pair of 1,000-yard rushers his senior season … Voted Greater Houston Offensive Player of the Year by the Houston Touchdown Club … Rated in state’s Top 100 by Houston Chronicle and Dallas Morning News … Named All-Greater Houston by the Houston Post and the Houston Chronicle … Named to the Orlando Sentinel All-South Team … Played high school football under head coach Don Landes … Led his Class 5A team to 11-1-1 record and a semifinal berth in the state playoffs his senior season … Also participates in the discus throw in track … Born in New Orleans and attended John Curtis for four years.

PERSONAL
Full name is Alan Joseph Faneca, Jr. … Born December 7, 1976 in New Orleans, La. … Parents are Alan and Liane Faneca … Has one sibling – Cheryl.

 

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