Undefeated Warrior the Anthony M Lanier II Foundation, Inc. provides support to community-based organizations to promote education, good health, and the development of character, social skills and values that will empower youth in the Savannah Community to recognize and reach their full potential.
Born May 8, 1993 American football defensive end for the Los Angeles Chargers of the National Football League (NFL). He is a graduate of Alabama A&M where he played college football, and was signed by the Washington Redskins as an undrafted free agent in 2016.
After going unselected in the 2016 NFL Draft, Lanier signed with the Washington Redskins on May 6, 2016. Standing out in training camp and the preseason, the team announced he made the 53-man roster on September 3, 2016. In his NFL debut in London in Week 8, Lanier recovered a fumble forced by Chris Baker on Bengals’ quarterback Andy Dalton. He was placed on injured reserve on December 13, 2016.
Lanier was inactive for the first six games of 2017. In Week 11 against the New Orleans Saints, he recorded first career sack on Drew Brees. He would have a breakout performance in Week 15 against the Arizona Cardinals recording two sacks, three pass deflections, and a forced fumble. On September 3, 2018, the Redskins waived/injured Lanier. He went unclaimed in the waiver stage, and reverted to the team’s injured reserve list before being waived with an injury settlement on September 8.
On November 7, 2018, Lanier was signed to the Los Angeles Chargers practice squad. He was promoted to the active roster on December 20, 2018.
On August 31, 2019, Lanier was waived by the Chargers and signed to the practice squad the next day. His practice squad contract with the team expired on January 6, 2020.
Lanier was signed by the New Orleans Saints on August 29, 2020. He was placed on injured reserve on September 5, 2020, and waived with an injury settlement on September 11.
In March of 2021, Lanier signed a one-season contract with the Saskatchewan Roughriders.