Offensive Guard
Height: 6'5"
Weight: 310lbs.
Class: Junior
City/State: Rosenberg, Texas
High School: Lamar Consolidated HS
Experience: 3 Letters


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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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