1 Mike Lanese

Mike Lanese Ohio State 1985
Nationality
usa United States
Position
FL, ST, TB
Height
6'0"
Weight
186
Birthday
7/6/1964
Hometown
Mayfield, OH
High School
Mayfield
Past Teams
Ohio State
Seasons
1982, 1983, 1984, 1985

Post-OSU Update: After leaving Ohio State, Mike Lanese spent some time in the military. He is currently the CEO and co-founder of OnSeen, a mobile workforce management platform. (updated: Feb. 2024)

Pronunciation: Luh-NEECE

Major: Pre-law (1985), Pre-med (1983-84)

Weight: 186 (1985), 190 (1984), 188 (1983), 185 (1982)

1985 Media Guide: The top punt returnee on the team … his sure hands and the ability to get open make him a difficult man to cover … an honor student throughout college.

1984: Came into his own as a pass receiver with 41 catches for 618 yards … started all 12 games and played 301.5 minutes … his diving, twisting reception of a third and 12 pass while double-covered against Michigan, was one of the memorable receptions in Ohio Stadium history … averaged 9.8 yards per try on six carries, scoring twice.

1984 Media Guide: Caught six passes in the 1984 Spring Game in Dayton … has earned a starting job at flanker this fall … an honor student in pre-med … has the ability to get open and make great catches.

1983: Lettered as a combination tailback and flanker.

1983 Media Guide: Prefers to play tailback but will play flanker if needed … missed virtually all of spring drills because of a hamstring pull.

1982: Lettered as a freshman as a member of the specialty teams and as a reserve tailback.

1982 Media Guide: A dangerous punt and kickoff return specialist … has good speed and change of direction.

High School: Came to Ohio State as a tailback, where he ran for 1,417 yards and scored 12 touchdowns for Mayfield High and was all-Ohio … played safety earlier in his career.

Personal: Admires Gayle Sayers and Walter Payton … a golf caddie in the summer … hobby is collecting comic books.

Offense

SeasonTeamGGSRush AttRush YdsRush AvgRush TDRecRec YdsRec AvgRec TDLngFumLostFRKRKR YdsKR TDPRFCPR YdsPR AvgPR TD
1982Ohio State900000155.005NANA000010-3-3.00
1983Ohio State120461.50000061100005NA295.80
1984Ohio State12126599.824161815.11373211170137786.00
1985Ohio State12123175.703155217.857500000000000
Total-452413826.3273117516.1675NANA1117019NA1045.50

Defense

SeasonTeamGGSTklSoloAsstFRKRKR YdsKR TDPRFCPR YdsPR AvgPR TD
1982Ohio State90000000010-3-3.00
1983Ohio State12000000005NA295.80
1984Ohio State121222011170137786.00
1985Ohio State1212110000000000
Total-45243301117019NA1045.50