Vols' Izauea Lanier ineligible for 2012
Redshirt junior defensive back Izauea Lanier is ineligible for the 2012 season, Tennessee announced Thursday.
Lanier was expected to compete for the starting cornerback job. No explanation for his ineligibility was given in a release by the university.
Lanier, from Gordo, Ala., played in all 12 games for the Vols last season, starting nine. He recorded 48 tackles, good for sixth on the team, and broke up four passes.
MORE COLLEGE FOOTBALL HEADLINES
- NCAA prez Emmert: Food rule was 'absurd'
- NCAA proposes hardship transfers sit 1 year
- Texas AD: Union push 'smells' of attorneys
- Broncos' visits to Bama catch NFL's attention
MOST SENT STORIES ON ESPN.COM
- adidas Men's Tennessee Volunteers Tennessee Orange 2013 Football Schedule T-Shirt