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Lanning finalist for Hornung Award

Iowa State linebacker and quarterback Joel Lanning is one of four finalists for the Paul Hornung Award, presented annually to the most versatile player in college football.

Lanning joins Penn State's Saquon Barkley, Washington's Dante Pettis and North Carolina State's Nyheim Hines as finalists announced Thursday by the Louisville Sports Commission.

The senior from Ankeny, Iowa, currently ranks ninth nationally with an average of 10.4 tackles per game in his first season as a linebacker for the Cyclones and is currently the team's third-leading rusher including a 3-of-3 success rate in conversions when he carries on fourth down.

Lanning continues to play on offense, defense and special teams for Iowa State. He has been on the field for 713 snaps this season, 590 on defense, 93 on special teams and 30 on offense.

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