The UK football team held their annual Blue-White Spring Game
Primarily a kicker but can also handle punting if needed ... Coachable and a hard worker who showed improvement in spring practice ... Nailed a 31-yard field goal and also had a 43-yard punt in the Blue/White Spring Game.
2012 (Freshman): Redshirted.
High School: Played wide receiver, cornerback, kicker and punter for Lakes Community High School ... Helped lead the Eagles to conference championship senior season ... Named all-conference and No. 1 punter in area ... Averaged 44.6 yards per punt, while converting on 9-of-12 field goal attempts with an 85 percent touchback rate senior season ... Averaged 41.3 yards per punt (junior) and 39.4 yards per punt (sophomore) ... Three-year letterwinner and two-year starter ... Combined 24-12 record over final three years of high school ... Coached by Luke Mertens ... Three-year letterwinner as a shooting guard in basketball ... Named all-conference and all-area as a junior ... Lettered one year in track, competing in the triple, long and high jump events ... Member of Athletes Committed to Excellence and attended the Student Athlete Leadership Conference.
Personal: Born in Lake Forest, Ill. ... Son of David and Priscilla Blain ... Major is special education
Community Cats: Participated in packing and delivery food for God's Pantry program (2012-13) ... Assisted with Big Blue U Move-In (2012).
Tanner Says ... Other than the NFL, my dream job is: special education teacher ... I couldn't live without: my parents ... My game-day superstition is: wash my cleats ... The coolest thing about being at UK is: it's my dream to play Division I football ... The one thing I like most about football is: the brotherhood.