2012 (REDSHIRT FRESHMAN): Has played in eight games, totaling four tackles. Western Kentucky: Recorded his first career tackle, making a solo stop in win against the Hilltoppers. Arkansas: Assisted on one tackle in shutout victory at Arkansas. Florida Atlantic: Had a solo tackle in win against the Owls. Missouri: Registered solo tackle in the win.
2011 (REDSHIRT):He redshirted during his first year at Alabama.
HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Fanning is an outstanding athlete out of Georgia who could bolster the Crimson Tide's defensive front ... a four-star prospect who ranked as the No. 14 defensive end by ESPNU coming out of high school ... ranked as the No. 25 defensive end nationally by both Rivals.com and Scout.com ... the No. 21 player in Georgia by Rivals and No. 22 by SuperPrep Magazine ... the nation's No. 20 defensive tackle by Tom Lemming ... SuperPrep ranked the defensive end prospect as the No. 22 player in the state of Georgia ... Fanning chose Alabama over Georgia, Auburn, Clemson, Florida State, North Carolina, South Carolina and Texas Tech.