Fanney signed with Alabama in 2004. He redshirted in 2005 and played in just one game in 2006. He played in 10 games and had seven tackles in 2007, but started all 14 games last season. He recorded nine tackles for losses and one sack.
Fanney will play defensive end at UNA, which is very similar to the linebacker position he played at Alabama.
Fanney joins Lions