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Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Draft Preview: Josh Lambo

Among the kickers eligible for this year's NFL draft, or signing as an undrafted free agent thereafter, is Texas A&M's Josh Lambo. He ranks in the top ten in the majority of the various draft rankings.

Excerpts from Lambo's profile page on the Aggies' website:

2014 Senior Season
  • Connected on an amazing 97.0 percent of all his placekicks
  • enters bowl game with streak of 103 successful extra point tries
  • increased his career long twice in 2014 -- first with a 47-yarder vs. Rice and then with a 50-yarder vs. SMU
  • his career field goal percentage of 83.3 percent is on pace to make him the most accurate placekicker in school history (current record is 78.8 by Randy Bullock from 2008-11)
  • matched the school record of 10 PATs by hitting 10-of-10 vs. Lamar.
2013 Junior Season
  • Became a regular as the Aggies’ placekicker during the SMU game (Sept. 21) when he nailed a 40-yard field goal
  • was given the game ball after the Ole Miss game (Oct. 12) where he scored the game-winning field goal from 33 yards as time expired
  • longest kick of his career was a 45-yard field goal against Duke (Dec. 31)
  • named to the 2013 SEC Fall Academic Honor Roll.
2012 Sophomore Season
  • Saw action against South Carolina State (Sept. 22) and at Auburn (Oct. 27) ... Kicked the first extra point of his career against SCSU, and added a second against the Tigers Athletic history
  • transferred to Texas A&M from Collin College
Soccer Career
  • Signed a Generation Adidas contract to live and train in Bradenton, Fla., for early entry into Major League Soccer
  • trained under USMNT keeper Tim Howard during Everton’s U.S. tour in 2006
  • played for the U.S. U-17 team from 2005-2007
  • drafted eighth overall by FC Dallas in the 2008 MLS Draft, where he played in the reserve division… started three games and played in seven before breaking his jaw
  • acquired by FC Tampa Bay in the 2010 MLS Superdraft … started in six games, including a 2-1 victory over the Carolina RailHawks in his MLS debut … 
  • waived by Dallas in 2011
High School: Edison Academic Center

College Stats:
2014: 13 of 15 (86.7%) FGs; 59 of 59 PATs; 98 points
2013: 8 of 10 (80.0%) FGs; 50 of 51 PATs; 74 points
2012: 0 of 0 (0%) FGs; 2 of 2 PATs; 2 points

Back in February, Lambo discussed his experience at the NFL Scouting Combine:
“It would be a huge blessing (to play in the NFL) and be a very, very cool thing to put up on my resume and potentially join a pretty elite list of players and great athletes. It’s awesome to have a chance to get back on a national platform as far as athletically. I’m looking forward to it....
I went to the MLS combine back in 2008 and this is just a little bit different. It’s been good. It’s been a good experience, meeting a lot of good people and just getting exposure to what the NFL is really like.” 

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