Player Profiles



Josh                               Lambert
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Josh
Lambert
Class: r-So.
Hometown: Garland, Texas
Height: 5-11
Weight: 215
Sport: Football
Position: K/P

Biography

2014 (r-So.)
• Two-year starter at kicker
• Lou Groza Award finalist
• Named All-American second team once, third team twice and fourth team twice
• All-Big 12 Conference First Team selection by the AP and second team by the coaches
• Holds NCAA record for most field goals made of 40 yards or more in a season (16)
• Tied the NCAA season record for most contests with multiple field goals made in a game (10)
• No. 2 kicker in the nation in scoring (135)
• Made the most field goals nationally in 2014 (30)
• Tied the WVU season record for most field goals made (30) with Paul Woodside
• No. 1 in the Big 12 and No. 1 nationally in field goals made per game (2.31)
• Ranked No. 5 in the Big 12 in field goal percentage (.769)
• Ranked No. 8 nationally in scoring (10.4), No. 2 in Big 12 scoring and No. 2 in Big 12 scoring by kickers
• Led team in scoring with 135 points, which was a WVU record for kick scoring in a season
• Four straight games (Oklahoma, Kansas, Texas Tech, Baylor) with a field goal of more than 50 yards
•  Was 4-for-5 on field goals of 50 or more yards in 2014
• Named Lou Groza Award Star of the Week and Big 12 Special Teams’ Co-Player of the Week for his performance at Texas Tech
• His 54-yard field goal vs. Baylor gave him four field goals of 50 yards or more for the season and five overall, which tied him with Paul
  Woodside for the most in school history
• Career-long 55-yard field goal at Texas Tech was his second game-winner of the season and third of his career. The kick tied a school
   record and marked the longest road field goal in school history.
• Strong AutoZone Liberty Bowl game with field goals of 32, 40 and 31 yards
• Three field goals at Iowa State (46, 32, 43)
• Hit field goals of 47 and 25 yards vs. Kansas State
• 3-of-3 in field goals vs. TCU (21, 44 and 23 yards)
• Field goals of 43 and 39 yards at Oklahoma State
• Hit for field goals of 42, 38 and 55 yards at Texas Tech
• Connected on four field goals vs. Kansas in the first half, including a career second-best 53-yarder
• His then career long 54-yard field goal against No. 4 Oklahoma was second-longest in school history
• Hit 47-yard game-winning field goal, as time expired, at Maryland, marking the second game-winning field goal of his career
• Good start to the season by connecting on FGs of 20, 42 and 41 yards vs. Alabama, finishing 3-of-4 for the game
 
2013 (r-Fr.)
Team’s leading scorer with 86 points
• Connected on 17-of-23 field goals, including a long of 50 yards
• Hit 13 of his last 15 attempts, including 10 straight at one point
• Hit 35-of-36 extra point attempts
• Named WVU and Big 12 Special Teams Player of the Week for his performance at TCU
• Ranked No. 4 in the Big 12 and No. 13 nationally in field goals made per game
• Ranked No. 7 in Big 12 scoring for kickers
• Ranked No. 8 overall in Big 12 scoring
• No. 6 in Big 12 field goal percentage (73.9)
• Field goals of 49, 41 and 26 yards vs. Iowa State
• WVU Special Teams Champion: TCU
• Kicked 34-yard game-winning field goal in overtime at TCU
• Overall, made field goals of 24, 42 and 34 yards at TCU
• Career long 50-yard field goal at Kansas State
• Field goals of 33 and 30 yards vs. Texas Tech
• Hit three of five FG attempts vs. OSU with a long of 45 yards
• Accounted for 12 of 30 points against OSU
• Connected on field goals of 42 and 23 yards vs. Georgia State
• Hit for a 22-yard field goal against William & Mary
 
2012 (Fr.)
• Redshirted
 
High School
• Two-year starter for coach Jeff Jordan at Garland High
• Named All-District 10-5A first team kicker as a senior
• Texas Nike Spring Camp semifinalist
• Chris Sailer National Kicking Event Field Goal Last Man Standing champion,
• Finished 2011, making 9-of-16 field goals, including conversions from 47 yards, 48 yards and 51 yards
• Made 6-of-10 field goals in 2010, including the longest field goal in school history with a 53 yarder against Duncanville
• Split time as a punter, averaging 36 yards per punt on 11 punts for 391 yards
 
Personal
• Birthday is December 4
• Son of Chris and Rhonda Lambert
• Majoring in criminology

Related Articles

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Posted: 7.15.15

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Posted: 7.9.15

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Posted: 12.2.14


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