NFL kicker Josh Lambo announced Friday morning that he was hanging up his cleats — both soccer cleats and soccer cleats. At 32, he retired from professional sport.
“Today I officially retire from professional sports,” Lambo wrote on Twitter. “4 years in MLS and 7 in the NFL have taken me to things I could only dream of, and now I want to help others achieve their goals by becoming a speaker and author. Thanks to the fans who have supported me like this than to teammates I’ve worked (with).”
While Lambo was a first-round pick from FC Dallas, he was not drafted into the NFL by Texas A&M in 2015. Lambo debuted with the San Diego Chargers and played in all 16 games in the 2015 and 2016, converting 52 of 64 field goals and 70 of 78 extra points.
Lambo signed with the Jacksonville Jaguars in 2017 and played 46 games for the franchise. In all, he converted 76 of 83 field goals and 73 of 81 extra points. In 2019, Lambo was named second team All-Pro after missing just one of 34 field goal attempts and one of 20 extra point attempts.
While Lambo’s career isn’t defined by what happened in his final season in Jacksonville, he provided the straw that broke the camel’s back when it came to Urban Meyer’s disastrous tenure. , as the kicker accused the Jaguars first-year head coach. to kick him before the team’s final preseason game that year. Meyer was fired less than 24 hours after Lambo’s allegations. Lambo actually sued the Jaguars about the incident.
Lambo is retiring after scoring the third most field goals in Jaguars history behind Josh Scobee and Mike Hollis. He never missed a basket for Jacksonville between 20 and 39 yards.
Lambo ended his NFL career with rival Tennessee Titans in 2022. He kicked off a game — an upset Thursday night win over the Green Bay Packers — where Lambo converted 3 of 4 extra points.