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Forrest Lamp

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Height: 
6-4

Weight:

309

Age

23
Western Kentucky
Rookie

The Chargers drafted heralded offensive lineman Forrest Lamp from Western Kentucky University in the second round of the 2017 NFL Draft.

Biography

The Chargers drafted heralded offensive lineman Forrest Lamp from Western Kentucky University in the second round of the 2017 NFL Draft.

One of the nation’s elite offensive linemen, Lamp made his case as the best offensive lineman - and one of the best overall players - in school history with a stellar senior campaign in 2016. Lamp started 12 of 14 games for the Hilltoppers at left tackle and did not allow a sack for the second consecutive season. For the season, Lamp allowed just four quarterback pressures over 558 pass attempts. Lamp became WKU’s first ever USA Today All-American and just the second Associated Press All-American of the FBS era.

Lamp left WKU with four rings, three consecutive bowl champions, two consecutive C-USA championships and his degree from the University. In the process, he helped block for the school’s single-season record holder in passing yards, passing touchdowns, rushing touchdowns, receiving yards, receiving touchdowns, total touchdowns and points scored.

A two-time team captain, Lamp earned all-conference accolades in 2015 and 2016. He was on the Outland Trophy Watch List in 2016 and the Lombardi Watch List in 2015.

Lamp was rated as a two-star recruit by both Rivals.com and Scout.com. Lamp helped lead Venice High School to a 17-6 mark in his final two seasons with the Indians, playing both ways, serving on the offensive and the defensive line in his senior season.

TRANSACTION HISTORY: Second-round pick by Chargers (38th overall), April 28, 2017...signed four-year contract, May 11.

COLLEGE: 2016 USA Today second-team All-American, Associated Press third-team All-American, 2015 and 2016 Pro Football Focus All-American...a two-time team captain...named first-team All-Conference USA in 2015 and 2016...did not allow a sack in two straight seasons at WKU...allowed just four quarterback pressures over 558 pass attempts in 2016...left WKU with four rings, three consecutive bowl champions, two consecutive C-USA championships and his degree from the University...started out his collegiate career at right guard...started 51 games over the course of his career.

PERSONAL: Born in Venice, Fla. ...attended Venice High School...rated as a two-star recruit by both Rivals.com and Scout.com...was named a member of the South Team in the FACA North-South All-Star Game in 2011...helped lead Venice High School to a 17-6 mark in his final two seasons with the Indians, playing both ways, serving on the offensive and the defensive line in his senior season...was honored as a First-Team All-State performer and First-Team All-Area following his senior campaign.