Forrest Lamp Becomes Highest Draft Selection in Program History; Second Round to the Los Angeles Chargers
Dec. 20, 2016
2016 Team Captain
2016 USA Today Second Team All-American
2016 Associated Press Third Team All-American
2016 ProFootballFocus Second Team All-American
2016 First Team All-Conference USA
2016 Preseason All-C-USA
2016 Outland Trophy Watch List
2016 Wuerffel Trophy Watch List
2016 Preseason All-C-USA First Team (Athlon)
2015 Team Captain
2015 Second Team All American (Pro Football Focus)
2015 First Team All-Conference USA
2015 First Team All-Conference USA (Phil Steele)
2015 Rotary Lombardi Award Watch List
2014 Third Team All-Conference USA (Phil Steele)
2014 Honorable Mention All-Conference USA
2013 Honorable Mention All-Sun Belt Conference
2016 (r-Sr.): 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, missing the Vanderbilt and Houston Baptist games due to an ankle injury, 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. He attended the Reese's Senior Bowl and NFL Scouting Combine following the season, becoming WKU's first-ever offensive lineman to participate in either event. The capper to Lamp's stellar career came in the final game of the season as he caught a nine-yard lateral from quarterback Mike White and raced into the endzone for a touchdown in the Boca Raton Bowl. 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.
2015 (r-Jr.): WKU's top offensive lineman heading into 2015, Lamp exceeded expectations as a redshirt junior with another stalwart season on the left side. A First Team All-Conference USA performer, Lamp extended his consecutive start streak to 39 games, including 36 straight at left tackle. Lamp was a Second Team All American by ProFootballFocus.com which regularly labeled the tackle as one of the country's best, including the top tackle from the Group of 5 leagues. As a junior, Lamp did not allow a tackle and just 11 quarterback pressures while also anchoring a line that finished the year No. 19 nationally in Sacks Allowed, with just 16 despite 554 dropbacks, the seventh-best percentage nationally and second among teams with 500 or more passing attempts. He was voted a team captain as a junior by his teammates.
2014 (r-So.): Lamp graded out as WKU's best lineman in 2014 and started all 13 games at left tackle during his All-Conference USA season. Lamp has started every game in his Hilltopper career (25 games) and has been WKU's starting left tackle in 22 consecutive games. His protection enabled WKU to set 49 team records in 2014, and he has been a part of the school's single-season total passing offense records in each of the past two seasons.
2013 (r-Fr.): Lamp, a 2013 All-Sun Belt Honorable Mention team member, was a starter from day one of his redshirt season, starting all 12 games for the Hilltoppers. Lamp began the year as the team's primary right guard but shifted to left tackle for the final nine games of the season. He was one of three redshirt freshman to start on the offensive line in the final three games of the season, contributing to a returning bunch in 2014 was plenty of experience under their belts.
2012 (Fr.): Lamp redshirted in his first season on The Hill.
HS/Misc.: Lamp was rated as a two-star recruit by both Rivals.com and Scout.com. He was named a member of the South Team in the FACA North-South All-Star Game in 2011. 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. He was honored as a First-Team All-State performer and First-Team All-Area following his senior campaign.