Written by Matt Wixon
Former Garland kicker Josh Lambert, whose kick beat TCU on Saturday, thriving at West Virginia
TCU fans don't have good memories of West Virginia kicker Josh Lambert from Saturday, when the redshirt freshman hit a 35-yard field goal in overtime to win the game.
But I'm happy to see Lambert doing well. Back when Lambert was a junior at Garland, I did a story on him after he kicked three field goals of more than 50 yards in a season, including a school-record 53-yarder.
"We've been fortunate to have some really good kickers come through here over the years, but he's right up there with them," Garland coach Jeff Jordan said at the time. "He can really the blast the football."
Despite that, Lambert didn't have a Division I scholarship offer on national signing day in 2012. But after West Virginia saw a video of him kicking, he was offered a scholarship the day after signing day.
Things are going pretty well now for Lambert. He he has made nine consecutive field goals ranging in distance between 21 to 50 yards, and he is 13 for 17 this season with only one miss from inside 50 yards.
You can read more about him in this story from the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.