32-Year Old Veteran Kicker Announces Retirement After Storied Career

Former NFL and MLS kicker Josh Lambo has announced his retirement from professional sports at the age of 32.

Lambo began his athletic career as a soccer goalkeeper and was drafted as a top 10 pick for FC Dallas of Major League Soccer at the age of 17. However, he decided to switch to American football and attended Texas A&M.

After going undrafted in the NFL, he signed with the San Diego Chargers as an undrafted free agent in 2015 and spent two seasons with the team before being signed by the Jacksonville Jaguars in 2017.

During his time with the Jaguars, Lambo was one of the most reliable kickers in the league, converting 76 of 80 field goals and 73 of 81 extra points.

He was even named a Second Team All-Pro in 2019 after missing just one of 34 field goal attempts and one of his 20 extra point attempts. Lambo made history with the Jaguars, ranking third in the team's history for the most field goals made.

However, Lambo's time with the Jaguars ended on a sour note in 2021 after he accused former head coach Urban Meyer of kicking him during warmups before a preseason game and making derogatory comments.

Meyer was fired less than 24 hours after Lambo's allegations, and the kicker even sued the team over the incident. Lambo had a brief stint on the Pittsburgh Steelers' practice squad before playing one game for the Tennessee Titans in 2022.

Despite his successful career as a kicker, Lambo has decided to retire from both the NFL and MLS and pursue new opportunities as a speaker and author.

He hopes to help others achieve their goals and start a new chapter in his life.

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