Western Kentucky offensive lineman Forrest Lamp becomes the highest-rated draftee in program history

Forrest Lamp is headed to the Los Angeles Chargers

With the 38th pick of the NFL Draft, the Los Angeles Chargers selected offensive lineman Forrest Lamp of Western Kentucky.

Former two-star prospect out of Venice, Fla., Lamp departs for the NFL as the highest draft pick in Hilltopper history.  The 6-foot-4, 300-pound lineman was a second team All-American selection by USA Today and ProFootballFocus, as well as third team choice by the Associated Press.  He was a first team Conference USA selection as both a junior and senior.

As the No. 38 selection, the sixth in the second round, Lamp also becomes the highest-drafted offensive lineman in Conference USA history.

A starter in 51 games during his WKU career, Lamp did not allow a sack during his final two seasons on The Hill.

The previously highest NFL selection from Western Kentucky belonged to cornerback Joseph Jefferson, who was a third round selection by the Indianapolis Colts in 2002.


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