Former Jacksonville Jaguars kicker Josh Lambo, who is sixth in franchise history in scoring, announced his retirement from the NFL on Friday morning.
Lambo, 32, began his professional sports career as a soccer goalkeeper and was a top 10 draft pick for FC Dallas of Major League Soccer. But after three seasons without appearing in an MLS game, he retired from the sport. He switched his attention to football and eventually earned a spot on the San Diego Chargers as an undrafted free agent.
After two seasons with the Chargers, Lambo was signed by the Jaguars in 2017 following struggles by Jason Myers. Lambo made 76 of 80 field goals over the next three and a half seasons with the Jaguars.
Lambo’s tenure with the Jaguars ended in 2021 after he started the season by missing his first three field goals and two of his first seven extra point attempts. He then had a brief stint with the Tennessee Titans in 2022 before he was waived in November.
The end of Lambo’s time in Jacksonville was marred by a dispute with head coach Urban Meyer. According to Lambo, Meyer kicked him during warmups before a preseason game and told him, “Hey dips–t, make your f–king kicks!”
Lambo has an active lawsuit against the Jaguars over the incident and his subsequent struggles in the 2022 season. The suit was dismissed by a Duval County judge in November, but an amended complaint was filed by Lambo later that month.
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Story originally appeared on Jaguars Wire