Truman State punter Jacob Lamp has been selected as the Great Lakes Valley Conference Special Teams Player of the Week. Lamp averaged 45.2 on four punts with a long of 55 in the Bulldogs 24-23 victory over William Penn (Iowa) on Saturday night. Lamp, a Kirksville native, is averaging 45.5 yards on 15 punts in his first full season as the Bulldog punter.
Of his 15 punts, six have gone for 50-plus yards and nine have been placed inside the opponent's 20 yard line. Only two punts have been returned this season for a total of one yard. Lamp is sixth in Division II in punting average and the Bulldogs as a team are fifth in the NCAA in net punting average. On Saturday against the Statesmen, Lamp's first punt was his shortest of the night at 33 yards but was placed inside the William Penn two.
He then had punts of 44 and 48 yards before hammering a 55 yard punt in the fourth quarter to help switch field positions. This is Lamp's first weekly award and the second for the Bulldogs this season after Tremaine Millender earned special team honors following a week one victory over Southwest Baptist.