MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – Earlier this spring, West Virginia head coach Dana Holgorsen announced that starting kicker Josh Lambert was suspended from participating in WVU’s spring football practices for a violation of team rules.
According to FOX Sports reporter Bruce Feldman, Lambert has also been declared ineligible for the first three games of the 2016 season due to a violation of Big 12 eligibility rules.
Per Mike Casazza of the Charleston Gazette, Lambert’s suspension was initially supposed to be longer than just three games. However, WVU appealed the decision and the suspension was reduced.
Lambert, who was a finalist for the Lou Groza Award (for the nation’s best place kicker) in 2014, finished the 2015 season hitting 75 percent of his field goal attempts (21-28) while connecting on 53 of 54 extra point attempts for a total of 116 points.
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