Lamb Named Semifinalist for Draddy Trophy

Oct. 19, 2006

LAWRENCE, Kan. — Kansas senior wide receiver Jonathan Lamb was announced today as a semifinalist for the 2006 Draddy Trophy by the National Football Foundation and the College Hall of Fame. One of college football’s most sought after and competitive awards, the Draddy Trophy recognizes an individual as the absolute best in the country for his combined academic success, football performance and exemplary community leadership.

A native of Lenexa, Kan., Lamb has played in 37 career games as both a wide receiver and safety, where he was named Freshman All-America by the Sporting News in 2003. He has six catches for 98 yards this season, including a career-long 40 yard reception against Nebraska.

Lamb has been named an Academic All-Big 12 pick on three occasions and graduated in May with a degree in human biology. He is curretnly pursuing a second undergrad degree in anthropology and plans on attending medical school.

Lamb currently serves as a volunteer for Heartland Primary Care, the American Red Cross and Habitat for Humanity.

Nominated by their schools, semifinalists must be a senior or graduate student in their final year of eligibility, have a GPA of at least a 3.0 on a 4.0 scale, have outstanding football ability as a first team player and have demonstrated strong leadership and citizenship.

The NFF Awards Committee will select and announce up to 15 finalists on Oct. 26. The winner, also selected by the committee, will be announced at the 49th NFF Awards Dinner on Dec. 5 at the Waldorf-Astoria in New York City. Each finalist will also be recognized that night as part of the 2006 National Scholar-Athlete Class, receiving an $18,000 postgraduate scholarship.

Academic Awards/Honors:
Dean’s List (3.5 term gpa and above): 7 semesters
Academic All Big 12 First Team: 2003,2004, 2005
Athletic Director’s Honor Roll: 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005
University of Kansas Mount Oread Scholar
University of Kansas Chemistry Department Scholar
2003 Mazda Tangerine Bowl Scholar Athlete Award
Member of Golden Key Honor Society

Campus Activities/Leadership/Citizenship:
Volunteer at Heartland Primary Care
Volunteer for American Cancer Society programs
Volunteer at Carondelet Heart Institute
Volunteer for Habitat for Humanity