Ex-soccer player Josh Lambo hopes to make Chargers as kicker

SAN DIEGO (AP) Josh Lambo's soccer career ended sooner than he would have liked, so he turned to football.

After the performance he had Saturday night for the San Diego Chargers, he might have a chance of making it in the NFL as a rookie.

Lambo kicked a game-winning field goal of 47 yards as time expired at Arizona, as well as kicks of 53 and 43 yards. He also showed a strong leg on kickoffs, which the Chargers need.

The Chargers still have two weeks to decide if they'll keep both Lambo and incumbent Nick Novak, who struggled on kickoffs last year, or if they'll keep just one kicker.

Says Lambo: ''This is an opportunity for me to make an impact on a national stage and be the best at what I do.''


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