Nic Abbate, Jacob Lamp and Garrett White concluded their Bulldog football playing careers with some outstanding accomplishments.
Abbate and the Bulldogs set a new single-season high with 76 tackles for loss this past season and for a career. Abbate topped the career charts with 41 during his four seasons. He finished eighth in career quarterback sacks with 18 and was a two-time all-conference selection.
Lamp set the Truman career punting average record with 40.6 yards per punt that was previously held by Robert Fletcher in 1979. Lamp was second in the GLVC in punting average in 2014 at 40.5 yards per punt in 54 attempts with 17 inside the opponents’ 20. He had 11 punts over 50 yards and had a season-long 70-yard boot against Langston (Okla.) on Sept. 13. Both of his single-season averages as punter rank in the top six in Truman single-season history. Lamp earned his second straight first-team all-conference honor.
White’s 1,166 rushing yards in 2014 were the most by a Bulldog back since Jarrett Anderson’s school record total of 2,140 set back in 1996. He set a new GLVC record with 229 yards on the ground in a victory against Southwest Baptist on Nov. 1 and led the conference in yards per game at 116.6. For his career, White finished fifth on the all-time rushing charts with 2,829 yards and was fourth all-time in both rushing touchdowns (33) and total touchdowns (38) joining Anderson (1993-96), Dale “Paley” Mills (1957-60) and Chad Guthrie (1989-92).