BIG RAPIDS, MICH. - Former Ferris State University standout wide receiver Jake Lampman has officially been signed to the New Orleans Saints' practice squad for the 2016 campaign as announced by the National Football League Franchise.
Lampman, who was among three former Bulldogs to take part in NFL Training Camps this summer, is among 10 listed on the Saints' practice squad heading into the regular-season. He's one of only two wide receivers on the practice team outside of the 53-man active roster.
During the preseason, Lampman appeared in three games for the Saints and had a 19-yard catch. The Saints will host the Oakland Raiders on Sunday (Sept. 11) in their first regular-season contest starting at noon.
As a practice squad player, Lampman is eligible to be moved to the active roster at any point during the season.
Lampman wrapped up his Bulldog career last fall as one of the top wideouts in school history. He claimed first-team All-GLIAC accolades in his final campaign after leading FSU with 731 receiving yards on 52 catches in 12 contests. He averaged 14.1 yards per catch in 2015 and tallied eight TD's in the air. Last fall, he also carried the ball 14 times for 125 yards and four scores on the ground.
The Bulldog wideout returned for his final season after missing most of the 2014 campaign due to injury. He was a four-year letterwinner in the Bulldog program and finished his career ranked sixth all-time in receiving yards with 2,201 total yards. In addition, he played a valuable role on special teams as a dangerous return man in his five seasons in the Ferris State program.
As a senior, Lampman helped lead the Bulldogs to an 11-1 overall record for the second-straight year in 2015 as FSU captured the school's second-straight GLIAC Championship while capping off back-to-back unbeaten regular seasons. Ferris State also stretched its regular-season win streak to a current 25-game stretch and posted the first playoff victory in 19 years.
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