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Notre Dame LB Jack Lamb transferring to CU Buffs

Linebacker recorded 13 tackles and two quarterback hurries this season

Former Notre Dame linebacker Jack Lamb (31) is transferring to Colorado.
Courtesy of Notre Dame Athletics
Former Notre Dame linebacker Jack Lamb (31) is transferring to Colorado.
Former Notre Dame linebacker Jack Lamb is transferring to Colorado.

The Colorado Buffaloes are adding another transfer to the football program.

Inside linebacker Jack Lamb, who played at Notre Dame the past three years, announced Thursday on Twitter that he is coming to Boulder.

“Excited to announce that I will be continuing my football career and pursuing a master’s degree at the University of Colorado Boulder!” he wrote.

Lamb was not a starter at Notre Dame, but the 6-foot-4, 230-pounder saw time in reserve with the Fighting Irish.

Playing mostly special teams this season, Lamb recorded 13 tackles and two quarterback hurries on defense. He had four tackles, including three solo stops, in a 47-40 double overtime win against then-No. 1 Clemson on Nov. 7.

As a sophomore in 2019, he played in eight games before a season-ending injury and recorded seven tackles, two tackles for loss, one sack and a fumble recovery.

Coming out of Great Oak High School in Temecula, Calif., in 2018, Lamb was rated a four-star recruit by and listed as the No. 7 inside linebacker prospect in the country. He was selected for the 2018 Under Armour All-American game.

Lamb had 23 scholarship offers out of high school, according to, including from eight Pac-12 schools. CU did not offer him out of high school.

Lamb immediately becomes one of the most experienced inside linebackers on the CU roster.

The Buffs are returning senior All-American candidate Nate Landman, but he is recovering from a ruptured Achilles’ tendon. Senior Akil Jones, who started four games this past season, has entered the NCAA transfer portal.

CU also returns junior Jonathan Van Diest, who started two games in 2020 and has made seven career starts. Van Diest recorded 16 tackles this season.

Junior Quinn Perry also returns after playing in five games and registering seven tackles.

Also slated to return at inside linebacker is junior Chase Newman, sophomore Ray Robinson, redshirt freshman Marvin Ham II and true freshman Mister Williams. CU signed incoming freshman Zephaniah Maea in December.

Lamb is the third player CU has added from the transfer portal, along with quarterback JT Shrout (Tennessee) and outside linebacker Robert Barnes (Oklahoma).