Du'Vonta Lampkin

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Du'Vonta Lampkin
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Lampkin with the Tennessee Titans in 2018
No. 98
Position:Defensive tackle
Personal information
Born:(1997-01-07)January 7, 1997
Houston, Texas, U.S.
Died:May 5, 2022(2022-05-05) (aged 25)
Dallas, Texas, U.S.
Height:6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Weight:335 lb (152 kg)
Career information
High school:Cypress Falls (Houston, Texas)
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career NFL statistics
Player stats at NFL.com

Du'Vonta Lampkin (January 7, 1997 – May 5, 2022) was an American professional football player who was a defensive tackle. He played college football for the Oklahoma Sooners.

Early years

Lampkin attended Cypress Falls High School in Houston, Texas. As a senior, he tallied 81 tackles (38 for loss), 16 sacks, and eight forced fumbles.[1] He committed to play football for the Oklahoma Sooners in November 2013, but decommitted in April 2014.[2] He then committed and signed to play for the Texas Longhorns, but due to academic issues, was unable to attend Texas. He then enrolled at Oklahoma and joined the football team on scholarship.[3]

College career

Lampkin did not play as a true freshman in 2015 and redshirted.

As a redshirt freshman in 2016, Lampkin played in five games, missing six due to suspension.[4] He tallied five tackles (two for loss) and two quarterback hurries.[5]

In 2017, as a redshirt sophomore, Lampkin played in 12 of Oklahoma's 14 games, missing two games due to academic issues.[6] In 12 games, he recorded 23 tackles (five for loss) and one sack.[7] After the season, he decided to forgo the remaining two years of eligibility, but ended up undrafted.[8]

Professional career

After going undrafted in the 2018 NFL Draft, Lampkin participated in the Baltimore Ravens rookie mini-camp, but was not signed.[9] On July 31, 2018, Lampkin signed with the Tennessee Titans.[10] He was waived on September 1, 2018.[11]

Massachusetts Pirates

Lampkin signed with the Massachusetts Pirates of the National Arena League for the 2019 season. Lampkin appeared in three games and recorded one tackle.


On May 5, 2022, Lampkin died after being shot in a Dallas apartment.[12]


  1. ^ "Du'Vonta Lampkin Bio". Oklahoma Sooners. Retrieved January 15, 2018.
  2. ^ "4-star DT Du'Vonta Lampkin decommits from the Oklahoma Sooners". SBNation.com. April 22, 2014. Retrieved January 15, 2018.
  3. ^ "OU football: Du'Vonta Lampkin turns things around". News OK. Retrieved January 15, 2018.
  4. ^ "Oklahoma football notebook: Du'Vonta Lampkin, Dwayne Orso-Bacchus back from suspension". tulsaworld.com. Retrieved January 15, 2018.
  5. ^ "Du'Vonta Lampkin 2016 Player Statistics". cfbstats.com. Retrieved January 15, 2018.
  6. ^ "Fueled by anger, Oklahoma DT Du'Vonta Lampkin tries to silence critics". News OK. Retrieved January 15, 2018.
  7. ^ "Du'Vonta Lampkin 2017 Player Statistics". cfbstats.com. Retrieved January 15, 2018.
  8. ^ "Oklahoma DT Du'Vonta Lampkin declares for 2018 NFL Draft". ajc.com. Retrieved January 15, 2018.
  9. ^ Downing, Garrett (April 29, 2018). "Reports:Ravens Start Signing Undrafted Free Agents". BaltimoreRavens.com. Retrieved April 29, 2018.
  10. ^ Wyatt, Jim (July 31, 2018). "Titans Add Two Defensive Linemen, Place CB Tye Smith on IR During Roster Moves". TitansOnline.com.
  11. ^ Wyatt, Jim (September 1, 2018). "Roster Moves: Titans Trim Roster From 90 to 53 Players". TitansOnline.com.
  12. ^ "Ex-Oklahoma player Du'Vonta Lampkin found dead from gunshot wound".

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