|Records, Rankings, & Honors
Named Steelers MVP twice (1976 & 1981).
Named NFL Defensive Player of the year twice (1976 & 1979).
All-Pro seven times.
Nine straight Pro Bowls.
Inducted into Hall of Fame in 1990.
Records & Honors in Chronological Order
Named 1974 NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year, led team in tackles.
Consensus All-Pro in 1975, was selected to his first Pro Bowl, set AFC Championship Game record with 3 fumble recoveries against Oakland, led team in tackles.
Named 1976 NFL Defensive player of the Year, was a unanimous All-Pro selection and appeared in his straight 2nd Pro Bowl, was elected the Steelers' MVP by his teammates, recovered team record 6 fumbles, led team in tackles.
Selected to his 3rd consecutive Pro Bowl in 1977, led team in tackles.
Selected to his 4th consecutive Pro Bowl in 1978, consensus All-Pro, made the College and Pro Football News All NFL first team and the NEA 2nd team and the UPI, Pro Football Weekly and Sporting News All AFC first team, led team in tackles.
Named 1979 NFL Defensive player of the Year, named UPI AFC Defensive Player of the Year, was a near-unanimous All Pro first team selection, made AP, NEA, and Pro Football Weekly All NFL 1st teams and UPI and Sporting News All AFC 1st team, selected to 5th consecutive Pro Bowl, topped all NFL linebackers in interceptions with six, led team in tackles.
Selected to his 6th consecutive Pro Bowl in 1980, All-Pro, received first team All NFL honors from AP, Pro Football Writers, Sports Illustrated, Sporting News, and Pro Football Weekly, led team in tackles.
Elected Steelers' team MVP for 2nd time in 1981, was selected as All-Pro, received near-unanimous first team All NFL honors from AP, Pro Football Writers, Sports Illustrated, Sporting News, Pro Football Weekly and NEA, selected to his 7th consecutive Pro Bowl in 1981, led team in tackles.
In spite of major transition to 3-4 scheme in 1982, was again All-Pro & received more 1st team All NFL recognition than any other linebacker including AP, Pro Football Writers, Sports Illustrated and Pro Football Weekly, selected to his 8th consecutive Pro Bowl, led team in tackles.
Selected to his 9th consecutive Pro Bowl in 1983, led team in tackles.
Pro Football Hall of Fame
Enshrined in 1990. Click Here to read a complete transcript of Lambert's Hall of Fame induction speech. Click Here to visit Jack's page at the official Pro Football Hall of Fame website.
College Records & Awards
Mid-American Conference Defensive Player of the Year (1972).
Two-time All-MAC performer
Tangerine Bowl MVP as junio
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