High School Career
Itawamba Agricultural High School (1938-1941)
Ole Miss (1946)
• Lambert was injured while playing center; Coach Johnny Vaught allowed him to stay on as manager/trainer.
• SEC Line Judge (1953-1982)
• SEC basketball referee (1953-1973)
• Officiated 4 regional NCAA basketball tournaments
• President, SEC Football Officials Association
• SEC Chief Line Judge (1980-1981)
• Officiated 12 bowl games, including National Championships:
– 1975 Orange Bowl (Notre Dame vs. Alabama)
– 1982 Orange Bowl (Clemson vs. Nebraska)
Did You Know?
Like most high school graduates of his day, Butch volunteered for military duty and served in the U.S. Navy from 1943-1946. He played center on the Great Lakes National Service Championship football team, whose coach was none other than the legendary Paul Brown.