AT A GLANCE:
- Competed in only one full year of high school football; never started a game
- Walked onto Ole Miss weighing only 230 lbs.
- 1991-1992 All-American and All-SEC, competed in two Liberty Bowls and one Gator Bowl
- Elected to Ole Miss Team of the Century; Inducted as SEC Legend in 2010
- Drafted by Dennis Green and the Minnesota Vikings in the 5th Round of the NFL Draft
- Played for the Vikings (1993-1998; 2001-2003), Ravens (1998), and Browns (1999)
- 11 NFL seasons, 136 games (started 63), including 32 straight from 1998-1999
- Began his coaching career under Dennis Green with the Arizona Cardinals alongside Bill Khayat
- Primary Recruiting: Raleigh, NC
- Secondary Recruiting: Minnesota/Wisconsin/Mississippi Junior Colleges
1989-1992 Mississippi Offensive Tackle
1993-1998 Minnesota Vikings Offensive Line
1999 Baltimore Ravens Offensive Line
2000 Cleveland Browns Offensive Line
2001-2003 Minnesota Vikings Offensive Line
2004 Arizona Cardinals Assistant Offensive Line Coach
2005 Arizona Cardinals Offensive Line Coach
2017- Brevard College Offensive Line Coach
A baseball player growing up, Lindsay rejected overtures to compete in high school football. As a tenth grader, he quit football after only a week of practice. Despite a lack of weight training, Lindsay began putting in time in the weight room, growing into his massive frame. His original impact came in his senior year as a defensive end. With less than a full season of highlight tape and a modest GPA, Linsday opted to walk on at Ole Miss where he was moved to offensive tackle and immediately redshirted, maximizing his time in the weight room. By the end of his redshirt-freshman campaign, he had earned a scholarship and quickly became a mainstay on the offensive line.
From 1991-1992, Lindsay was a First-Team All-Southeastern Conference selection coupled with being named a consensus First-Team All-American in 1992. Anchoring Ole Miss’s line as the blind side protector for the quarterback, Lindsay was drafted in 1993 NFL Draft (133rd overall) and joined the Minnesota Vikings.
In the pros, Lindsay truly showed his versatility by manning every single offensive line position, a feat that is almost unheard of by today’s position specific standards. He was also part of the 1998 team that set an NFL record for most points scored in a season. Lindsay would sign one year free agent contracts with the Baltimore Ravens (1999) and Cleveland Browns (2000) before being reunited with the head coach that drafted him, Dennis Green, when he rejoined the Vikings from 2001-03.
Coach Green would move on to the Arizona Cardinals in 2004 and hire Lindsay in first as assistant offensive line coach before promoting him the following year to offensive line coach. With coach Lindsay’s unit pass protecting, the rejuvenated QB Kurt Warner would lead the league in passing.
Born in Burlington, IA, Lindsay has called Raleigh, NC and Baton Rouge, La. home. He most recently resided in Minnesota and worked at one of the largest Delta hubs in North America at the Minneapolis-Saint Paul airport, overseeing a multitude of personnel and being a leader of men on and off the field.