Justa Lindgren

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Justa Lindgren
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Lindgren pictured in The Illio 1912, Illinois yearbook
Sport(s) Football
Biographical details
Born (1878-07-28)July 28, 1878
Died May 29, 1951(1951-05-29) (aged 72)
Urbana, Illinois
Playing career
1898–1901 Illinois
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1902–1903 Cornell (IA)
1904 Illinois
1905 Illinois (line)
1906 Illinois
1907–1943 Illinois (line)
Head coaching record
Overall 14–16–2

Justa Morris Lindgren (July 28, 1878 – May 29, 1951) was an American football player and coach. He served as head football coach at Cornell College in Mount Vernon, Iowa from 1902 to 1903 and at the University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign in 1904—along with Arthur R. Hall, Fred Lowenthal, and Clyde Matthews—and alone in 1906, compiling a record of 14–16–2. Lindgren played football at Illinois from 1898 to 1901 and was the captain of the 1901 team. In addition to his two stints as a head coach, he served a line coach for the team until 1943.

Lindgren was also a chemist. He served on the chemistry staff at the University of Illinois and was an analyst for the Illinois Geological Survey and the State Water Survey.[1]

Head coaching record[edit]

Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs
Cornell Rams () (1902–1903)
1902 Cornell 6–3
1903 Cornell 1–8
Cornell: 4–11
Illinois Fighting Illini (Western Conference) (1904)
1904 Illinois 9–2–1 3–1–1 4th
Illinois Fighting Illini (Western Conference) (1906)
1906 Illinois 1–3–1 1–3 5th
Illinois: 10–5–2 4–4–1
Total: 14–16–2


  1. ^ "Justa M. Lindgren". The New York Times. United Press. May 30, 1951. Retrieved June 14, 2010.