|Born:||November 11, 1968|
|Height:||6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)|
|Weight:||182 lb (83 kg)|
|High school:||Waco (Waco, Texas)|
|* Offseason and/or practice squad member only|
|Career highlights and awards|
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Lindley Franklin Elliott Jr. (born November 11, 1968) is a former kicker in the National Football League for the Dallas Cowboys and Kansas City Chiefs. He played college football at Texas Tech. He earned a Super Bowl ring playing for the Cowboys in Super Bowl XXVII.
As a junior, he made 14 out of 17 field goal attempts for a school record 82.4%. As a senior, he made 17 (tied school record) out of 26 field goal attempts, set the school's consecutive extra point record (85) and was second in the conference with 85 points. Against Cal State Fullerton University, he tied the school record for field goals in a game with 4 (all over 40 yards), including a career-long tying 52-yarder.
In 2015, he was inducted into the Texas Tech Athletic Hall of Fame.
Elliott was signed as an undrafted free agent by the Dallas Cowboys after the 1992 NFL Draft, to compete as the replacement for kicker Ken Willis. He recovered from a pulled groin muscle in training camp, to be named the starter over Brad Daluiso. He started the regular season slowly until hitting 13 straight field goals and registering 27 touchbacks, which at the time were both franchise records. He set a franchise record for points by a rookie (119), his 24 field goals were third in club history, his 119 points ranked fourth in the NFL and led all rookies. He contributed to the team winning Super Bowl XXVII.
Kansas City Chiefs
In 1995, he made 24 of 30 field goals (80%), contributing to the team going 13–3 in the regular season and clinching home field advantage throughout the playoffs, making them heavy favorites. But he is best remembered for missing three field goal attempts from 35, 39, and 42 yards in a 10–7 playoff loss to the Indianapolis Colts in January 1996. He suffered a late-season swoon, as his final miss against the Colts was his ninth missed kick in five games.
On February 16, 1996, the Chiefs decided not to make him a qualifying offer as a restricted free agent, effectively releasing him, even though he had an 81.7% field goal accuracy during his two seasons, ranking as the second-most accurate kicker in Chiefs history.
- "Houston's aerial show bombs Texas Tech, 51-35". Retrieved February 11, 2018.
- "Lin Elliott adds to family legacy with induction to Texas Tech Hall of Fame". Retrieved February 11, 2018.
- "Footing the bill". Retrieved February 11, 2018.
- "Cowboys settle for 13–13 tie after Elliott misses 4 field goals". Retrieved February 11, 2018.
- "Two misses against Buffalo cost kicker Elliott job with Dallas". Retrieved February 11, 2018.
- "Chiefs unload Lowery in favor of Elliott". Retrieved February 11, 2018.
- "Bono, Elliott fail in biggest game". Retrieved February 11, 2018.
- "Vikings take chance on kicker Elliott". Retrieved February 11, 2018.
- "Ex-Chief Elliott Axed by Vikings". Retrieved February 11, 2018.