Rus Lindsay

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Rus Lindsay
Tennessee Volunteers – No. 11
PositionFullback
ClassGraduate
Career history
CollegeTennessee (1913–1916)
High schoolBaker-Himel
Personal information
Born:(1891-02-17)February 17, 1891
Knoxville, Tennessee
Died:March 2, 1977(1977-03-02) (aged 86)
Weight160 lb (73 kg)
Career highlights and awards

Robert Medaris "Rus" Lindsay (February 17, 1891 – March 2, 1977) was a college football and baseball player for the Tennessee Volunteers of the University of Tennessee.

University of Tennessee[edit]

His son is the namesake of Robert M. Lindsay Field at Lindsey Nelson Stadium, where Tennessee plays baseball.

Football[edit]

Lindsay was a prominent fullback for the Tennessee Volunteers football team.

1914[edit]

He was a member of the Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Association champion 1914 team, selected All-Southern.[1] It was the first championship of any kind for the Tennessee program. Winning all nine of their games, the 1914 squad was only the second undefeated team in Tennessee history. The 1914 Vols were retroactively awarded a national championship by 1st-N-Goal, though this remains largely unrecognized.[2] A description of the 14 to 7 win over Sewanee in 1914 read, "Lindsay, as usual, ploughed through the opposing line for consistent gains, and when it was absolutely necessary that Tennessee gain a certain number of yards 'Russ' was sure to be called upon."[3]

Baseball[edit]

He was an All-Southern baseball player as well.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Spalding's Official Football Guide. NCAA. 1915.
  2. ^ "Tennessee Total National Championships". College Football Data Warehouse. Archived from the original on 2010-01-17. Retrieved 2010-06-01.
  3. ^ "Athletics". The University of Tennessee Record. 18 (5): 65–68.
  4. ^ "UT ANNOUNCES PLANS TO RENOVATE LINDSEY NELSON STADIUM, NAME BASEBALL FIELD". January 29, 2007.

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