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Ad Lindsey

Inducted 1975

1895 – 1980
Inducted – 1975

Adrian Hobart “Ad” Lindsey was named All-Missouri Valley conference twice as a quarterback and captained the University of Kansas football team in 1916. He entered the Army one year later, fought in World War I and played on the Camp Funston football team where he was named All-AEF halfback. He also played for the Camp Funston baseball team with Hall of Fame great Grover Cleveland Alexander. Lindsey was an assistant football coach at Kansas from 1919 to 1921 and played major league baseball for the Pittsburgh Pirates in 1921. Lindsey coached all sports at Bethany College in Lindsborg, Kansas, from 1922 to 1926. His undefeated 1925 Bethany football team allowed just three points in seven games. Lindsey was named the head football coach at the University of Oklahoma in 1927 and was there five years before returning to Kansas and defeating the Jayhawks in 1932. The KU Athletic Board then decided Lindsey should replace Bill Hargiss as the varsity football coach. Lindsey was the head coach of the Jayhawks from 1932-1938 before being called back to the U.S. Army in 1940. In action during World War II, he won the Silver Star for bravery under fire at Okinawa and was promoted to Colonel. He was named Commander of the 89th Infantry division in 1949. Born August 15, 1895 – Vienna, IL. Died October 2, 1980. Graduated Kingfisher (OK) H.S., 1913; University of Kansas, 1917.

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