20 Kelvin Lindsey

Kelvin Lindsay Ohio State
usaUnited States
Sandusky, OH
High School
Past Teams
Ohio State
1980, 1981, 1982, 1983

Jersey #: 20 (1980-81 & ’83), 18 (1982)

Major: Recreation Education (1981-83)

Weight: 195 (1983), 185 (1982), 186 (1981), 184 (1980)

1983 Media Guide: An ankle injury limited him to four games in 1979 and a second ankle injury restricted his play to six games in 1980 … an ineligibility ko’ed him for the 1981 season … played third team in 1982 but ran for 99 yards on 15 carries to prove his worth … Coach Bruce calls him “an exceptional cut-back runner” … has a darting, change-of-pace style that makes him difficult to stop … figures to battle Keith Byars for a starting role.

1982 Media Guide: An extremely talented athlete who has been unable to be at top form due to injuries in 1979 and ’80 and an ineligibility in 1981 … ankle injuries sidelined him for much of 1979 and ’80 … runs the 40 in 4.62 … perhaps the best broken field runner on the team … dangerous at returning kicks.

1981 Media Guide: Ankle injuries have greatly restricted his play … runs the 40 in 4.7 … can be a standout if he remains healthy … a breakaway threat.

1980: Was limited to just six carries and had a twisting, turning 14-yard touchdown against Iowa … returned three kickoffs for 63 yards.

1980 Media Guide: An especially gifted running back who was subpar physically much of last season … has fine speed, a deceptive running style and a variety of clever moves … has the speed to run wide and the power to be effective inside … one of the top breakaway threats among the tailbacks … an ideal “I” back in Ohio State’s system … Buckeye coaches believe Lindsey is headed for stardom.

1979: Carried only six times as a freshman and had a spectacular 38-yard scoring run against Wisconsin.

High School: named A.P. “Back of the Year” in 1978 when he ran for 1,666 yards at Sandusky High … compiled 2,717 career yards.


SeasonTeamGGSRush AttRush YdsRush AvgRush TDRecRec YdsRec AvgRec TDLng2 Pt ConvFumLostFRKRKR YdsKR AvgKR TD
1982Ohio State10015996.61188.00170NANA0719527.80
1983Ohio State71562544.526488.0120022048020.00