If you spend any time on Twitter, you no doubt have seen people posting certain Pitt players wearing uniform numbers that correspond with the number of days left until the football season kicks off. Jim did it last year and this year, Pat Narduzzi has been doing it.
I know we have a lot of younger readers here and also some folks that may not have spent their entire lives following Pitt sports. For that reason, I thought it would be cool to not only do the countdown here, but also give a brief writeup on the player to potentially help fans connect a little more with some of the all-time greats.
Quick disclaimer - this isn't necessarily about picking the best player for each number. Not only is that disputable in many instances, but it's not really the point of the exercise. So don't be offended if your favorite player doesn't make the list here. I'll probably mirror Narduzzi's list for the most part but may go off the board in a few instances.
These will also be brief, folks. It's the offseason and we all use this time to wind down a bit. These won't be theses or anything, but we'll cobble together a few facts for each guy.
Finally, feel free to add on to a player's accomplishments in the comments section. Some I'll leave out due to space/time and some I may not even know about. But this will be a good learning exercise for all of us.
Continuing our countdown today is defensive end/linebacker.
After redshirting in 2007, Lindsey (who also wore No. 7) was a backup defensive end in 2008 and 2009 as an underclassmen. He stepped into the starting lineup as a junior and didn't disappoint, making the All Big East Second Team that year with 17 1/2 tackles for losses and ten sacks. On a per game basis, he led the conference in tackles for losses and was second in the Big East in sacks per contest. He also forced three fumbles that year - also second in the conference. His senior year was another strong campaign with 11 tackles for losses and 8 1/2 sacks.
Lindsey went unselected in the He did get a free agent deal with the hometown Steelers but did not make the team and has bounced around in other pro leagues since then.in 2012.