Name: Chris Lindstrom
Weight: 300 lbs.
Hometown: Dudley, MA
High School: Shepherd Hill
2014 Stats (High School): Lindstrom was twice selected to ESPN Boston’s All-State Team and was a member of the Worcester Telegram & Gazette’s Superteam. Lindstrom was considered one of the top prospects in the entire state.
2015 Stats: Lindstrom was thrown into the fire as a true freshman appearing in all 12 games and even started the last nine. Lindstrom was overmatched at times but it would be fair to say that he more than held his own when you consider that he showed up on campus the winter before weighing 235 pounds. If you go by the weight listed on the BC website (260 pounds) then you have to consider that Lindstrom played much of last season at least 20 pounds underweight.
2016 Projections: Lindstrom is listed on the BC site still at 260 pounds, but per his tweet below and the article linked below about his brother, he has bulked up to 300 pounds. The increased weight means that Lindstrom will likely go from holding his own status to being a potential monster on the line.
It would be borderline shocking not to see Lindstrom start at guard this year based on his hard work in the offseason and Addazio’s prior comments about him. Heading into last season Addazio went out of his weight to praise the first year lineman on multiple occasions.
"He’s a big-time player. He can run, and he can move. He loves it, and he’s tough," said Addazio.
How'd He Get Here: While Lindstrom was a top performer in Massachusetts his only other reported offer was from Old Dominion. The guard was ranked as a three-star player by both 247 Sports and Rivals. Al Washington was the lead recruiter for Linstrom and was a big reason why he chose BC.
Twitter Feed: You can follow Chris on Twitter at @Big_Fish68
— Chris Lindstrom (@Big_Fish68) July 9, 2016
Uniform History: There have been many linemen to wear the #75 jersey over the years. Also more than a few captains including OL Marc Colombo (1998-2001), OG Josh Beekman (2003-06) and OG Nathan Richman (2009-11) all served as captain of the Eagles in recent years. Colombo would go on to play for 10 season in the NFL (95 starts), while Beekman started 20 games for the Chicago Bears. Most recently Ian Silberman wore the number during his graduate season at BC before being drafted by the San Francisco 49ers.