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Player Bio: Rian Lindell :: Football  

  Rian Lindell
Rian Lindell
Player Profile
RS Senior

Vancouver, Wash.

High School:
Mountain View High '95

Height / Weight:
6-3 / 241





Played three years for football coach Dave Rastovski as a kicker, tight end and defensive end...also three letters in baseball as a third baseman and pitcher...SOPHOMORE year an honorable mention All-Greater St. Helens League pick in team reached the state a JUNIOR named to the all-league first team as a team's MVP winner and an all-league first team pick at third base...runnerup for league's MVP reached state playoff...during SENIOR year captained both football named team's defensive MVP and Mr. Special Teams...hit six field goals with a long of 48 yards...played in the East-West Shrine Game as a defensive end after being named to the all-league first team at both defensive end and kicker...Football Foundation scholarship winner...all-league third baseman, runnerup for league's MVP award in baseball and team MVP...hit .407...All-State third baseman...received Randy Myers Foundation scholarship.


Freshman (1995-96): Redshirt season...walkon...received scholarship for start of second year.

RS-Freshman (1996-97): Played in the WSU jayvee game against Walla Walla CC, hitting field goals of 25 and 42 yards.

RS-Sophomore (1997-98): V-letter...was voted Pac-10 Special Teams Player of the Week, Sept. 27 (Boise State), for hitting three field goals, including a career-long 57 yard, and going perfect seven for seven on extra points...also received the AT&T Longest Field Goal of the Week for the 57-yard field goal...finished the season with a school record 58-60 PATs...made 12-of-17 field goals, including his last six of the year...teams leading scorer with 96 points, the fourth best total ever at 11 for 11 PATs against Southwestern Louisiana...made three field goals over 45 yards (57, 52, 48)...received the following team awards: Special Teams Big Play - Stanford, Oregon, Arizona; Pac-10 Special Teams Nomination - Washington, BSU; Specialist of the Week - Washington; Oregon, ASU.

RS-Junior (1998-99): V-letter...scored 49 points with a perfect 25-of-25 extra points and eight field goals...started strong by making seven straight field goals after a season opening miss...that ran his streak to 14-of-15 field goals...for the rest of the season, however, he struggled, making just one additional field goal over the final eight games...after making his first attempt against Idaho, he missed eight of his next nine attempts to close out the season...equaled WSU record with four field goals at Boise State, hitting from 32, 32, 38 and 24 Pac-10 standings, tied for first in PAT% (1.000, 25-of-25) and ranked seventh in scoring (4.5 points) and field goals (0.73), ninth in FG% (.471)...earned the following game awards: Specialist of the Week - BSU, USC; Special Team Big Play - USC.

Career: With 142 career points ranks tenth on WSU's all-time list.


Rian David Lindell...born 1-20-77 at Portland, Ore...parents Dennis and Karla Lindell...two brothers, Troy and uncle, Mike Greenwood, wrestled at Oregon State in the mid-1960's...enjoys playing golf and baseball...favorite TV show Seinfeld...coached mini-soccer teams while in high school...president of economics class and was on homecoming court for two years...working on a biology/pre-dental major at WSU...wants to attend dental school (his mother teaches dental hygiene at Clark College).

KICKING   G/GS    PTS   PAT     FGM  FGA  20-29  30-39  40-49  50+
1997      12/12   93    57-60   12   17   6-6    2-2    2-6    2-3
1998      11/11   49    25-25   8    17   3-5    4-7    0-3    1-2
CAREER    23/23   142   82-85   20   34   9-11   6-9    2-9    3-5
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