Rob Lindsey '76 was one of the top two-sport athletes in the history of Washington and Lee athletics, earning four letters in lacrosse and three in football. He also earned the W&L Freshman Athlete of the Year for the 1972-73 year.
A tailback on the football team, Lindsey led the Generls' 1973 team in rushing and was the teams' leading scorer in 1974 with 30 points. He rushed for 598 yards and 10 touchdowns in his gridiron career.
In lacrosse, Lindsey was a four-year starter, two-time captain, and three-time All-America selection. He broke in with the 1973 squad that went through the regular season undefeated and advanced to the semifinals of the NCAA Division I Tournament. The next season, Lindsey earned Honorable Mention All-America honors, leading the Generals to another undefeated regular season and NCAA semifinal appearance. Lindsey went on to earn First Team All-America status in 1975 and 1976 and finished his career with three goals, one assist, and 162 ground balls.
During his career, Lindsey was never scored on at Johns Hopkins' Homewood field and he shut down a pair of three-time First Team All-Americans for the Blue Jays, not allowing them to score during his junior and senior seasons. Over his four seasons, the lacrosse team compiled a record of 49-14 and advanced to the NCAA Division I Semifinals three times.