Chris Lindstrom
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Lindstrom in 2022
No. 63 – Atlanta Falcons
Position:Guard
Personal information
Born: (1997-02-28) February 28, 1997 (age 26)
Dudley, Massachusetts, U.S.
Height:6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Weight:307 lb (139 kg)
Career information
High school:Shepherd Hill (Dudley, Massachusetts)
College:Boston College (2015–2018)
NFL draft:2019 / Round: 1 / Pick: 14
Career history
Roster status:Active
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of 2023
Games played:71
Games started:71
Player stats at NFL.com · PFR

Christopher Paul Lindstrom (born February 28, 1997) is an American football guard for the Atlanta Falcons of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Boston College.

Early years

Lindstrom attended Shepherd Hill Regional High School in Dudley, Massachusetts. He committed to Boston College to play college football.[1][2]

College career

Lindstrom played at Boston College from 2015 to 2018.[3] During his career he started 49 of 52 games.[4][5][6]

Professional career

Pre-draft measurables
Height Weight Arm length Hand span 40-yard dash 10-yard split 20-yard split 20-yard shuttle Three-cone drill Vertical jump Broad jump Bench press
6 ft 3+34 in
(1.92 m)
308 lb
(140 kg)
34+18 in
(0.87 m)
9+12 in
(0.24 m)
4.91 s 1.69 s 2.85 s 4.54 s 7.61 s 30.5 in
(0.77 m)
9 ft 9 in
(2.97 m)
25 reps
All values from NFL Combine[7][8]

Lindstrom was drafted by the Atlanta Falcons with the 14th overall pick in the first round of the 2019 NFL Draft.[9] He was named the Falcons starting right guard to start the season. However, in Week 1, Lindstrom suffered a broken foot and was placed on injured reserve on September 9, 2019.[10] He was designated for return from injured reserve on December 2, 2019, and began practicing with the team again.[11] He was activated on December 7, 2019, prior to Week 14.[12]

Lindstrom started all 16 games in the 2020 season, and all 17 games in the 2021 season. In 2021, he allowed 0 sacks all season.[13]

On May 2, 2022, the Falcons exercised the fifth year option on Lindstrom's contract, keeping him in Atlanta through the 2023 season.[14]

On December 21, 2022, it was announced that he would be named to his first Pro Bowl.[15] He was named to the AP All-Pro Second Team on January 13, 2023.[16]

On March 13, 2023, Lindstrom signed a five-year, $105 million contract extension with the Falcons through the 2028 season.[17]

Personal life

Lindstrom's father played at Boston University, and went on to play defensive end for the Chicago Blitz of the United States Football League in 1984. His uncles Eric Lindstrom and Dave Lindstrom also played in the NFL.[18] His younger brother Alec also played for Boston College and was signed by the Dallas Cowboys as an undrafted free agent on April 30, 2022, shortly after the 2022 NFL Draft.[19]

References

  1. ^ "Impact Player: Shepherd Hill's Chris Lindstrom". ESPN.com. July 21, 2014.
  2. ^ STAFF, John Conceison TELEGRAM & GAZETTE. "Hometeam: Boston College sendoff for Lindstrom". telegram.com.
  3. ^ Vega, Michael (September 2, 2015). "Chris Lindstrom flashing potential on BC offensive line". BostonGlobe.com.
  4. ^ Toland, Jennifer (March 20, 2019). "Dudley's Chris Lindstrom stands out at Boston College Pro Day". telegram.com.
  5. ^ Toland, Jennifer (February 24, 2019). "Chris Lindstrom, former Shepherd Hill Regional star, making bid for NFL". telegram.com.
  6. ^ "Chris Lindstrom next in a long line of BC linemen headed to NFL". BostonHerald.com. March 1, 2019.
  7. ^ "Chris Lindstrom Draft and Combine Prospect Profile". NFL.com. March 1, 2019. Retrieved March 1, 2019.
  8. ^ "Boston College Chris Lindstrom : 2019 NFL Draft Scout Player Profile". DraftScout.com. Retrieved May 12, 2019.
  9. ^ Conway, Kelsey (April 26, 2019). "2019 NFL Draft: Falcons select Chris Lindstrom in first round". Atlanta Falcons.
  10. ^ McFadden, Will (September 9, 2019). "Falcons place Chris Lindstrom on IR, agree to terms with John Wetzel". AtlantaFalcons.com.
  11. ^ McFadden, Will (December 2, 2019). "Falcons activate Matt Bosher, designate Chris Lindstrom to return from IR". AtlantaFalcons.com. Retrieved December 4, 2019.
  12. ^ McFadden, Will (December 7, 2019). "Falcons place Matt Bosher on IR, sign punter Ryan Allen". AtlantaFalcons.com.
  13. ^ "Chris Lindstrom - Atlanta Falcons G - NFL and PFF stats". PFF. February 28, 1997. Retrieved January 15, 2022.
  14. ^ "Falcons exercising Chris Lindstrom's fifth-year option, declining Kaleb McGary's option". ProFootballTalk. May 2, 2022.
  15. ^ "Falcons guard Chris Lindstrom named to first Pro Bowl". www.atlantafalcons.com. Retrieved December 22, 2022.
  16. ^ "Chris Lindstrom named to All-Pro second team". www.atlantafalcons.com. Retrieved January 13, 2023.
  17. ^ "Falcons sign guard Chris Lindstrom to five-year extension". AtlantaFalcons.com. March 13, 2023.
  18. ^ "For Shepherd Hill's Lindstroms, football a family affair". ESPN.com. September 6, 2016.
  19. ^ "Cowboys Sign Rookie Center from NFL Family: UDFA Alec Lindstrom 'Has a Shot'". Sports Illustrated. April 30, 2022.