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Mike Lind

Mike Lind
Personal information
Born:(1940-02-22)February 22, 1940
Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
Died:October 25, 2002(2002-10-25) (aged 62)
Chicago Heights, Illinois, U.S.
Height:6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Weight:220 lb (100 kg)
Career information
High school:Calumet
(Chicago, Illinois)
College:Notre Dame
NFL draft:1962 / Round: 5 / Pick: 64
AFL draft:1962 / Round: 19 / Pick: 152
Career history
Career NFL statistics
Rushing attempts:222
Rushing yards:661
Rushing Touchdowns:8
Receiving yards:427
Receiving touchdowns:1
Player stats at PFR

Harry Norman Michael Lind (February 22, 1940 — October 25, 2002) was an American football fullback who played in the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Notre Dame.

Early life and high school

Lind was born and grew up in Chicago, Illinois and attended Calumet High School. He was named the MVP (most valuable player) of the 1957 Chicago Prep Bowl.[1] As a senior, he was named All-City and the Chicago Sun-Times Player of the Year and rushed for a 62 yard touchdown to help Calumet win Chicago's prep title over Lindblom Technical High School.[2][3]

College career

Lind was a member of the Notre Dame Fighting Irish for four seasons. As a junior Lind was the team's second-leading rusher with 450 yards and four touchdowns on 87 carries.[4] He was named Notre Dame's team captain going into his senior year, although he missed most of the season due to injuries.[5]

Professional career

Lind was selected in the fifth round of the 1962 NFL Draft by the San Francisco 49ers and by the San Diego Chargers in the 19th round of the 1962 AFL Draft.[6] In his second year, Lind was the 49ers primary fullback, rushing for 256 yards and a team-high seven touchdowns while also catching 25 passes for 178 yards.[7] Lind was traded to the Pittsburgh Steelers shortly before the start of the 1965 season.[8] In his first season with the team, Lind rushed for 375 yards and one touchdown with 25 receptions for 236 yards and one touchdown.[7] He was waived by the Steelers six games into the 1966 season.[9]

Later life and death

After his football career, Lind worked several jobs, including a building trades company. He died of cancer on October 25, 2002.[10]


  1. ^ Schnay, Jerry (November 29, 1973). "Who will be Prep Bowl MVP?". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved 7 December 2023 – via
  2. ^ Leusch, John (November 17, 1957). "Prep Champs Triumph, 26-6, Over Lindblom". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved July 13, 2020.
  3. ^ "SUN-TIMES FOOTBALL PLAYERS OF THE YEAR". Retrieved July 13, 2020.
  4. ^ Marder, Keith; Spellen, Mark; Donovan, Jim (2001). "Notre Dame A-Z". The Notre Dame Football Encyclopedia: The Ultimate Guide to America's Favorite College Team. Citadel Press. p. 125. ISBN 9780806521084.
  5. ^ "Notre Dame Team Elects Lind". The New York Times. December 13, 1961.
  6. ^ "49ers Sign Sj State's L. Donohue". Santa Cruz Sentinel. December 5, 1961. Retrieved July 13, 2020.
  7. ^ a b "Mike Lind Stats". Retrieved July 13, 2020.
  8. ^ "San Francisco Needs Win Over Pittsburgh Today Before Facing Its Two Strongest Games". Santa Cruz Sentinel. Associated Press. September 26, 1965. Retrieved July 13, 2020.
  9. ^ "LIND ON WAIVERS PITTSBURGH". La Habra Star. United Press International. October 19, 1966. Retrieved July 13, 2020.
  10. ^ Jauss, Bill (October 29, 2002). "MIKE LIND, 62". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved July 13, 2020.
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