Born on August 2, 1931
June 10, 2018
West Lafayette, IN
Robert Lindblom (Chicago)
Was a football star at Lindblom Math and Science Academy before committing to Purdue.
3-year letterman/starter 1950-1952; 1st quarterback to pass over 1,000 yards in a season in PU history (1,076 yards and 10 TDs); helped end Notre Dame's 39 game winning streak October 7, 1950; team co-captain, won Big Ten championship, and played in Chicago College All-Star and North-South Shrine Games 1952; career record of 3,161 passing yards and 27 TDs.
After a brief stint in NFL, coached at Northwestern University in late 1950s; served as an assistant coach at PU for 5 years; served 10 years as an administrative assistant to PU head coach, then associate athletics director 13 years; also worked in private business and served as a color commentator for PU football radio broadcasts; retired in 1995 as Associate Athletics Director for Facilities; 2001 inductee into Purdue Intercollegiate Athletics Hall of Fame.
Wife, Dawn; children, Douglas, Darrell, Donna, and Dean.
Professional Athletic Background: Drafted 3rd round by Chicago Cardinals in 1953 NFL draft and played 1 season there.