Lindsey, who played defensive end and outside linebacker as a collegian, finished his career with 22.5 sacks to rank ninth all-time at Pitt. The past All-Big East honoree finished his senior season with 54 tackles, 11 TFLs, 8.5 sacks, two forced fumbles and an interception.
Earned second team All-Big East...led the Big East in tackles for loss (1.38 TFLs/game) and ranked second in sacks (0.77 sacks/game)...nationally, Lindsey ranked 16th in sacks (tied) and 16th in tackles for loss...on the season he totaled 51 tackles, 17.5 TFLs, 10 sacks and three forced fumbles...stepped into prominent role at DE with injured status of Greg Romeus...had six tackles (matching his career high) in three separate games...had fi ve tackles with a career-high three sacks vs. Rutgers...had four total TFLs and a forced fumble vs. the Scarlet Knights...had six tackles and two TFLs vs. West Virginia...had six tackles at Connecticut, including a four-yard sack and forced fumble vs. the Huskies...had fi ve tackles and two TFLs vs. Louisville...had a seven-yard sack vs. FIU, forcing a fumble to set up Pitt's fi nal TD...had six tackles in the regular-season fi nale at Cincinnati. Career Highs: Tackles: 6 four times, most recent vs. Cincinnati (12/4/10); Sacks: 3 vs. Rutgers (10/23/10) .
Played in all 13 games as a top reserve at defensive end...compiled 18 tackles, 5.5 TFLs and four sacks...had a career-high six tackles and two sacks vs. Syracuse...also had sacks against USF and Buffalo.
Played in seven games as a reserve linebacker and special teams contributor to letter.
Continues the outstanding pipeline of Aliquippa players to Pitt...considered one of the nation's top linebacker prospects...SuperPrep All-American...rated the nation's No. 9 strongside linebacker prospect by Scout.com...was a two-way standout for the Quips, playing running back in addition to linebacker...named to The Associated Press Pennsylvania Class AA All-State Team (first team)...led Aliquippa in tackles each of his final two seasons, compiling 115 stops his senior year and 120 as a junior...rushed for 743 yards as a senior and had over 1,200 his junior year...Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "Fabulous 22"...Pittsburgh Tribune-Review "Terrific 25"...named first team All-Midwestern Conference on both sides of the ball as a junior and senior...led Aliquippa to a 10-1 record, the Midwestern Conference championship and quarterfinals of the WPIAL Class AA playoffs his senior year...team went 30-4 (.882) his final three seasons, winning the Midwestern Conference and advancing to the WPIAL playoffs each year...rated one of the country's top 20 linebacker prospects by SuperPrep...Scout All-East Region...PrepStar All-East Region...rated Pennsylvania's No. 12 prospect by SuperPrep, No. 14 by Rivals.com and No. 15 by Scout.com...played under Coach Mike Zmijanac...also an all-conference honoree in basketball...YMCA Scholar-Athlete honoree...National Honor Society...continues the recent stream of Aliquippa products to Pitt that includes All-Big East defensive backs Darrelle Revis (2004-06) and Bernard "Josh" Lay (2002-05).
Brandon Anthony Lindsey, born 1/10/89, is the son of John and Cheryl Lindsey...has two brothers...mother earned her bachelor's and master's degrees in nursing from the University of Pittsburgh...father played basketball at Memphis State University (1969-71)...brother Willie played football at Northwestern (1989-92).