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Dominique Lindsay

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Charlotte

High School:
Independence

Height / Weight:
5-10 / 202

Position:
Running Back

Experience:
3L


Hopes to fully bounce back from a knee injury suffered during preseason camp in 2008 which sidelined him for the entire year ... Played as a true freshman in 2005, thus had a redshirt season available ... Was kept out of contact work during spring drills and will officially open his senior campaign listed behind transfer Brandon Jackson on the depth chart but coaches expect a battle for the starting job to be heated upon his 100 percent return to active duty ... A versatile, jet-quick and laterally-strong runner whose toughness and ball-protecting skills have allowed just one fumble in 146 career collegiate carries ... Has used strength program to his advantage, adding nearly 25 pounds since signing with ECU during the winter of 2005 ...Participated in most individual work sessions during spring practice but did not scrimmage.

2008: Suffered a knee injury on Tuesday, August 12 and underwent season-ending surgery ... Opened camp as the Pirates' projected starter at the tailback position after the departure of first-round Tennessee Titans draft choice Chris Johnson.

2007: A multi-dimensional back who experienced action in all 13 games ... Ranked third on the team with 205 rushing yards (66 carries) ... Scored five rushing TDs (one each vs. USM, UAB, Memphis and two vs. Boise State) ... Caught nine passes out of the backfield for 58 yards and one TD ... Had a season-high 11 carries against North Carolina ... Established a career-best with four receptions against the Tar Heels at Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium ... Season-best 50-yard rushing effort came in the opener against No. 9 Virginia Tech ... Contributed a 42-yard rushing performance at Memphis, 22 of those coming on a touchdown run ... Other 20+ ground totals came against Southern Miss (11-20), Houston (5-21) and Tulane (6-22) ... Hauled in first career touchdown reception (six yards from Rob Kass) against Green Wave ... Returned first career kickoff in tilt vs. West Virginia (33 yards) ... Scoring runs against Boise State in Sheraton Hawai'i Bowl came from three and four yards out.

2006: Played in six games as a sophomore, bouncing back from a serious knee injury suffered during the second week of the season (vs. UAB) ... Ranked fourth on unit in rushing with 192 yards despite missing the seven games ... Returned to action against Marshall (11/11), picking up four yards on six carries ... Also made three receptions for 20 yards ... Established career-highs in rushing attempts (12) and rushing yards (85) vs. South Florida in the Papajohns.com Bowl in Birmingham ... Yardage total included a season-long jaunt of 29 in the third quarter against Bulls ... Racked up 38 yards on three carries at Navy to open season ... Added 13 ground yards on nine attempts at N.C. State after gaining 20 on five rushes a week earlier at Rice.

2005: Played in 10 of 11 games off the bench, splitting time with Brandon Fractious as Chris Johnson's top backup ... Did not play against Southern Miss ... Finished third on team in rushing after picking up 210 yards on 41 carries (5.1 ypc) ... Scored one TD (Marshall) ... Caught a pair of passes for 18 yards, both coming in the same game at Tulsa ... Also used as a kick returner late in the season (3-47) ... Made collegiate debut against Duke but did not record statistics (was intended receiver on a play during third quarter action) ... Recorded first collegiate rush in home matchup against Rice, carrying the ball twice for 31 yards ... Longest play from scrimmage vs. Owls was a 24-yard gain behind the left guard that maintained an 11-play drive ... Booked a team-high 11 rushing attempts for 73 yards vs. UCF, which included a career-long 32-yarder that helped set up the Pirates' initial TD ... Also recorded his first collegiate kickoff return for a 20 yards against Knights ... Other notable effort came vs. Marshall with an 11-carry, 66-yard, one TD performance ... Contributed his first career ground score with a 19-yard sprint in the fourth quarter that gave ECU a 24-23 advantage - a lead they would never relinquish in a 34-29 victory ... Officially signed with Skip Holtz' program in February, 2005.

High School: Contributed key role for one of the nation's most successful high school programs ... Helped Patriots to four consecutive North Carolina Class 4AA titles during his career (school's fifth overall) and a run of 77 straight wins, thus never experiencing a loss during prep career ... Earned four letters for coach Bill Geiler ... Rushed for 1,084 yards and 17 touchdowns on 121 carries (9.0 ypc) as a senior despite missing two games ... Also made 12 catches out of the backfield and scored a pair TDs to guide Independence to a 15-0 mark and state title in 2004 ... Part of an offensive unit which racked up 257 points (51.4 ppg) during five-game playoff slate (60-14 vs. East Forsyth, 47-14 vs. Grimsley, 62-7 vs. Northwest Guilford, 47-19 vs. Richmond County and 41-7 vs. Hope Mills South View in state title game) ... Rushed for 134 yards and four touchdowns during the Patriots' post-season win over Richmond County ... Scored the game's first pair of TDs ... Topped all rushers in the state championship tilt against Hope Mills South View, running for 66 yards on 16 carries to lead IHS to its 77th straight triumph ... Rushed for 1,800 yards and 31 scores as a junior team captain while pulling in 23 receptions for 300 yards and a pair of touchdowns ... Earned an additional three letters as a track standout (100- and 400-meter events) ... An Honor Roll performer in the classroom.

Personal: Full name is Dominique D. Lindsay ... Born December 8, 1986 at Charlotte, N.C. ... Major is communications ... Pretended to be Marshall Faulk during childhood football games ... A basketball fan who lists the NBA All-Star Weekend as a sporting event he'd most like to attend ... Favorite sports announcer is ESPN's Stuart Scott ... Credits family (mother, grandmother and uncles) as most influential people on career.