Tuesday, April 27, 2010

WC's Guy, Indy's Lindsay sign NFL free agent contracts

Two former Mecklenburg County football players signed free agent contracts with NFL teams this week.

Former Independence star Dominique Lindsay was one of 15 undrafted free agents signed by Tennessee. Lindsay played collegiately at East Carolina.

Former West Charlotte star Trent Guy signed as a free agent with Oakland. He played collegiately at Louisville.

Lindsay missed the 2008 season with a knee injury. He returned last season to rush for a team-best 1,180 yards and was named to the All-Conference USA team. Lindsay was named the AutoZone Liberty Bowl offensive MVP after a 151-yard, one touchdown game gainst Arkansas.

He finished his college career with 1,787 yards and 12 touchdowns. In high school, he won four state champoinships and rushed for 1,084 yards and 17 touchdowns as a senior for a 15-0 Patriots team in 2004.

Guy caught 36 passes for 609 yards and five touchdowns as a senior at West Charlotte in 2005. He rushed 28 times for 138 yards and was named his team’s offensive MVP. At Louisville last season, he rushed four times for 89 yards, had six punt returns for 139 yards (23.2 average) and 32 kick returns for 829 yards (25.9 average). He also caught 13 passes for 222 yards.

In July 2008, Guy was shot in his back following a late night altercation at a nightclub. He made a successful recovery but played sparingly during the 2008 season.