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Korey Lindsey
No. 41     
Personal information
Date of birth: (1989-02-03) February 3, 1989 (age 32)
Place of birth: Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Career information
College: Southern Illinois
NFL Draft: 2011 / Round: 7 / Pick: 207
No regular season or postseason appearances
Career history
 As player:
* Cincinnati Bengals ( 2011)*
 As coach:
* Pittsburg State (2019–present)
Career highlights and awards
* 3× All-MVFC (2008, 2009, 2010)
Stats at

Korey Lindsey (born February 3, 1989) is an American football coach and former cornerback. He is the cornerbacks coach at Pittsburg State University. He played for the Arizona Cardinals, Indianapolis Colts, Jacksonville Jaguars and Washington Redskins. He was drafted 207th overall by the Cincinnati Bengals in the 2011 NFL Draft. He played college football at Southern Illinois University.

Early years

Lindsey attended Scotlandville Magnet High School in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, where he played wide receiver and defensive back. He Earned All-District honors twice as a wide receiver, twice as a defensive back and was a Two-time All-Metro Baton Rouge first team (2005, 2006).

During his senior year on defense he recorded 76 tackles, four interceptions, two fumble recoveries, 17 pass breakups, one forced fumble and one interception returned for a touchdown. At wide receiver he gained 1,117 all-purpose yards, averaging 27.6 yards on kickoff returns and 18.9 yards on punt returns.[1]

He was also a competed in baseball and track.

College career

Lindsey accepted a football scholarship from Southern Illinois University. He played in every game during his freshman season, notching 19 tackles an one interception in 14 games. As a sophomore, he recorded six interceptions, fifth most in school history.[2]

As a senior, he became just the third player in school history to garner First-Team All-America accolades in back-to-back seasons and the fifth to be named First-Team All-Conference three times.[3] He was also named team captain and was a Buck Buchanan Award finalist. He had 41 tackles, 2.5 tackles for a loss, one interception and tied for third in the MVFC with seven pass breakups.

He finished his college career ranked third All-time in school history with 14 interceptions, tied for ninth with 16 pass breakups and had 36 consecutive starts. He also recorded 162 tackles (6 for loss), one forced fumble and a half sack.[4] In 2013, he was named to the SIU All-Century football team.[5]

Professional career

Cincinnati Bengals

Lindsey was selected by the Cincinnati Bengals in the 7th round (207th overall) of the 2011 NFL Draft.[6] He agreed to a rookie deal on July 29. He was released during final preseason roster cutdowns on September 3.[7]

Arizona Cardinals

On September 4, 2011, Lindsey was claimed off waivers by the Arizona Cardinals. He was released on October 4.He was re-signed to the practice squad on October 5. He was promoted to the active roster on January 2, 2012. He was cut on May 30.

Indianapolis Colts

On May 31, 2012, he was claimed off of waivers by the Indianapolis Colts. He was placed on the injured reserve list with a concussion on August 31. He was released on September 25.

Jacksonville Jaguars

On November 14, 2012, he was signed to the Jacksonville Jaguars practice squad after Antonio Dennard was placed on the Practice Squad/Injured list. He was released on November 15.

Washington Redskins

On December 5, 2012, Lindsey was signed to the practice squad of the Washington Redskins.[8] On January 7, 2013, he was promoted to the active roster.[9] He was released on April 17.

New Orleans Saints

On May 13, 2013, he was signed by the New Orleans Saints. He was released on August 31.

Dallas Cowboys

On August 6, 2014, he was signed as a free agent by the Dallas Cowboys. He was waived injured with a hand injury on August 14. He was placed on the injured reserve list on August 15. He was released on August 18.

Coaching career

In 2019, Lindsey was hired as the cornerbacks coach at Pittsburg State University.[10]


  1. "Korey Lindsey returns to complete his SIU degree after a pro football career". Southern Illinois. December 17, 2018. Retrieved December 17, 2018.
  2. "Korey Lindsey Bio". Southern Illinois University Salukis. 2011-01-05. Retrieved January 12, 2015.
  3. "BOEMER, LINDSEY NAMED FIRST TEAM ALL-MVFC". Southern Illinois. November 29, 2010. Retrieved December 17, 2018.
  4. "LINDSEY NAMED FIRST TEAM AP ALL-AMERICAN". Southern Illinois. December 15, 2010. Retrieved December 17, 2018.
  5. "ALL-CENTURY DEFENSIVE BACKS AND UTILITY PLAYERS". Southern Illinois. August 29, 2013. Retrieved December 17, 2018.
  6. "2011 NFL Draft Listing" (in en).
  7. Powers, Scott (2011-04-30). "Korey Lindsey drafted by Bengals". ESPN. Retrieved January 12, 2019.
  8. Tinsman, Brian (December 5, 2012). "Redskins Sign Compton, Fill Practice Squad". Retrieved 2012-12-05.
  9. Tinsman, Brian (January 8, 2013). "Redskins Sign Six To Reserve/Futures Contracts". Retrieved 2013-01-13.
  10. "Lindsey Joins Pitt State Football Staff as Cornerbacks Coach".

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