Shepherd Hill junior offensive lineman Chris Lindstrom received his first Division 1 offer this weekend, from transitional FBS program Old Dominion, the Rams' coaching staff told ESPNBoston.com.
And integral interior pulling guard in the Rams' vaunted "double wing" scheme, 6-foot-5, 240-pound Lindstrom was voted the Southern Worcester County League Player of the Year after helping the Rams earn the No. 1 overall seed in Division 4 Central. As a team, the Rams ran for over 3,000 yards and 36 touchdowns.
AFter two years membership in the Colonial Athletic Association of Division 1 FCS, Old Dominion spent 2013 as an independent ineligible for the FCS playoffs, and will move into Conference USA next season.
Boston College, UMass, UConn and Kansas State are among the other FBS programs showing varying degrees interest, while a number of local FCS schools such as Bryant have also inquired.
Lindstrom's father, Chris Sr., is the head coach of Shepherd Hill, a Hall of Famer at Boston University. He spent three seasons in the NFL from 1983-87 with the San Francisco 49ers, Kansas City Chiefs, Cincinnati Bengals and Tampa Bay Buccaneers.