Hall of Fame 2014

Charles Lindbergh Hanson '48

Charles “Lindy” Hanson ’48 was at Williston for two years, and by the time he graduated there wasn’t much he hadn’t accomplished on the football field or the basketball court. He was the captain of the undefeated 1947 football team, winning the Gold Football for most valuable player. He won the Mills Kicking Contest twice, and was awarded the 1948 Denman Bowl. Off the gridiron, he captained the 13-1 basketball team in his senior year.

Graduating from Williston at the age of 21, he attended Boston University, where he played football for the Terriers. In 1950, he led that team in scoring with 30 points against opponents that included Dusquesne, St. Bonaventure, Miami, Syracuse, William & Mary, Idaho, and the College of the Pacific. Lindy was captain of the football team in 1952 and was named an All-East and All-New England selection in 1952. He was inducted into the university’s Hall of Fame in 1978.

Following his career at BU, Lindy was the longtime football coach at Plainfield High School in Massachusetts.