Lindley is obviously not the same mild-mannered person on the playing field as he is off it even though he struggles somewhat to explain how he makes the transformation on game day.
"I just go out and play and try to make every play and do all I can because you want to make big plays," he said. "Somehow it comes out with big plays at times. There's nothing special you do. You just try to make plays every time. When you look back, I can say I made big plays but at the time it was just another play in the game that I knew I had to make."
Still, that propensity for making so many big plays had Lindley considering making the jump to the National Football League this year rather than returning to Kentucky. However, like teammates Jeremy Jarmon and Johnson, he decided to come back even though he's dreamed for years of playing in the NFL and was projected as a possible second-round pick.
"The NFL has always been my dream. Actually at first, it was the NFL or NBA. Then I realized I didn't really want to play basketball that much," he said. "I think now I know my dream will become a reality. If I keep doing what I am doing I will make it there."