Hobbs Adams, Captain of 1925 USC Football And 1926 Baseball Teams, Dies

Sept. 27, 2002

Hobbs Adams, who captained the 1925 USC football team and 1926 Trojan baseball squad, died on Tuesday (Sept. 24) in Laguna Woods, Calif. He was 99.

At the time of his death, he was the second oldest living Trojan football letterman (behind only 102-year-old James Pursell).

Adams was a 3-year (1923-24-25) letterman end at USC. He also lettered in baseball (1924-25-26) and track (1926) at Troy.

He was a Trojan football assistant from 1935 to 1939 after spending time as a coach at Monrovia and San Diego Highs. He then was the head football coach at Kansas State in 1940, 1941 and 1946. After a stint in the Navy, he spent 20 years with the Rawlings Sporting Goods Company.

He prepped at San Diego High.

He is survived by his daughter, Carolyn Lindquist; five grandchildren (Dave, Garry, Troy, Jim and Kimberly Lindquist) and nine great-grandchildren (Tricia, Katie, Tracy, Troy, Hannah, Kaley, Janelle, Kelsey and Scott Lindquist). Grandson Dave Lindquist played volleyball, basketball and baseball at USC. Great granddaughter Tracy Lindquist is a senior setter on the 2002 USC women's volleyball team that is ranked No. 1 nationally.

Adams will be cremated and no services are planned.

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