Former Kansas City Chiefs defensive lineman Dave Lindstrom has announced his intentions to run for Senate in the state of Kansas.
Some political news is coming out of Chiefs Kingdom this week with news that former Kansas City Chiefs defensive end Dave Lindstrom has announced his intention to run for the United States Senate as a representative of Kansas.
Lindstrom was originally drafted out of Boston University by the San Diego Chargers, but he spent his entire on-field career with the Chiefs. He was a sixth round pick for the Chargers in 1977 but came over to the Chiefs the following year for his first snaps on the field and stayed on as a rotational fixture at defensive end for the next 118 games.
Lindstrom played a total of eight full seasons in red and gold and retired in 1986. He’s remained in the area and raised his family in Overland Park. He ended his career with 7.5 total sacks and 1 fumble recovery in 30 career starts. He’s still active with the Chiefs as a member of the team’s Ambassadors (their alumni program) where he’s served as treasurer.
After his retirement, Lindstrom became a local businessman working in commercial real estate and with a brokerage firm. He also owns four Burger King franchises in the region and jumped into politics after gaining plenty of business experience. He’s on the Board of Johnson County Commissioners and ran an unsuccessful bid for Lieutenant Governor alongside Tim Shallenburger in 2002.
Lindstrom, a Republican, is running for the Senate seat vacated by Pat Roberts after the four-term Senator decided he would not seek a fifth term in 2020.