Year Inducted: 1982
Nominated By: Brian Macartney
Sports Competed In: Football
Athlete, Coach or Contributor: Athlete

Ralph Lindsey

Before High School:
● Went Thatcher Elementary (1964-71), played football, basketball and baseball (Old Timers).
● Attended Freed Junior High from 1971-73, participating in football (Bantam & Freed), basketball, Baseball.
● Placed second in the city Punt, Pass and Kick program when he was 10 years old.
● Participated in the AAU swim program for 14 years.

High School:
Attended Pueblo Centennial, graduating in 1977.

Achievements:
High School:
● Earned two varsity letters (1975-76) playing football for three seasons (1973-76) for the Bulldogs.
● Named the McDonald’s football "Player-of-the-Week" and selected to the High School All American in Football Team (1976).
● South-Central League’s leading punter and earned All-City honors (1976).
● Earned two varsity letters playing basketball for three years (1974-77).
● Chosen as the "Most Improved Player" on basketball team as a junior (1976).
● Chosen as "Most Inspirational Player" and Co-Captain of the basketball team as a senior (1977).

Honors:
High School:
● Member of the National Honor Society and graduated as a Red & White Cord honor graduate at Centennial H.S.
● Received the Business Department award -- the first male winner.
● Elected to the Centennial Hall of Fame 1982.

College:
Went to the University of Southern Colorado (now CSU-Pueblo) and graduated 1981.

Achievements:
College:
● Played running back on the Indians football team for four year (1977-80).
● Twice named to the First-Team Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference (RMAC) and NAIA Honorable Mention All-American (1979-80).
● Led the nation in rushing (NCAA Division II) and was the 10th Leading rusher in the NAIA Division I (1979).
● Holds a number of USC records: Most rushes in a game (38); season (226); career (727); rushing yards in a season (1,103) and career (3,562).
● Also recordholder for most rushing touchdowns in a game (4), season: (10) and career (28) as well as most points scored in a game (24) and career (180) and most touchdowns in a game (4), season (11) and career (29).
● Voted "Most Valuable Freshman" (1977) and "Offensive Player-of-the-Year" (1978-79) by his teammates.
● Twice earned RMAC "Player-of the-Week" and was selected as the Ernest E. “Ernie” Smith Memorial Award winner in 1981 (MVP).
● Named scholar athlete in 1981.
● Named to College Sports Info Directors of America (CoSIDA) Second Team at running back.
● Earned Academic All-American in 1980 and All District #7 Team honors (1979-80).
● USC coaches selected him as the team's offensive "Player-of-the-Game" (six times), offensive "Hit-of-the-Game" (twice) and "Renegade-of-the-Game" (kicking game) once.
● Signed by the Philadelphia Eagles of the National Football League at conclusion of career.
● Suffered an injury to his knee in 1981 camp and was summarily released.

Honors:
College:
Voted as the Outstanding Male Athlete by associate student government at (CSU-Pueblo) in 1980-1981.

Related Activities:
Played recreational Slow Pitch softball and was on the 1981 Player Men's City Championship Team.

Occupation:
Works for Broderick and Gibbons


GPSA "G" By The Numbers

LEGEND: p = awarded posthumously; ^= attended first meeting; * = deceased;+ = charter member (placed after year inducted)

1
Athlete/Coach/Official
Bennie M. "Ben" Garcia (2007)

Athlete/Contributor
Thomas Carlyle Gilmore (1984*p)

Athlete/Official
Michael "Mickey" Giarratino (1993*)

Attended H.S. Outside Colorado
James S. "Jim" Grieve (1981*)
Hyde Park H.S., Chicago, IL

Attended Pueblo Roncalli H.S.
Paul Gradishar (1989)

Attended Vineland H.S.
John "Johnnie" Greco (1988*)

Coach/Administrator
Robert Luis "Bobby" Gonzales (2004)

Cross Country
Joe E. Garcia (1985)

Gymnastics
Karen L. (Koshak) Griebel (2011)

Marksman
Tom Carlyle Gilmore (1984*p)

Skeet/Trap
Henry "Hank" Gilmore (1977*p)

Tennis
John "Coach" Michael Gallina (2017)

 

2
Attended Pueblo Catholic H.S.
David P. Galich (2011*)
Richard "Dick" Giarratino (2001)

Attended Pueblo Centennial H.S.
Joe E. Garcia (1985)
William Ansel "Bill" Gower II (1982)

Contributor
Arthur "Art" H. Gonzales (2017*)
John "Johnnie" Greco (1988*)

Honorees Awarded Posthumously
Thomas Carlyle Gilmore (1984*p)
Henry "Hank" Gilmore (1977*p)

Softball
Bennie M. "Ben" Garcia (2007)
Michael "Mickey" Giarratino (1993*)
Joe E. Garcia (1985)

Wrestling
Robert Luis "Bobby" Gonzales (2004)
Nick Charles Graham (2004)

 

3
Athlete/Coach/Contributor
Becky Lynn Golob (2010)
Nick Charles Graham (2004)
Paul Gradishar (1989)

Attended H.S. Inside Colorado
Thomas Carlyle Gilmore (1984*p)
Ft. Collins H.S., Ft. Collins, CO
George A. Grosvenor (1980*)
Boulder Prep H.S., Boulder, CO
Henry "Hank" Gilmore (1977*p)
Adams City H.S., Commerce City, CO

 

4
Athlete
David P. Galich (2011*)
Patrick Geonetta (2001)
William Ansel "Bill" Gower II (1982)
Henry "Hank" Gilmore (1977*p)

Baseball
Anthony "Nino" Giarratino (2010)
Nick Charles Graham (2004)
Paul Gradishar (1989)
George A. Grosvenor (1980*)

Basketball
Gary John Gehlhoff (2011)
Becky Lynn Golob (2010)
Bennie M. "Ben" Garcia (2007)
Bobby M. "Bob" Graham (1990)

 

5
Attended Pueblo South H.S.
John "Coach" Michael Gallina (2017)
Karen L. (Koshak) Griebel (2011)
Anthony "Nino" Giarratino (2010)
Becky Lynn Golob (2010)
Bobby M. "Bob" Graham (1990)

Track
Gary John Gehlhoff (2011)
Patrick Geonetta (2001)
Joe E. Garcia (1985)
James S. "Jim" Grieve (1981*)
George A. Grosvenor (1980*)

6
Attended Pueblo Central H.S.
Gary John Gehlhoff (2011)
Robert Luis "Bobby" Gonzales (2004)
Nick Charles Graham (2004)
Patrick Geonetta (2001)
Michael "Mickey" Giarratino (1993*)
Paul Gradishar (1989)

Honorees Deceased
Arthur "Art" H. Gonzales (2017*)
David P. Galich (2011*)
Michael "Mickey" Giarratino (1993*)
John "Johnnie" Greco (1988*)
Thomas Carlyle Gillmore (1984*p)
Henry "Hank" Gilmore (1977*p)

 

8
Attended Pueblo Central H.S.
John "Coach" Michael Gallina (2017)
Karen L. (Koshak) Griebel (2011)
Anthony "Nino" Giarratino (2010)
Richard "Dick" Giarratino (2001)
Bobby M. "Bob" Graham (1990)
Joe E. Garcia (1985)
James S. "Jim" Grieve (1981*)
George A. Grosvenor (1980*)

 

9
Football
David P. Galich (2011*)
Gary John Gehlhoff (2011)
Nick Charles Graham (2004)
Patrick Geonetta (2001)
Bobby M. "Bob" Graham (1990)
Paul Gradishar (1989)
William Ansel "Bill" Gower II (1982)
James S. "Jim" Grieve (1981*)
George A. Grosvenor (1980*)

 

22
Honorees in "G" Section

Remembering Our Fallen GPSA Inductees

The Greater Pueblo Sports Association (GPSA) has announced a list of honorees that have passed since the 2022 induction ceremony on Nov. 16.

 

Dennis TrujilloDennis Trujillo
11/28/2022
Class of 2007