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Thursday, October 3, 2002
Adams played at USC, coached at Kansas State
Associated Press

LOS ANGELES -- Hobbs Adams, captain of the University of Southern California's 1925 football team and its 1926 baseball team and head football coach at Kansas State in the 1940s, has died. He was 99.

Adams, who was second-oldest living Trojan football letterman, died Tuesday in Laguna Woods, Calif., USC said Sept. 27.

Adams was a three-year letterman as an end for the Trojans from 1923-25. He also lettered in baseball from 1924-26 and in track in 1926.

He was head football coach at Kansas State in 1940, 1941 and 1946, where his teams had records of 2-7, 2-5-2 and 0-9, respectively.

Adams was an assistant football coach at USC from 1935-39 and previously was coached at Monrovia and San Diego high schools.

After serving in the Navy, he spent 20 years with Rawling Sporting Goods.

Adams is survived by his daughter, Carolyn Lindquist; five grandchildren, and nine great-grandchildren. One grandson, Dave Lindquist, played volleyball, basketball and baseball at USC. Granddaughter Tracy Lindquist is a senior setter on the current Trojan women's volleyball team.

USC's oldest living football letterman is 102-year-old James Pursell.

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