(Born: April 17, 1935. Died: February 24, 2007). Lundy was born in Richmond, Virginia and during his time in high school he played both basketball as well as football and was an All-Star in each. After high school, Lundy accepted a scholarship from Purdue University becoming the first African American student to receive a football scholarship. Similar to his high school days, Lundy played both football and basketball and during his senior year he was named MVP in both sports. He also was All-Big Ten for both sports as well. After college Lundy was drafted by both the NBA and the NFL but he decided to pursue a career in football.
Lundy was drafted by the Los Angeles Rams, where he would play from 1957-1969. Lundy was selected for the Pro Bowl in 1959 and was selected as an All-Pro in 1967. During his time with the Rams, Lundy was a member of the “Fearsome Foursome” which is regarded as one of the best defensive lines in NFL history. After his playing days were over, Lundy became an assistant coach for the San Diego Chargers but had to give that up when he became ill.