Denver Broncos running back Phillip Lindsay was named the Professional Athlete of the Year for 2018 by the Colorado Sports Hall of Fame.
It has been a busy news day in regards to Denver Broncos rookie running back Phillip Lindsay.
After news came about Lindsay being sent to the Pro Bowl by the league, as well as being nominated by VIZIO for the VIZIO Top Value Performer award, he has been awarded yet another honor.
This time, he is being honored by the College Football Hall of Fame for his efforts and performances during his final year at the University of Colorado.
Lindsay has been named the Professional Athlete of the Year for his impact during the 2018 season at the University of Colorado.
Lindsay rushed for 1,474 yards on 301 carries for an average of 4.9 yards per carry. He scored 14 touchdowns on the ground during that year as well.
At 5’8”, Lindsay has defied the odds against him. He is at the height in which people would likely tell him that he is too small to play in the National Football League.
His explosiveness is a huge factor in his success. His pre-draft measurable say that he ran the 40-yard dash at 4.39 seconds. That’s blazing fast.
Lindsay has won FedEx Ground Player Of The Week award and the NFL Pepsi Rookie of the Week award this season and was nominated for Pepsi Rookie of the Week six times during his rookie season.
Lindsay was also named to the Pro Bowl but is unable to attend due to an injury he sustained late in the year. However, he will attend the event as a Social Media Correspondent, which was announced on Tuesday.
The Denver Broncos got a steal in free agency after the 2018 draft when Lindsay was sitting there waiting for a phone call. He had an offer from the Baltimore Ravens and the Broncos and chose to stay home to play for his local team.
It’s an exciting time for Lindsay and the Broncos are extremely lucky to have a player of Lindsay’s caliber. He is bound to be rewarded with many more awards down the road.
Congratulations on a successfully eventful Tuesday, Phillip Lindsay!