Former Buffs Rusher Lindsay Looking To Prove His Worth To NFL Scouts

By Michael Spencer

Former University of Colorado running back Phillip Lindsay joined CBS4 sports anchor Michael Spencer at the ViewHouse Centennial for Xfinity Monday Live this week.

CENTENNIAL, Colo. (CBS4) – Phillip Lindsay, who finished his CU career with 3,775 rushing yards and 36 rushing touchdowns, is busy preparing for the NFL Draft and recently played in the East-West Shrine game where he led all rushers with 51 yards on 12 carries.

Phillip Lindsayof the Colorado Buffaloes gives a stiff arm to cornerback Ashtyn Davis of the California Golden Bears on a long run in the first quarter of a game at Folsom Field on Oct. 28, 2017. (credit: Dustin Bradford/Getty Images)

“I felt like I went in there and handled my business,” said Lindsay of his performance during the week. “It was very important to do well in the practices. You had more than 300 NFL scouts at the practices. I felt like I proved that I can play with the supposed big dogs.”

Lindsay, who is listed at 5-foot-8 and 190 pounds, is not your prototypical NFL running back but proved over his career at Colorado to be durable and talented and is hoping to prove the same to NFL scouts.

Phillip Lindsay gives an interview after a 40-16 win over the Arizona State Sun Devils at Folsom Field on Oct. 15, 2016. (credit: Dustin Bradford/Getty Images)

“There’s a lot of people that doubt me because of my size,” said Lindsay. “I feel like I’ve already proven that I can hang with the big dudes.”

“I feel like I shouldn’t have to prove that I can run the football inside because I do a great job of that,” he added. “I can catch the ball, I can be a kick returner, a punt returner, and I’m fast.”

Phillip Lindsay in a Buffs game against the Washington State Cougars at Folsom Field Nov. 19, 2016. (credit: Andy Cross/The Denver Post via Getty Images)

Lindsay has yet to be invited to the NFL Combine, but is hoping to get an invite later this month. The NFL Draft begins on April 26.

Michael Spencer is a Sports Anchor at CBS4. Read his bio or connect with him on Twitter @MichaelCBS4.

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