By Romi Bean
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (CBS4)– No invite to NFL Combine in Indianapolis last February…
No invite to the NFL Draft in Dallas this past April…
No problem for Phillip Lindsay. Instead, he’s taking a trip to the Pro Bowl in Orlando this coming January.
“It was an honor. I was excited, Coach Vance and Coach Modkins called me, and it was a little emotional. At one point, I was just trying to make the team. I was hoping to do some reps, some kick return and hopefully catch some balls at punt return. When they gave me the news that I was going to the Pro Bowl, it was just a real emotional moment,” Phillip Lindsay said.
Six months ago, Lindsay was the sixth running back on the Broncos roster. He’s now fifth in the league in rushing yards and just nine yards away from his first 1,000 yard season.
“He came in here just trying to make our football team. He was our best gunner for the first month of the season, he was our L5 on kickoff team and he was our return guy. He wasn’t even our lead back, and now he’s in the Pro Bowl. That speaks to his work ethic, his heart and his talent. It’s amazing what he’s accomplished in such a short time,” Vance Joseph said.
“I can’t even put it into words how proud I am of him and his leadership, his demeanor and his attitude every single day. Coming in here to work and him putting in the work, and him just being the little feisty guy that he is… That kid is going to be special in this league for a long time,” left tackle Garett Bolles said of Lindsay.
In what’s been a rather trying season for the Denver Broncos, Phillip Lindsay has truly been a bright spot. And he is most definitely living up to the legacy of the #30 jersey.
“I’m an undrafted free agent. To be able to have 100 yards in a game was great. To get a touchdown, to be able to play at Mile High, that’s the stuff right there that I dreamt about. The Pro Bowl is something that you think like five years down the line, three years down the line. It’s an honor to get it,” Lindsay said.