Get to know running back Phillip Lindsay, signed as a free agent on March 30, 2021.
Name: Phillip Lindsay
Position: Running back
Height/Weight: 5-8, 190
Hometown: Denver, Colorado
Get to know Phillip:
- Lindsay became the first undrafted offensive rookie in NFL history to be selected to the Pro Bowl after rushing for 1,037 yards on 192 carries with nine touchdowns in 15 games with eight starts in 2018. He also caught 35 passes for 241 yards and a touchdown.
- As a rookie, he eclipsed 1,000 rushing yards on the season in Week 16 at Oakland prior to being placed on the Reserve/Injured list.
- He lived in his parents' basement during his first NFL season.
- Lindsay has recorded six career 100-yard rushing games, three in 2018, two in 2019 and one during the 2020 season.
- He also recorded four consecutive 1,000-yard rushing seasons dating back to his last two years of college (2016-17) and to his first two years in the NFL (2018-19).
- Lindsay played four seasons (2014-17) at the University of Colorado in Boulder after a redshirt freshman season in 2013. He finished his collegiate career as the school's all-time leader in all-purpose yards (5,926) and yards from scrimmage (4,849).
- His college nickname was "Tasmanian Devil."
- Lindsay also finished as Denver South High School's all-time leader in rushing yards (4,587) and was selected first-team all-state by The Denver Post as a junior. In addition to football, he lettered in basketball and lettered in all four years of track and field.
- His father, Troy, was a fullback at Colorado State and his two older sisters also played collegiate sports. Cheri was an All-SWAC volleyball player at Prairie View A&M while Sparkle lettered in basketball at Mesa State in Colorado.
- Phillip is the third of five children in the Lindsay family.
- Lindsay appeared in 42 games (32 starts) in his three seasons with Denver rushing for 2,550 yards on 534 carries (4.8 average) and scored 17 rushing touchdowns. He also contributed 465 receiving yards and one touchdown catch.
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