DENVER (CBS4) – Phillip Lindsay is now the first undrafted player in NFL history with consecutive 1,000-yard rushing seasons to begin his career. He set that record during the fourth quarter of the 2019 season finale against the Oakland Raiders at Empower Field at Mile High on Sunday.
“It was probably the toughest 1,000 yards I’ve ever had to get in my life (but) I got to showcase my toughness and my ability to be an every-down back,” Lindsay said.
He is the fourth Bronco with back-to-back 1,000 yards rushing seasons, joining Bobby Humphrey (1989-90), Terrell Davis (1995-98) and Clinton Portis (2002-03).
Lindsay’s first 1,000 yards rushing achievement came in 2018’s Week 16, also against the Raiders. He was also the first undrafted offensive player in NFL history to make the Pro Bowl as a rookie that same year.
Lindsay finished Sunday’s game with 53 yards on 18 carries.
“I was told he’s the only undrafted player in the history of the NFL to do that,” Broncos Coach Vic Fangio said. “That’s a hell of an accomplishment. It’s also not a very good accomplishment for all of the people that bypassed him in the draft.”