ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — Rookie running back Phillip Lindsay has been named the Colorado Sports Hall of Fame’s Professional Athlete of the Year for 2018, the organization announced Tuesday.
Lindsay, a Colorado native who attended South High School and the University of Colorado, rushed for 1,037 yards and recorded 10 total touchdowns. He shattered the Broncos’ undrafted rookie rushing record and was named a Pro Bowler.
He is also a candidate for the NFL’s rookie of the year award.
Lindsay will be honored in early April alongside Jennifer Kupcho — the Amateur Athlete of the Year — and this year’s Colorado Sports Hall of Fame class, which includes former Broncos tight end Daniel Graham.
Graham tallied 102 receptions for 1,072 yards and seven touchdowns in four seasons with the Broncos. He attended the University of Colorado, where as a senior he was named a first-team All-American and won the John Mackey Award given to the nation’s best tight end.