Phillip Lindsay nominated for 2018 NFL rookie of the year award

Though Phillip Lindsay's season was cut short due to injury, he can still end his first year in the NFL on quite the high note.

The NFL announced Thursday that Lindsay is among the five players nominated for the 2018 NFL rookie of the year award, which is voted on by fans and announced during Super Bowl LIII festivities.

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Lindsay set new a Broncos record for rushing yards by an undrafted rookie during his exemplary season and made NFL history by earning the first Pro Bowl selection given to an undrafted offensive rookie. He was also the third undrafted rookie since 1970 with at least 1,000 rushing yards and came just 67 yards short of Dominic Rhodes' NFL record for rushing yards by an undrafted rookie running back.

Lindsay was nominated for NFL rookie of the week honors six times in 2018, winning once after a 157-yard, two-touchdown performance against the Bengals in Week 13.

"He's had a tremendous year," President of Football Operations/General Manager John Elway told Broncos TV after that performance. "I think what everybody sees about him on the field, the way he runs, but also the way he carries himself and his 'want to' and his attitude and the way he goes about his business as a rookie — we're thrilled to have him and glad he picked us, being a college free agent. He's been tremendous and I think this is the first step for him. I think he'll have a tremendous career."

The other four nominees for rookie of the year are Giants RB Saquon Barkley, Browns RB Nick Chubb, Colts LB Darius Leonard and Browns QB Baker Mayfield. Each of the four other nominees were drafted in the first or second rounds of the NFL Draft.

Take a game-by-game look at historic Phillip Lindsay's rookie season.

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