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Broncos RB Phillip Lindsay the first undrafted offensive rookie in NFL history to make Pro Bowl

Phillip Lindsay

Denver Broncos running back Phillip Lindsay has become the first undrafted offensive rookie to make his way to the NFL Pro Bowl.

Lindsay has put together an awesome season for the Broncos, as the former Colorado star has 182 carries for 991 yards and nine touchdowns while posting 33 receptions for 230 yards and one score.

Those numbers were enough to land him a spot in the Pro Bowl, and in doing so, he managed to make NFL history.

From the team’s official website:

The Broncos’ rookie running back was selected to the first Pro Bowl of his career, the NFL announced Tuesday.

He is the first undrafted offensive rookie in NFL history to earn a Pro Bowl nod. Lindsay is also only the third Broncos rookie to be selected to the Pro Bowl — and the first since Von Miller was chosen in 2011.

That’s quite the honor for Lindsay, who most people probably had very little expectations for when he joined the team as an undrafted rookie.

But his hard work has paid off this season, and he’s given the Broncos quite a boost at many points throughout the year.

Denver now sits at 6-8 on the season and has watched its playoff hopes slip away, but there’s no doubt that Lindsay’s impressive rookie season should give Broncos fans hope for the future.

Next up for Lindsay and company is a road trip to take on the Oakland Raiders on Monday Night Football, with the Broncos finishing up the regular season against the Los Angeles Chargers in Week 17.