Lindsay first-ever undrafted offensive rookie selected to the Pro Bowl

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (KKTV) - For the first time in NFL history, an undrafted offensive rookie is headed back to the Pro Bowl.

Broncos running back Phillip Lindsay joins teammate Von Miller in the 2019 Pro Bowl, the NFL announced Tuesday.


Lindsay is in rarefied air within his own team, becoming only the third Broncos rookie, drafted or not, to receive the honor.


The full news release from the Broncos can be read below:

Denver Broncos outside linebacker Von Miller and running back Phillip Lindsay were selected to play in the 2019 Pro Bowl, the NFL announced on Tuesday.

The honor represents the seventh career selection for Miller and the first selection for Lindsay. Additionally, outside linebacker Bradley Chubb, cornerback Chris Harris Jr. and wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders were listed as Pro Bowl alternates.

The Pro Bowl will be played on Sunday, Jan. 27, at Camping World Stadium in Orlando, Fla. (1 p.m. MST kickoff, ESPN/ABC).

In 14 starts this season, Miller leads the Broncos with 14.5 sacks (88 yds.)—the second-highest single-season total of his career and tied for the second most in the NFL this season. He also has totaled 45 tackles (28 solo), one interception (42 yds.), two passes defensed, four forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries.

Miller recorded his 98th career sack last week against Cleveland to pass Ring of Fame linebacker Simon Fletcher for the franchise record. He is just two sacks away from becoming the fourth-fastest player in NFL history to reach 100 career sacks.

Lindsay is the first undrafted offensive player in NFL history to make the Pro Bowl as a rookie. He also joins kicker David Treadwell (1989) and outside linebacker Von Miller (2011) as the only rookies in Broncos history to be selected to the Pro Bowl.

In 14 games (7 starts), Lindsay has totaled 182 rushes for 991 yards (5.5 avg.) with nine touchdowns to go along with 33 receptions for 230 yards (7.0 avg.) with one score. He is the only NFL player who currently ranks in the Top 5 in rushing yards (5th), rushing average (2nd) and rushing touchdowns (T-5th).

Lindsay is just nine yards away from becoming the third undrafted rookie in NFL history to reach 1,000 rushing yards.