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Phillip Lindsay having an unprecedented start to his rookie season in the NFL

Former CU running back etched his name in the record book on Sunday

Seattle Seahawks v Denver Broncos Photo by Dustin Bradford/Getty Images

Denver Broncos running back Phillip Lindsay took the most of his opportunity in the NFL and ran with it— literally. In the first two games of the season, the “Tasmanian Devil” has rushed for 178 yards which leads all rookie rushers, along with three receptions for 35 yards and a touchdown. The former Buff became the first undrafted player in NFL history to record 100+ yards from scrimmage in each of his first two games on Sunday.

Lindsay’s production value might not come as a surprise to many people inside the state of Colorado who have followed his career going back to Denver South High School. He set the Rebels all-time rushing mark with 4,587 yards before going to Colorado in 2014. Lindsay became the Buffs all-time leader of all-purpose yards (5,760) and yards from scrimmage (4,683) over the course of his four years at CU.

With 71 yards against the Seattle Seahawks and 107 against the Oakland Raiders, Lindsay is currently on pace to break the 1,000-yard rushing mark in 2018. He would become the second rookie running back in Broncos history to break that plateau joining Mike Anderson, who rushed for 1,487 yards in 2000.

Denver hits the road to square off against the Baltimore Ravens on Sunday (11 a.m. MT/TV: CBS). Lindsay and fellow rookie Royce Freeman will look beat a Ravens defense that has yet to allow a rushing touchdown this season. If Lindsay continues to receive the lion’s share of offensive snaps, these performances could be the new norm, just as they were when he was at Colorado.