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Buffaloes legend Phillip Lindsay named to NFL 100

Linsday was voted as one of the 100 best NFL players by the players themselves.

Denver Broncos v Oakland Raiders Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images

After becoming the first undrafted rookie offensive player to reach the Pro Bowl last season, Phillip Lindsay’s peers have taken notice. One day after his 25th birthday, the former Colorado Buffaloes star landed at No. 68 on the NFL Network’s Top 100 Players of 2019 list, as voted on by the players themselves.

“I’m shocked,” Lindsay said of the honor. “I’ve seen [the show] a couple times, but it’s an honor, because that means players around [the NFL] believe in you.”

The 5-foot-8, 190-pound Denver, Colo. native rushed for 1,037 yards and nine touchdowns in 2018. He also added 35 receptions for 241 yards and another score.

“My very first impressions of Phillip [Lindsay] were just phenomenal.” Broncos teammate Von Miller said in the below NFL Top 100 video. “We need a guy like this on offense. We need a guy like this.”

After suffering a season-ending wrist injury on Christmas eve against the Oakland Raiders, Lindsay is healthy and already turning heads in Broncos Training Camp.

Broncos sophomore linebacker Bradley Chubb - the fifth overall pick inthe 2018 NFL Draft - also made the NFL Top 100 list, checking in at No. 82.