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Broncos Phillip Lindsay details wrist recovery, accepts Colorado Sports Hall of Fame honor

KYLE FREDRICKSON | The Denver Post
Denver Broncos running back Phillip Lindsay (30) escapes a tackle by Oakland Raiders free safety Karl Joseph (42) on the first play from scrimmage in the first quarter at the Oakland Alameda Coliseum Dec. 24, 2018.
Andy Cross, The Denver Post

What’s the sweetest number you’ll take away from late Tuesday night, Nathan MacKinnon? The 400 points? The 40 goals?

Phillip Lindsay rode down an escalator toward a hotel ballroom wearing a custom designer suit, checkered white and gray with teal accents, plus two gold chains that swayed beneath his trademark brown Afro. An ESPN camera crew followed his every move. He couldn’t stop smiling.

Lindsay prepared for an uncertain football future around this time last spring as the fifth running back on the Broncos’ depth chart. Wednesday night, he strolled into the Hilton Denver City Center to accept the 2018 professional athlete of the year award given by the Colorado Sports Hall of Fame. From undrafted CU Buffs legend, to NFL starter, and to 1,000-yard rusher, Lindsay’s meteoric rise vaulted him to a new level of celebrity.

“I just keep going with the flow of things,” he said. “Sometimes I think back and say, ‘Dang, this is surreal.’ ”

After a record-setting pro debut — 1,278 combined total yards rushing and receiving with 10 touchdowns — Lindsay aims for 2019 gains: “That season is over now, and I’ve got to prove myself again.”

But first, a health check.

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