Jim Phillips (American football)
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|Date of birth:||February 5, 1936|
|Place of birth:||Alexander City, Alabama|
|Date of death:||March 25, 2015(aged 79)|
|Place of death:||Auburn, Alabama|
|Height:||6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)|
|Weight:||197 lb (89 kg)|
|NFL draft:||1958 / Round: 1 / Pick: 5|
|Career highlights and awards|
Career NFL statistics
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|Stats at pro-football-reference.com|
James Jackson "Red" Phillips (February 5, 1936 – March 25, 2015) was an American football wide receiver who played for the Los Angeles Rams and the Minnesota Vikings for 10 seasons, from 1958 to 1967. Phillips was a three-time Pro Bowler as a Ram from 1960 to 1962 and was first team in 1961. Phillips attended Auburn University. He was on 11 All-American teams his senior year at Auburn. He was co-captain on Auburn's 1957 national championship team.
As a rookie in 1958, Phillips led the NFL with the longest reception for that season: 93 yards. In 1961, he led the NFL in total receptions with 78.
After leaving the NFL, Smith held coaching positions with the Atlanta Falcons, San Diego Chargers, New Orleans Saints, and Florida State. He later ran a successful insurance business and was appointed to the Alabama Department of Insurance.
Phillips was inducted into Alabama Sports Hall of Fame in 1985.
In 2004, Phillips was named Auburn’s SEC Football Legend for the SEC Championship Game of that year. 
Phillips married "Mickey" Kennedy in 1957. They had three children: Jan, Jim Jr., and David.
Phillips died on March 25, 2015 at Bethany House (Hospice) in Auburn.
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