Mel Phillips

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For the American radio programmer, see Mel Phillips (radio programmer).
Mel Phillips
Date of birth: (1942-01-06) January 6, 1942 (age 73)
Place of birth: Shelby, North Carolina
Career information
Position(s): Safety
College: North Carolina A&T
NFL Draft: 1966 / Round: 5 / Pick 69
As player:
1966-1977 San Francisco 49ers
Career stats
Playing stats at

Melvin Phillips (born January 6, 1942 in Shelby, North Carolina), is a former American professional football player who played his entire 12-year NFL career with the San Francisco 49ers. He has been an assistant coach with the Miami Dolphins since 1985.

He coached the defensive backs for the Detroit Lions from 1980-1984 and the Miami Dolphins from 1985-1995.