Jason Phillips (linebacker)
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Philips during Ravens practice at M&T Bank Stadium in August 2011.
|No. -- Free agent|
|Date of birth:||February 14, 1986|
|Place of birth:||Waller, Texas|
|Height:||6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)|
|Weight:||240 lb (109 kg)|
|NFL draft:||2009 / Round: 5 / Pick: 137|
|* Offseason and/or practice squad member only|
|Career NFL statistics|
|Stats at NFL.com|
Jason Wesley Phillips (born February 14, 1986) is an American football linebacker (NFL). He was drafted by the Baltimore Ravens in the fifth round of the 2009 NFL Draft. He played college football at Texas Christian University (TCU).
Phillips played quarterback and linebacker at Waller High School in Waller, Texas, where he was coached by his father, Jim Phillips. He also served as the Bulldogs' long snapper. As a senior in 2003, he threw for 1,070 yards and rushed for 1,291 to earn District 18-4A MVP honors. He also ran track at Waller, and was a regional qualifier in the 110 meter hurdles.
Once at TCU, Phillips redshirted in 2004 as a fullback. In 2005, he was moved to linebacker and immediately earned a starting job. His first collegiate game was a 17-10 win against Oklahoma in Norman. That year, Phillips led the Horned Frogs in tackles and helped them win their first-ever Mountain West Conference Championship. He became the first freshman in conference history to be named All-MWC, as a Second Team selection. He was also named MWC Freshman of the Year by College Football News and Second Team Freshman All-America by The Sporting News. As a sophomore in 2006, Phillips was named First Team All-MWC and was second on the team in tackles.
Heading into his junior season, he started all 25 games of his college career. Recently Dave Campbell's Texas Football selected Phillips to their 2007 Preseason All-Texas College Team.
College awards and honors
- Second team All-MWC (2005)
- First team All-MWC (2006, 2007, and 2008)
Phillips was drafted by the Baltimore Ravens with the 1st pick (137th overall) in the 5th Round of the 2009 NFL Draft.
On September 17, 2011, he was waived by Baltimore.
The Carolina Panthers claimed Phillips off of waivers on September 19.
On July 29, 2013, Phillips tore his right anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) in the Eagles' first training camp of the preseason. On August 19, 2014 Phillips was released in the first round of roster cuts.
- "Father’s advice serves him well: Today’s East-West Shrine Game will be one last chance for linebacker Jason Phillips to show A&M’s loss was a gain for TCU".
- Eagles keep the signings coming with Chung, Phillips
- Mosher, Geoff (July 29, 2013), Training camp nutshell: Jason Phillips hurt, CSN Philly, archived from the original on July 29, 2013, retrieved July 29, 2013