Jason Phillips (wide receiver)

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Jason Phillips
Kansas Jayhawks
Position: Wide receivers coach
Personal information
Born: (1966-10-11) October 11, 1966 (age 51)
Crowley, Louisiana
Height: 5 ft 7 in (1.70 m)
Weight: 166 lb (75 kg)
Career information
High school: Houston (TX) Sterling
College: Houston
NFL Draft: 1989 / Round: 10 / Pick: 253
Career history
As player:
As coach:
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Games played: 58
Receiving yards: 578
Receiving average: 11.8
Receiving TDs: 2
Player stats at NFL.com
Player stats at PFR

Jason Howell Phillips (born October 11, 1966) is the former offensive coordinator and wide receivers coach for the Oregon State Beavers football team, which represents the Oregon State University. He is also a former American football wide receiver in the National Football League for the Detroit Lions and Atlanta Falcons.[1] He played college football at the University of Houston.

Early years[edit]

Phillips attended Ross Sterling High School, where he received All-District and All-Greater Houston honors as a senior quarterback.

After high school he joined Taft Junior College, receiving All-Conference honors as a freshman quarterback. He was converted into a wide receiver as a sophomore. In 1987, he transferred to the University of Houston to play under new head coach Jack Pardee. He tallied 99 receptions (led the nation) for 875 yards (led the conference) and 3 touchdowns.

In 1988, the Cougars were employing the run and shoot offense with Andre Ware at quarterback and James Dixon as the second wide receiver. Phillips led the nation in receptions (108), receiving yards (1,444) and receiving touchdowns (15).

Him and Dixon also became the first teammates in school history to register 1,000-receiving yards seasons in the same year. They are also the only wide receiver unit in NCAA history to each record over 100 receptions and rank 1-2 in the nation in receiving in the same season.[2][3]

In 2006, he was selected to the Southwest Conference All-Decade Team for the 80s. In 2006, he was inducted into the Houston Hall of Honor.

Professional career[edit]

Phillips was selected by the Detroit Lions in the 10th round (253rd overall) of the 1989 NFL Draft, who were using the run and shoot offense. He set a franchise rookie record with 10 receptions for 155 yards against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

On April 1st, 1991, the Atlanta Falcons signed Phillips as a Plan B free agent, who were using the run and shoot offense. He played there for 3 seasons under head coach Jerry Glanville and offensive coordinator June Jones.[4] He was released on August 23, 1994.

In 1995, he reunited with Pardee, his former college coach, in the Canadian Football League with the Birmingham Barracudas and was named to the South All-Star Team. In 1996, he was signed by the Hamilton Tiger-Cats. In two seasons, he posted 136 receptions for 2,029 yards and 16 touchdowns.

Coaching career[edit]

On Sunday, December 20, 2015, the University of Kansas announced the hiring of Phillips as their new WR coach.[5]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Jason Phillips". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved December 23, 2010. 
  2. ^ "Houston hands Rice 18th straight defeat". Retrieved February 19, 2018. 
  3. ^ "There's big catch to Cougar success". Retrieved February 19, 2018. 
  4. ^ "Jason Phillips". ESPN. Retrieved December 10, 2012. 
  5. ^ "Veteran Wide Receivers Coach Jason Phillips Joins Kansas Football Staff". KU Athletics. Retrieved March 19, 2016. 

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