Phil Epps

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Phil Epps
Date of birth (1959-11-11) November 11, 1959 (age 57)
Place of birth Atlanta, Texas
Career information
Position(s) Wide Receiver
College Texas Christian
NFL draft 1982 / Round: 12 / Pick 321
Career history
As player
1982–1988 Green Bay Packers
1989 New York Jets
Career stats

Phillip Epps (born November 11, 1959 in Atlanta, Texas) is a former American football wide receiver for the Green Bay Packers (1982-1988) and the New York Jets (1989). He attended Texas Christian University.

One of his more memorable catches was a 1985 game against the Minnesota Vikings in which he caught a pass from Lynn Dickey on the 21-yard line and hopped into the endzone, attempting to maintain his balance and remain inbounds. The Packers won 27-17.

Epps was also a World-Class sprinter. His personal best of 20.19 seconds in the 200 meters was the second fastest time in the world in 1982. He also competed in the 55 meters and 100 meters, posting personal bests of 6.08 seconds and 10.16 seconds.