Ryan Phillips (American football)

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Ryan Phillips
No. 91, 56
Position: Linebacker
Personal information
Date of birth: (1974-02-07) February 7, 1974 (age 43)
Place of birth: Renton, Washington
Career information
High school: Auburn (WA)
College: Idaho
NFL Draft: 1997 / Round: 3 / Pick: 68
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career NFL statistics
Tackles: 192
Sacks: 3.5
Interceptions: 4
Forced fumbles: 1
Player stats at NFL.com

Richard Ryan Phillips (born February 7, 1974) is a former professional American football player who played linebacker for five seasons for the New York Giants and the Indianapolis Colts. He was a third round draft selection in the 1997 NFL Draft, the 68th overall pick. At the time, one of his hobbies was skydiving.[1]

Phillips played high school football in the Seattle area at Auburn Senior High School in Auburn, Washington, and college football for the Vandals of the University of Idaho in Moscow. He was the Big Sky Conference defensive player of the year and an All-American (Division I-AA) as a junior in 1995 at defensive end. Phillips moved to outside linebacker as a senior in 1996.[2]


  1. ^ Sahlberg, Bert (April 19, 1997). "Idaho: Phillips' daredevil hobby catches recruiters' eyes". Lewiston Morning Tribune. p. 1B. 
  2. ^ Sullivan, Tim (August 28, 1996). "Linebacker life suits Idaho sack-master Phillips". Moscow-Pullman Daily News. p. 1B. 

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