2008: First-team All-Mountain West Conference ... first player in Mountain West Conference history to be first- or second-team all-conference four straight seasons ... preseason All-American and Mountain West Conference Defensive Player of the Year ... ranked by Dave Campbell's Texas Football as the State's Best Defensive Player ... appeared on watch lists for the Bronko Nagurski Trophy, Dick Butkus Award and Rotary Lombardi Award ... TCU's leading tackler for the third time in four seasons ... his 84 stops enabled him to go over the 300-career tackle mark (315) ... placed second on the Horned Frogs, behind only Jerry Hughes, and among the MWC leaders with 13.0 tackles for loss ... had a season-best three TFLs, including a 12-yard sack, against Oklahoma ... had a TFL in all but two contests ... recorded at least 10 tackles in four games ... totaled a season-high 11 stops, including one for a loss, in a 54-7 win over Wyoming ... had 10-tackle efforts against BYU, Utah and Stanford ... added a sack in the Utah game ... combined on 1.5 TFLs, including a sack, in a 26-3 win at New Mexico ... recorded two pass breakups in a 48-7 victory at SMU ... had two TFLs as part of eight stops to go with two quarterback hurries in the 41-7 win against San Diego State ... totaled nine tackles, including a 10-yard sack, in the 44-10 win over Air Force ... started 12 games ... did not play against Stephen F. Austin due to injury, the only game in the last four years he did not start.
2007: Named the State's Best Linebacker by Dave Campbell's Texas Football ... was also on the Dave Campbell's first-team All-Texas College Team ... a second-team All-Mountain West Conference selection ... named all-conference for the third consecutive season ... TCU's leading tackler with 87 stops ... has increased his tackle total each season ... has 231 career stops to top all active Frogs ... his 10.5 tackles for a loss tied for second on TCU ... tied for fourth on the Frogs with six pass break-ups ... started every game for the third consecutive season ... closed the campaign by tying for team-high honors with 10 stops in the 20-13 Texas Bowl win over Houston ... had two tackles for losses totaling 14 yards, including a 12-yard sack, against the Cougars ... MWC Defensive Player of the Week after recording a career-best 13 tackles, including 10 solo stops, with two pass break-ups in a win at San Diego State ... had at least five stops in 11 of 13 contests ... posted a tackle for a loss in seven games ... had three tackles for a loss, totaling 15 yards, versus Utah ... recorded two tackles for negative yards at Texas ... had an 8-yard sack as part of six stops at Air Force ... totaled nine tackles, including one for a loss, and two pass break-ups at Wyoming ... recorded a TFL among seven solo stops in the win at Stanford ... had an interception and 34-yard return while adding six tackles in the season-opening 27-0 victory over Baylor ... appeared on watch lists for the Rotary Lombardi Award and Dick Butkus Award.
2006: First-team All-Mountain West Conference... the Frogs' second-leading tackler with 73 stops... closed the regular season by tying a career-high with 10 tackles, seven solo, against Air Force... had a tackle for a loss and a sack in that total... recorded his first collegiate interception, and the first pick by a TCU linebacker in nearly two years, while equaling a personal-best with 10 tackles in the 46-13 win over UC Davis... took part in a sack while totaling eight stops in the 12-3 victory over Texas Tech... his other top game in tackles was nine, including two for a loss, at Utah... contributed seven tackles to the 27-21 win at New Mexico... recovered a fumble in the 31-17 victory at Army... totaled four stops, one for a loss, and a pass break-up in a 17-7 win at Baylor... combined for six tackles in limited duty during the 52-0 decision over San Diego State.
2005: A second-team Freshman All-American by The Sporting News... named the Mountain West Conference Freshman of the Year by CollegeFootballNews.com... became the first freshman defensive player in Mountain West Conference history to earn first- or second-team All-MWC honors... was a second-team pick... started all 12 games in topping the Horned Frogs with 71 tackles... tied for third on the team with 8.5 stops for a loss... recorded a tackle behind the line of scrimmage in nine of the 12 contests... closed the season with eight tackles, his third-best total on the year, in the 27-24 EV1.net Houston Bowl win over Iowa State... totaled a season-best 10 stops, including eight solo, in a win over New Mexico... posted nine tackles in the nationally-televised victory versus Utah... totaled a season-best 1.5 stops behind the line of scrimmage while also breaking up a pass in the regular-season finale versus UNLV.
2004: Redshirted as a true freshman fullback.
High School: Played quarterback and linebacker at Waller High... also served as the deep snapper... was the District 18-4A MVP in 2003... was a member of Team USA in the 2004 Global Bowl and was selected to play in the 2004 Bayou Bowl... carried 172 times for 1,291 yards as a senior... completed 61-of-138 passes for 1,070 yards... was an all-district selection in 2002 after carrying 91 times for 734 yards with nine TDs... team captain in 2002 and 2003... was the District 18-4A Newcomer of the Year in 2001... was a regional qualifier in the 110 meter hurdles... was a Texas Scholar... selected TCU over Texas A&M, Baylor and Houston.
Personal: Parents are Jim and Diane Phillips... pursuing a degree in criminal justice.
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