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Adrian Phillips (born March 28, 1992) is an American football safety for the Los Angeles Chargers of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at the University of Texas at Austin.

Adrian Phillips
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Phillips in 2015
No. 31 – Los Angeles Chargers
Position:Safety/Real American Hero
Personal information
Born: (1992-03-28) March 28, 1992 (age 27)
Garland, Texas
Height:5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Weight:210 lb (95 kg)
Career information
High school:Garland (Garland, Texas)
College:Texas
Undrafted:2014
Career history
Roster status:Injured reserve
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of 2018
Total tackles:215
Forced fumbles:2
Fumble recoveries:1
Pass deflections:18
Interceptions:5
Player stats at NFL.com
Player stats at PFR

Early yearsEdit

Phillips played high school football at Garland High School in Garland, Texas. Phillips was an all-state, all-area and two-time first-team all-district selection while playing offense and defense for the Owls. He was a member of ESPNU’s top 150 national prospects, ranked as the 14th-best athlete by ESPNU and 25th-best athlete by Rivals. He recorded 72 receptions for 1,307 yards and 14 TDs, 1,111 rushing yards, 14 rushing TDs, 949 passing yards, five passing touchdowns, 87 tackles, a forced fumble, and three interceptions.[1]

College careerEdit

Phillips played for the Texas Longhorns from 2010 to 2013. He played in 50 games, starting 28. He was a 2013 honorable mention All-Big 12 coaches choice. Phillips had 206 career tackles and was a team captain in the 2013 season.[1]

Professional careerEdit

Phillips signed with the San Diego Chargers on June 16, 2014 after going undrafted in the 2014 NFL Draft.[2] He was released by the Chargers on September 23 and re-signed by the team on September 29, 2014. He was released on October 1 and signed to the team's practice squad on October 7, 2014. Phillips was promoted to the active roster and made his NFL debut on November 2, 2014 against the Miami Dolphins, recording one tackle.[3][4] He was released by the Chargers on November 3, 2014.[3] He was re-signed to the Chargers' practice squad on November 4, 2014.[5] Phillips was released by the Chargers on November 29 and re-signed to the team's practice squad on December 2, 2014.[3]

Phillips was released by the Chargers on September 5, 2015 and signed to the team's practice squad on September 6, 2015.[6][7] He was released by the Chargers on October 12, 2015.[8] Phillips was signed to the Chargers' practice squad on October 14 and promoted to the team's active roster on October 20, 2015.[9]

On September 11, 2017, in the season opener against the Denver Broncos on Monday Night Football, Phillips had an interception off of quarterback Trevor Siemian that helped set up a scoring drive for the Chargers.[10] He played in 15 games with four starts as the No. 3 safety behind Jahleel Addae and Tre Boston.

On March 14, 2018, Phillips re-signed with the Chargers.[11] He played in 16 games with seven starts, recording a career-high 94 combined tackles, nine passes defensed, one interception, and a forced fumble. He was named to his first Pro Bowl and was named first-team All-Pro, both as a special teamer.

On March 15, 2019, Phillips re-signed with the Chargers.[12] He entered the season as a starting safety following an injury to Derwin James. He suffered a broken arm in Week 2 and was placed on injured reserve on September 17, 2019.[13]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "ADRIAN PHILLIPS". TexasSports.com. Archived from the original on September 7, 2015. Retrieved November 3, 2014.
  2. ^ Henne, Ricky (June 16, 2014). "Chargers Sign DB Adrian Phillips; Waive D.J. Adams". Chargers.com. Retrieved May 28, 2017.
  3. ^ a b c "Adrian Phillips". kffl.com. Archived from the original on December 4, 2014. Retrieved November 3, 2014.
  4. ^ "Adrian Phillips". NFL.com. Retrieved November 3, 2014.
  5. ^ Padaon, Ernie (November 4, 2014). "San Diego Chargers Re-Sign Adrian Phillips To Practice Squad". BoltBeat.com. Archived from the original on September 7, 2015. Retrieved November 4, 2014.
  6. ^ "Fantasy Football Breaking News". Rotoworld.com. September 5, 2015. Archived from the original on September 5, 2015. Retrieved September 5, 2015.
  7. ^ Gehlken, Michael (September 6, 2015). "Chargers place nine on practice squad". SanDiegoUnionTribune.com. Archived from the original on September 7, 2015. Retrieved September 6, 2015.
  8. ^ Henne, Ricky (October 12, 2015). "Bolts Activate Antonio Gates, Waive Adrian Phillips". Chargers.com. Archived from the original on October 13, 2015. Retrieved October 13, 2015.
  9. ^ "ADRIAN PHILLIPS". FoxSports.com. Archived from the original on October 21, 2015. Retrieved October 21, 2015.
  10. ^ "Los Angeles Chargers at Denver Broncos - September 11th, 2017". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved October 7, 2017.
  11. ^ Henne, Ricky (March 14, 2018). "Bolts Agree to New Contract with Adrian Phillips". Chargers.com.
  12. ^ Henne, Ricky (March 15, 2019). "He's Back! Bolts Agree to Terms with Pro Bowl and All-Pro S Adrian Phillips". Chargers.com.
  13. ^ "Chargers Announce Pair of Signings". Chargers.com. September 17, 2019.

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