Meet newest Raven Jason Phillips: Inside Linebacker from TCU


With the 137th pick of the 2009 NFL Draft, the Ravens selected TCU inside linebacker Jason Phillips.

Here’s his bio:

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… 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 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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