UCLA Sean is a fine athlete who is expected to battle for the starting job at left defensive tackle He has recovered from his previous injuries and has improved his strength and quickness He has demonstrated good pass rush skills He has bulked up since shifting from end to tackle He has been a solid contributor as both a part-time starter and a reserve the past three seasons A versatile performer, he is capable of playing at either tackle or end.
2001 Appeared in seven games on the defensive line He was on the field for at least 15 plays in four games with a high of 21 at Kansas Also saw action on the field goal block unit as a special teams contributor On the year, he made six tackles, including one quarterback sack Had highs of two tackles each in games against Oregon and Arizona State.
2000 As a redshirt sophomore, he appeared in eight games on defense (end) Started three times Oregon, Arizona State and California Suffered a sprained ankle on the first series versus California and missed the next three contests Returned to action against Washington and USC but did not play in the Sun Bowl after reinjuring his ankle Played at least 13 snaps in seven games, including 81 at Oregon, 50 versus Arizona State and 27 against Michigan On the year, he made six tackles (four solos), including one sack and a total of three for losses Made three stops, including one sack, versus Arizona State Also saw some playing time on the field goal block unit.
1999 Appeared in all 11 games Credited with 11 tackles, including three tackles for loss, and one forced fumble Phillips played at least 17 defensive snaps in five games, including 31 versus Oregon State and 20 versus Arizona Made high of two tackles each in games versus Fresno State, Stanford and Oregon State.
1998 Did not appear in a game in his first year in the program.
HIGH SCHOOL Sean ranked among the Top 10 prospects in Texas as a senior following the 1997 season Earned three letters at John F. Dulles High School in Sugar Land, TX for coach Jim Creech A gifted pass rusher Recorded 72 solos, 22 tackles for losses, 12 sacks, four fumbles caused, three fumble recoveries, three batted passes and 10 quarterback hurries Parade All-America Member of PrepStar Dream Team (No. 6 DL) PrepStar Big 12 Region Super 30 PrepStar All-America (No. 2 DL in Big 12 Region) National Recruiting Advisor All-America (No. 4 strong side DE and No. 27 on the National 100) Student Sports Senior All-America ESPN SportsZone second-team All-American ESPN SportsZone No. 8 DL The Sporting News Top 100 (No. 18 prospect) ESPN SportsZone No. 27 prospect SuperPrep All-America (No. 14 DL) SuperPrep All-Southwest (No. 28 prospect in Texas) Cornwells National Top 100 (No. 41 prospect) CBS SportsLine Top 100 Member of PrepStar pre-season Dream Team PrepStar pre-season Big 12 Super 24 National Recruiting Advisor pre-season All-American (No. 3 Strong-Side DE and No. 1 DL in Southwest) SuperPrep pre-season Top 50 SuperPrep pre-season All-America (No. 6 DL) As a junior, he had 74 solos, 23 assists, 5 fumble recoveries, 4 fumbles caused, 8 sacks, 17 tackles for losses and 16 QB pressures All-District first team As a sophomore, he recorded 78 tackles, 18 tackles for loss, nine sacks, five passes batted down, 20 assisted tackles, three fumble recoveries and 11 hurries Also played basketball, averaging 15 points and 12 rebounds per game for coach Carabine, with a high game of 40 points Lettered two seasons in track for coach Palmer Best mark in the discus is 159-6 1/2 Played summer league AAU basketball.
PERSONAL Full Name: Sean Danielle Phillips Born: Jan. 23, 1981 in Houston, TX Parents: Eddie and Otha Mae Phillips Lists NFL star defensive lineman Tony Brackens as the player he patterns his style after Enjoys traveling, music and socializing His biggest thrill to date was appearing on the front page of his hometown Houston Chronicle History major.
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