Overview
Jason Phillips is a linebacker for the Baltimore Ravens, who selected him with the 137th overall pick in the fifth round of the 2009 of the NFL Draft. Phillips attended TCU, where he played four seasons. Phillips is 6-feet, 1-inch tall and weighs 234 pounds.
Prep Career
At Waller High School in Waller, TX, Phillips played quarterback and safety. During his senior season, he rushed for 1,291 yards and threw for another 1,070. He was recruited primarily as a defensive player, though TCU listed him as a fullback during the 2004 season.
College Career
After redshirting 2004, Phillips debuted at linebacker as a freshman, starting all 12 games for the Horned Frogs. He earned second team All-MWC honors, becoming the first freshman defensive player to earn an all-conference nod. His 71 tackles as a freshman led the team. Phillips was a first team All-MWC selection during each of his final three seasons at TCU. As a sophomore, he recorded 73 tackles, helping TCU lead the nation in total defense. The Horned Frogs were also the nation's top-ranked defense during Phillips' senior year. He finished his career with 315 total tackles, including 38.5 for loss. He started all but one game of his career, missing the game against Stephen F. Austin as a senior.
NFL Career
Phillips was selected in the fifth round (137th overall) of the 2009 NFL Draft by the Baltimore Ravens. Before the 2009 season, Phillips signed a three-year/$1.34M contract with Baltimore. However, the Ravens placed Phillips on injured reserve prior to the season with a knee injury.
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