From Paterson, NJ, Phillips played in the US Army All-American Bowl before beginning his college career at Boston College. He would then transfer to UConn for his final two years of eligibility.
As a Huskie, Phillips immediately became the teams second-leading receiver with 32 receptions, with 14 of them coming in the final 3 games. During his injury shortened senior season, he ended the year third on the team with 28 receptions for 406 yards and 3 touchdowns.
The 6’3″, 205 lbs WR went undrafted in 2015 signed with the Pittsburgh Steelers and ultimately made their practice squad. He was waived from the Steelers in 2016 after suffering a sports hernia that required a stint on the injured-reserved.
In 2018, the 26 year old Phillips will look to get his NFL career back on track by participating in The Spring League.
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