1999: Played in ten games, starting nine of them... Accumulated 53 solo tackles and helped out on 44 other tackles ... Had four tackles for a loss, one sack, and two fumble recoveries. The 97 stops ranked second on the squad ... Tallied 10 or more tackles in a game six times, including four consecutive ... Ended the season with a 16-tackle effort (11 solo) vs. UAB. Is Tulane's leading tackler over the last two seasons.
1998: Played in all 12 games, starting final 11 at strongside linebacker ... Led team with 104 total tackles ... Had a career day at Army, making 22 total tackles, 15 solos, and causing a fumble ... Followed that up with a 12-tackle outing against Houston ... Tied for second on the team with six tackles for loss ... Grabbed second career interception against Navy ... Made a then career-high 13 tackles against the Midshipmen ... Also reached double figures in tackles with 10 against Louisville ... Two of his eight tackles against USL were sacks.
1997: Switched from safety to linebacker prior to spring drills, and it proved to be a significant move ... Contributed strongly on defense, particularly in passing situations ... Had 39 tackles, 23 unassisted, in 11 games as reserve ... Made first career interception at Southwestern Louisiana ... Registered a half-sack at Syracuse ... Made season-high six tackles at Southern Miss and had five stops vs. Rice.
HIGH SCHOOL: Karr High School, New Orleans, La. ... All-district and All-West Bank selection for state runners-up ... Had 73 tackles (49 unassisted) ... Also had two fumble recoveries, two interceptions, seven pass breakups and a blocked kick ... Named to Tom Lemming's All-Southeast team ... Called "the most overlooked, under-ranked player in New Orleans" by Lee Brecheen of The Louisiana Recruiting Report ... Honorable mention "Super Dozen" selection by Baton Rouge Advocate . . . Ranked among top 50 recruits in Conference USA by Athlon ... Two-year starter ... Sprinter on track team who finished fourth in Class 3A meet in 100 meters as a junior ... Coached by Don Wattigny.
PERSONAL: Jerry Lee Phillips ... Born Aug. 27, 1978 in New Orleans ... Son of Jerry and Janice Phillips ... Majoring in social science.
Phillips' Career Defensive Stats