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John Phillips
TE #83
Height:
6-5
Weight:
251
Age:
27
College:
Virginia
Hometown:
Hot Springs, Va.
Experience:
6

Quick Stats (2014):

REC
1
YDS
1
AVG
1
TDS
1
Career Stats
SeasonTeamGamesReceivingRushingFumbles
GGSRecYdsAvgLongTDAttYdsAvgLngTDFUMLost
TOTAL 35 249 7.1 23 3 0 0 -- 0 0 0 0
2014 SD 15 0 1 1 1 1T 1 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2013 SD 15 6 4 30 7.5 13 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2012 DAL 16 9 8 55 6.9 19 1 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2011 DAL 16 7 15 101 6.7 12T 1 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2009 DAL 16 4 7 62 8.9 23 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Recent Games
WKOppResultReceivingRushingFumbles
RecYdsAvgLngTDAttYdsAvgLngTDFUMLost
1 @ARI L 17-18 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2 SEA W 30-21 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
3 @BUF W 22-10 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
4 JAC W 33-14 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
5 NYJ W 31-0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
6 @OAK W 31-28 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
7 KC L 20-23 1 1 1 1 1 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
8 @DEN L 21-35 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
9 @MIA L 0-37 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
11 OAK W 13-6 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
12 STL W 27-24 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
13 @BAL W 34-33 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
14 NE L 14-23 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
15 DEN L 10-22 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
16 @SF W 38-35 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --

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Bio

In his first season with the Chargers, Phillips proved to be a solid addition to the Bolts’ offense. Primarily utilized for his blocking skills, Phillips lined up at multiple spots as a tight end, an H-back and even occasionally as a fullback. He played in 15 games and made five starts, but his season was cut short by a right knee injury suffered early in the Chargers’ Dec. 22 game against Oakland. Phillips only caught four passes last season, but the injury occurred just as he made his fourth. He spent the entire offseason rehabbing and is looking forward to making a spirited return in 2014.

Phillips is a native of Warm Springs, Virginia, a small-town in the middle of the Allegheny Mountains, about 200 miles southwest of Washington D.C. that borders both Virginia and West Virginia. Warm Springs has a population of less than 150 and the town is so small that it doesn’t even have a stoplight. People who live in that part of the country make ends meet by living off the land. Phillips grew up doing the same, hunting and fishing in Warm Springs’ rural environment. He’s hunted since childhood, pursuing everything from deer, turkey, bobcats and even bears. He also enjoys trout fishing in the rivers of Bath County and bass fishing in its lakes.

Despite his rural upbringing, Phillips was a three-sport star at Bath County High School, earning all-state honors in football and baseball, and all-district honors in basketball. An excellent student, he attended the University of Virginia, one of the nation’s top academic institutions, and earned a degree in sociology in less than four years.

Phillips’ wife, Nikki, also attended Virginia where she started for four seasons for the Cavaliers’ soccer team. She was drafted by Chicago in the second round of the 2009 Women’s Professional Soccer League Draft and now plays for FC Kansas City in the National Women’s Soccer League. She also competes for Poland’s National Team.

Phillips continues to extol the grounded roots instilled in him from his Virginia upbringing. His vehicle of choice is a 1999 Chevy Tahoe that he purchased used in college with 90,000 miles on the odometer.

Phillips shared a house in college with several current and former NFL players, including St. Louis Rams defensive end Chris Long, who was the No. 2 overall selection in the 2008 NFL Draft.

TRANSACTION HISTORY: Sixth-round pick (208) by Dallas, April 26, 2009… signed with Cowboys, July 29...contract expired, March 12, 2013...signed three-year deal with Chargers, March 14.

2013: Season-long 13-yard catch Nov. 17 at Miami...injured right knee after making catch Dec. 22 vs. Oakland...placed on “Reserve-Injured” list Dec. 24.

2012: Season-high three catches, including one-yard touchdown catch Oct. 28 vs. New York Giants.

2011: Season-high three special teams tackles Oct. 23 vs. St. Louis... first regular-season touchdown catch (12 yards) Dec. 11 vs. Giants.

2010: Injured right ACL during Aug. 8 Hall of Fame Game vs. Cincinnati in Canton, Ohio...four catches for 60 yards vs. Bengals before being hurt...placed on “Reserve-Injured” list Aug. 31 and missed regular season.

2009: NFL debut Sept. 13 at Tampa Bay... first-career catch Nov. 1 vs. Seattle... career-long 23-yard catch in Dec. 19 win over previously undefeated New Orleans Saints...first career touchdown catch (one yard) for first points of game in 34-14 win over Philadelphia in Jan. 9 Wild Card Playoffs.

COLLEGE: Team captain and first-team All-ACC as senior after 48-catch season, second-best by tight end in school history...finished career with 69 catches for 670 yards and five touchdowns...played at Virginia from 2005- 08...earned degree in sociology.

PERSONAL: Born in Lowmoor, Va....two-time first-team all-state, and All- Roanoke Times and region defensive player of year as senior at Bath County High School in Hot Springs, Va...all-district basketball and baseball player, adding all-state honors on baseball diamond.

In his first season with the Chargers, Phillips proved to be a solid addition to the Bolts’ offense. Primarily utilized for his blocking skills, Phillips lined up at multiple spots as a tight end, an H-back and even occasionally as a fullback. He played in 15 games and made five starts, but his season was cut short by a right knee injury suffered early in the Chargers’ Dec. 22 game against Oakland. Phillips only caught four passes last season, but the injury occurred just as he made his fourth. He spent the entire offseason rehabbing and is looking forward to making a spirited return in 2014.

Phillips is a native of Warm Springs, Virginia, a small-town in the middle of the Allegheny Mountains, about 200 miles southwest of Washington D.C. that borders both Virginia and West Virginia. Warm Springs has a population of less than 150 and the town is so small that it doesn’t even have a stoplight. People who live in that part of the country make ends meet by living off the land. Phillips grew up doing the same, hunting and fishing in Warm Springs’ rural environment. He’s hunted since childhood, pursuing everything from deer, turkey, bobcats and even bears. He also enjoys trout fishing in the rivers of Bath County and bass fishing in its lakes.

Despite his rural upbringing, Phillips was a three-sport star at Bath County High School, earning all-state honors in football and baseball, and all-district honors in basketball. An excellent student, he attended the University of Virginia, one of the nation’s top academic institutions, and earned a degree in sociology in less than four years.

Phillips’ wife, Nikki, also attended Virginia where she started for four seasons for the Cavaliers’ soccer team. She was drafted by Chicago in the second round of the 2009 Women’s Professional Soccer League Draft and now plays for FC Kansas City in the National Women’s Soccer League. She also competes for Poland’s National Team.

Phillips continues to extol the grounded roots instilled in him from his Virginia upbringing. His vehicle of choice is a 1999 Chevy Tahoe that he purchased used in college with 90,000 miles on the odometer.

Phillips shared a house in college with several current and former NFL players, including St. Louis Rams defensive end Chris Long, who was the No. 2 overall selection in the 2008 NFL Draft.

TRANSACTION HISTORY: Sixth-round pick (208) by Dallas, April 26, 2009… signed with Cowboys, July 29...contract expired, March 12, 2013...signed three-year deal with Chargers, March 14.

2013: Season-long 13-yard catch Nov. 17 at Miami...injured right knee after making catch Dec. 22 vs. Oakland...placed on “Reserve-Injured” list Dec. 24.

2012: Season-high three catches, including one-yard touchdown catch Oct. 28 vs. New York Giants.

2011: Season-high three special teams tackles Oct. 23 vs. St. Louis... first regular-season touchdown catch (12 yards) Dec. 11 vs. Giants.

2010: Injured right ACL during Aug. 8 Hall of Fame Game vs. Cincinnati in Canton, Ohio...four catches for 60 yards vs. Bengals before being hurt...placed on “Reserve-Injured” list Aug. 31 and missed regular season.

2009: NFL debut Sept. 13 at Tampa Bay... first-career catch Nov. 1 vs. Seattle... career-long 23-yard catch in Dec. 19 win over previously undefeated New Orleans Saints...first career touchdown catch (one yard) for first points of game in 34-14 win over Philadelphia in Jan. 9 Wild Card Playoffs.

COLLEGE: Team captain and first-team All-ACC as senior after 48-catch season, second-best by tight end in school history...finished career with 69 catches for 670 yards and five touchdowns...played at Virginia from 2005- 08...earned degree in sociology.

PERSONAL: Born in Lowmoor, Va....two-time first-team all-state, and All- Roanoke Times and region defensive player of year as senior at Bath County High School in Hot Springs, Va...all-district basketball and baseball player, adding all-state honors on baseball diamond.

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