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Sergio Phillips Career Stats
Originally signed with the 2013 class as an offensive lineman, but didn't join SDSU until the spring of 2014 on the defensive line ... Worked up from No. 4 on the depth chart at defensive tackle heading into the fall to the backup to Christian Heyward for the Poinsettia Bowl vs. Navy, but moved back to offensive line during the spring of 2015 ... Moved back to the defensive side of the ball for the final two games of 2015 due to an injury to Heyward, where he has remained since ... Is listed as the starter at defensive tackle heading into the 2017 campaign.
JUNIOR SEASON (2016)
Played in the team’s 14 games off the bench, logging 42 tackles (20 solo), 3.5 tackles for loss, three sacks, a forced fumble, a pass breakup and three quarterback hurries ... Came off the bench against New Hampshire in the 2016 opener and made a solo stop with a quarterback hurry ... Had an assisted tackle off the bench vs. California ... Did not find the stat sheet in a reserve role at Northern Illinois ... Had a career-high five tackles at South Alabama off the bench (his previous high was two) ... Registered two stops (one solo) against UNLV ... Came up with two tackles (one solo) off the bench at Fresno State ... Had two tackles (one solo), including 0.5 TFL off the pine vs. San José State ... Recorded four tackles (two solo) in a reserve role at Utah State ... Had another good game with four tackles (all solo), a 3-yard sack and a forced fumble off the pine against Hawai’i ... The forced fumble was the first of his career ... Made three tackles (two solo) with an 8-yard sack (and tackle for loss) and a quarterback hurry at Nevada ... Made three stops off the bench and added a quarterback hurry at Wyoming ... Had an assisted stop off the bench once again vs. Colorado State ... Had arguably the best game of his career at Wyoming in the MW Championship, registering a career-high 10 tackles, including a sack and a tackle for loss, and a pass breakup ... Led the team in tackles for the first time of his career ... Had another four stops vs. Houston in the Las Vegas Bowl.
SOPHOMORE SEASON (2015)
Played in eight games with the first six appearances coming on the offensive line and the final two on the defensive line ... Did not record a stat on the season ... Logged offensive line time off the bench at Penn State, vs. Utah State, at Colorado State, against Wyoming, at UNLV and vs. Nevada ... Was the only defensive substitution in the Mountain West Championship game vs. Air Force ... Also logged defensive line time against Cincinnati in the Hawai`i Bowl.
FRESHMAN (TRUE) SEASON (2014)
Played in seven games off the bench, registering five tackles, including a sack and two tackles for loss ... Made his collegiate debut in the opener vs. Northern Arizona without finding the stat sheet ... Did not play in each of the next four games - at No. 21/23 North Carolina, at Oregon State, vs. UNLV and at Fresno State ... Made his first career tackle at New Mexico in a reserve role, which ended up being a 4-yard loss ... Did not see action vs. Hawai`i or at Nevada ... Recorded a career-high two stops vs. Idaho, both assisted tackles ... Had one tackle at Boise State ... Logged statless time in home games vs. Air Force and San José State ... Came off the bench vs. Navy in the Poinsettia Bowl, recording a solo tackle, which was a 4-yard sack (and TFL).
Named a first-team Class 5A all-state pick by the Associated Press and a second-team selection by The OldCoach.com ... Named to the all-state first team as a senior ... A first-team District 7-5A all-district honoree in back-to-back years in 2011 and 2012 ... Graded out at 96 percent with 94 pancake blocks and no sacks allowed as a senior ... The Eagles went 14-1 and 7-0 in league play in 2012 after going 10-2 and 5-1 in 2011 ... A three-star recruit by Scout.com, ESPN and 247Sports.com, and two-star pick by Rivals.com ... Ranked as the 24th-best incoming center by Scout ... 247Sports had him at No. 59 in the country among offensive guards and 205th of all players in the state of Texas ... Also got an 83 rating by 247Sports ... Received a scout grade of 72 by ESPN and a national ranking of 95th among offensive guards ... Competed on the basketball team and in track & field (shot put).
Sergio R. Phillips was born Sept. 2, 1994, in Dallas, Texas ... Son of Paula Glenn ... Picked SDSU over Nevada, where he had an official visit, and Memphis, New Mexico and New Mexico State ... Was also looked at in the recruiting process by Baylor, Boise State, California, Kansas State, LSU, Missouri, North Texas, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Oregon State, Stanford, TCU, Texas A&M, Texas Tech and West Virginia ... Majoring in social science.
Tackles: 10 at Wyoming (12/3/16)
Tackles For Loss: 1.0, five times
Sacks: 1.0, four times
Pass Breakups: 1 at Wyoming (12/3/16)
Forced Fumbles: 1 vs. Hawai’i (11/5/16)