Position
Linebacker
Height
6'4
Weight
233 lbs.
Class
Junior
Hometown
Nashville, Tenn.
Major
Management
High School
East Nashville HS

No. 97 Pick in 2020 NFL Draft (Round 3) | Cleveland Browns Details
2018 SEC Defensive Player of the Week vs. Miami 

CAREER
Two-year starter at linebacker … Pure athlete that is able to make plays all over the field … Has a knack for finding the football … Led the Tigers in tackles in 2019 after finished second on the team behind first round draft pick Devin White in 2018 … Established himself as a leader on the LSU defense as a junior … Played in 39 games with 26 starts, including all 15 games in 2019 … 218 career tackles with 13.5 tackles for loss, two sacks and an interception … Is a member of the “Unique Gents”, a community service organization in his hometown of Nashville … The group is active in mentoring youth in his community. 

JUNIOR SEASON (2019) 
Second-year starter at linebacker and leading tackler for the Tigers in 2019 with 113 … Led the SEC in total tackles (113) and ranked No. 7 in the league in tackles per game (7.5) … Added 7.5 tackles for 22 yards in losses and a sack … Had 8 tackles and a tackle for a loss in win over Clemson in national championship game … Led LSU with 8 tackles win over Oklahoma … Double-figure tackles against Arkansas (12), Ole Miss (11), Vanderbilt (10), and Georgia Southern (10) … Had 9 tackles vs. Florida, 8 vs. Mississippi State and 7 against both Alabama and Auburn … Had 3.0 tackles for loss against Vanderbilt and 2.5 vs. Arkansas … Sack came against Auburn. 

SOPHOMORE SEASON (2018)
Played in 12 games with 11 starts … Finished second on the team with 87 tackles … Added 5.5 tackles for loss and a sack … Named SEC Defensive Player of the Week for his performance in first career start as he returned an interception 45 yards for a touchdown and added seven tackles in season-opening win over Miami … His TD against Miami gave the Tigers a 27-3 lead over the Hurricanes just before halftime … Had career-high 13 tackles vs. Louisiana Tech, 10 vs. Mississippi State and 11 vs. Texas A&M … Had at least seven tackles in seven games in 2018 … Missed the first half of the Fiesta Bowl due to being ejected for targeting in the 3OT vs. Texas A&M … Returned to action in the second half in win over UCF and finished with four tackles … First career sack came in win over Rice.   

FRESHMAN SEASON (2017)
Played in 12 games with no starts … Totaled 18 tackles and a half sack … Recorded then a career-high six tackles at Ole Miss … Had four tackles at Tennessee and three tackles against Syracuse … Also recorded at least one tackle against BYU, Chattanooga, Florida and in the Citrus Bowl against Notre Dame. 

HIGH SCHOOL
One of the nation’s top inside linebackers by 247Sports, Scout and Rivals … Rated as a five-star recruit according to Rivals and four-star player by ESPN, Scout and 247Sports … Ranked in the state of Tennessee as the No. 3 player by Rivals and No. 4 by 247Sports … Nationally ranked as No. 29 by Rivals and No. 46 by 247Sports … Surpassed 200 career tackles through two seasons of varsity football at East Nashville Magnet High School … Averaged 12.3 tackles per game in 2016 and finished as the team leader in tackles for loss with seven … Returned an interception and fumble for a touchdown in the same game during his senior season … For his career, finished with four interceptions and a fumble recovery in 20 games … Selected to play in the U.S. Army All-American Bowl … Earned Tennessee’s Mr. Football Award in Class 3A to wrap up his high school career … Coached by Brian Waite.

PERSONAL
Parents are Derrick and Tami Phillips … Born April 1, 1999 … Majoring in business administration.

Jacob Phillips’ Career Highs
Tackles: 13 vs. Louisiana Tech, 2018    
Tackles for Loss: 3.0 at Vanderbilt, 2019
Sacks: 1, 2x (Last: vs. Auburn, 2019)
Interceptions: 1 vs. Miami, 2018 
 

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