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#6 Jacob Phillips Season 2019

Nashville, Tenn.
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 

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. 

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. 

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.   

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. 

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.

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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