2015 NFL DRAFT

Colter Phillips, TE

School: Virginia  |  Conference: ACC
College Experience: Senior  |  Hometown: Darnestown, MD
Height/Weight: 6-5 / 261 lbs.
Projected Ranking
OverallPositionProj. Rnd.
93048-
Career Notes
2011 - On the John Mackey Award watch list ... Phil Steele?s preseason All-ACC fourth team. 2010 - Finalist with his brothers Andrew and Paul for the Orange Bowl Courage Award.
2012 Season
Appeared in all 12 games and made two starts ... started his first game against Wake Forest and the second at Virginia Tech ... had eight catches for 47 yards on the season ... key blocker in the rushing game ... caught two passes for 10 yards against UR ... an illegal shift negated a 20-yard reception against Penn State ... also made catches against Louisiana Tech, Maryland, Wake Forest, NC State, Miami and North Carolina.
2011 Season
Started the opener against William & Mary and injured his foot/ankle on the game?s sixth play ... missed the IU, UNC and Southern Miss game due to the injury ... returned to the field against Idaho and made nine starts in 2011 ... made first catch of the season at Maryland ... caught two balls for seven yards against Auburn in the Chick-fil-A Bowl. 2010 - Appeared in all 12 games in 2010 ... made 10 starts ... earned his second letter ... scored his first career touchdown on a 17-yard pass from Michael Rocco against VMI ... made 18 catches for 155 yards and three TDs ... made a career-high four catches for 31 yards at Boston College ... scored TD receptions against Florida State and No. 22 Miami ... grabbed three catches for 28 yards against the No. 22 Hurricanes ... made two catches at Georgia Tech and against North Carolina. 2009 - Started six of the 12 games in which he appeared ... earned his first letter ... second tight end option ... caught five passes for 34 yards ... returned one kick for nine yards against Georgia Tech ... season-high two receptions for 20 yards against Georgia Tech ... first career reception came against Yellow Jackets ... made his first career start at North Carolina ... also appeared in 121 plays on special teams. 2008- Redshirted.
2010 Season
Appeared in all 12 games in 2010 ... made 10 starts ... earned his second letter ... scored his first career touchdown on a 17-yard pass from Michael Rocco against VMI ... made 18 catches for 155 yards and three TDs ... made a career-high four catches for 31 yards at Boston College ... scored TD receptions against Florida State and No. 22 Miami ... grabbed three catches for 28 yards against the No. 22 Hurricanes ... made two catches at Georgia Tech and against North Carolina.
2009 Season
Started six of the 12 games in which he appeared ... earned his first letter ... second tight end option ... caught five passes for 34 yards ... returned one kick for nine yards against Georgia Tech ... season-high two receptions for 20 yards against Georgia Tech ... first career reception came against Yellow Jackets ... made his first career start at North Carolina ... also appeared in 121 plays on special teams.
2008 Season
Redshirted.
High School
Good sized tight end in a run-oriented offense for coach Dan Paro at Georgetown Prep ... ranked as the country's No. 88 tight end by Scout ... listed as the No. 20 player in Maryland by Rivals ... the No. 21 player in the Mid-Atlantic by SuperPrep and No. 26 by Scout ... 2 stars by Rivals and Scout ... 13 receptions for 220 yards a senior ... second-team all-state defensive lineman as a senior ... also earned first-team All-Sentinel and all-conference honors as a tight end ... all-conference as a junior after catching 11 passes for 185 yards and one touchdown ... made 47 tackles, including eight sacks that season as well ... also competed in hurdles, discus and shot put on the track team.
Personal
Full name is John Colter Phillips ... son of Janet and Bill Phillips ... his father played football at Evansville, while his mother was a swimmer at Catholic and is a competitive equestrian ... direct descendant of Lewis and Clark expedition guide John Colter ... has three brothers-Andrew, a former All-Pac Ten offensive lineman at Stanford (2007-10), Paul, a redshirt freshman tight end at Indiana, and Willy.
 
 
Latest News
06/21/2012 - Top-five Virginia prospects for the 2013 NFL Draft: 3. TE Colter Phillips (6-6, 245)...If players were drafted based on collegiate production, Phillips would be lucky to get a try-out in the NFL. With only 26 catches entering his senior season, he has as many career receptions as he does starts for Virginia. Phillips was a top-40 tight end recruit out of high school and chose Virginia over Stanford and Wake Forest. After redshirting in 2008, he started 16 games over his first two seasons, combining for 23 catches and three scores. Phillips battled a foot injury last season as a junior and started nine games, but recorded just three receptions. Phillips comes from a football family as his older brother (Andrew) was an All-Conference lineman at Stanford and his younger brother (Paul) is currently a sophomore tight end at Indiana. Colter needs to stay healthy, but moves well for his size and has the skill-set to have a break-out 2012 campaign. Virginia has had three tight ends drafted since 2005, including Heath Miller who was taken in the first round by the Pittsburgh Steelers. While Phillips is a long-shot to go in the top-32 picks, he could warrant a draft pick with a healthy senior season. - Dane Brugler, NFLDraftScout.com

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