Michael Philipp (pronounced FILL-ip) is a versatile lineman that is a frontrunner to reclaim one of the open starting spots this season ... 22 career starts entering the season is the most on the team.
Michael Philipp (pronounced FILL-ip) finished his career having started 48 games, all at left tackle, including 26 straight ... his 48 starts rank third in Oregon State history (Roy Schuening, OG, 50 starts all-time leader) ... his last 26 starts (2012 & '13) were all alongside left guard Josh Andrews, forming a solid and consistent left side for the rushing attack.
Michael reclaimed the starting spot at left tackle after missing the 2011 season ... started all 13 games ... part of an offensive line that vastly improved from the previous season.
Struggled through a knee injury during fall camp that required surgery ... redshirt ... had moved to right tackle prior to the season.
Had an injury-marred season that included a broken nose and ankle injury prior to the first game - in fact missed the first game ... suffered a sprained ankle in the latter half of the season forcing him to miss the last three games ... Phil Steele named him to his Pac-10 Second Team.
Freshman All-America teams by Phil Steele and CollegeFootballNews.com ... won the starting left tackle spot during fall camp ... the first true freshman to start on the offensive line at Oregon State since 1997 ... formed a solid left side of the line along with Grant Johnson (LG), both of which were new starters.
Highly recruited offensive lineman ... rated by rivals.com as four-star athlete ... 2007 and '08 all-state ... rivals.com rated him the 66th best overall prospect in the nation, the second-best run blocker and the third-best pass blocker ... SuperPrep All-American ... received the Anthony Munoz Offensive Lineman of the Year award as the top offensive lineman in San Bernardino County ... played in the U.S. Army All-American Bowl.
2011: Missed the season following knee surgery.
Born September 7, 1991 in San Bernardino, California ... son of Mareko and Me Philipp ... has one sister, Clara, and three brothers, Mark, Paul and Hans ... Mark played football at Southern Illinois and is currently a strength and conditioning coach at Oregon State ... Paul was a four-year letterman (2003-06) at Arizona ... Hans lettered as a defensive tackle at Arizona in 2008 ... chose Oregon State because "it came down to where I felt most comfortable and for me, that was at Oregon State. My trip to Oregon State was eye opening and I loved it. I loved the coaches and especially Coach Riley and the Coach Cavanaugh" ... participated in the "Learning Through Listening: Native American Issues in Rural Oregon Communities during spring break of 2010, involving five days of interacting with the Confederated Tribes of the Siletz Indians ... majoring in public health.