As a Senior (2023)

  • Preseason Fourth Team All-Pac-12 DL (Phil Steele)
  • Appeared in all 12 games during his senior season, making five starts on the defensive line
  • Compiled 14 total tackles, two tackles for a loss, and a half sack
  • Put up three tackles, including a solo tackle, vs. Arizona (Sept. 23)
  • Recorded a half sack in the 126th Big Game, with a pair of assisted tackles (Nov. 18)
  • Tied a season-high with three tackles in the season finale vs. No. 17 Notre Dame (Nov. 25)

As a Junior (2022)

  • Started all 12 games
  • Finished with 41 tackles (15 solo), four TFLs and three sacks with five QB hurries (according to coaches' stats)

As a Sophomore (2021)

  • Appeared in nine games with one start
  • Made five tackles on the year
  • Made his collegiate debut in a start against Kansas State (Sept. 4)
  • Made a career high two tackles at Vanderbilt (Sept. 18)

As a Freshman (2020)

  • Did not see action

Prior to Stanford

  • Played at San Joaquin Memorial High School for head coach Anthony Goston
  • A four-star recruit ranked No. 350 by PrepStar and No. 366 by 247Sports
  • Ranked No. 36 in California by 247Sports, No. 38 by ESPN, No. 39 by PrepStar and No. 41 by Rivals
  • Top-rated defensive tackle ranked No. 27 by PrepStar, No. 29 by 247Sports, No. 30 by ESPN and No. 39 by Rivals
  • All-state (2019)
  • Two-time all-section first team (2018-19)
  • Three-time all-league (2017-19)
  • All-state third team (2018)
  • Finished his senior season with 90 tackles and 14 sacks in 2019
  • Totaled 70 tackles with eight sacks as a junior in 2018
  • Registered 54 tackles with seven sacks in 2017 as a sophomore
  • Also competed in track & field
  • Finished in the top 10 in the state in the shot put
  • Member of the Principal’s Honor Roll and California Scholarship Federation


  • Son of David and Jennifer Phillips
  • Father played football at Long Beach State
  • Has one sister, Georgia
  • Sister plays water polo at UCLA
  • Uncle, Larry Curtis, played football at Cal Poly