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Kenny Phillips biography

Date of birth : 1986-11-24
Date of death : -
Birthplace : Miami, Florida, U.S.
Nationality : American
Category : Sports
Last modified : 2010-09-24
Credited as : Football player NFL, safety for the New York Giants, Pro Bowl/NFL Draft player

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* Originally a 1st round (31st pick overall) draft choice by the Giants in 2008.


* Phillips was the 1st safety selected by the Giants in the 1st round of the NFL Draft since Shaun Williams in 1998.


* Has played in 18 games with 5 starts…Two-year totals include 82 tackles (53 solo), 3 interceptions, 9 passes defensed and 5 special teams tackles.
* In 2009, started the season's first 2 games at strong safety…Had 16 tackles (10 solo) and 2 interceptions…Opened season with 6 tackles (4 solo) vs. Washington (9/13) and tallied a team-high 10 tackles (6 solo) and 2 interceptions at Dallas (9/20)…Both picks set up Giants touchdowns…Phillips intercepted Tony Romo in both the 2nd and 3rd quarters to become the 1st Giant with 2 picks in a game since Aaron Ross on Nov. 16, 2008 vs. Baltimore…In the week after that game, an exam and MRI revealed that Phillips had patella femoral arthritis in his left knee…He underwent surgery and was placed on injured reserve (9/24).
* As a rookie in 2008, Phillips played in all 16 regular season games with 3 starts and started the NFC Divisional Playoff Game…Finished with 66 tackles (43 solo) 1 interception, 7 passes defensed and 5 special teams tackles. In the postseason he had 3 solo tackles on defense and 5 special teams tackles…Contributed 3 solo tackles in his NFL debut vs. Washington (9/4)…Recorded his 1st career interception when he picked off a Ben Roethlisberger pass late in the 4th quarter at Pittsburgh (10/26).
* Made his 1st career start at safety at Philadelphia (11/9) and finished 2nd on the team with 6 tackles (5 solo) and 1 QB hurry…Started and had 2 solo tackles vs. Baltimore (11/16)…Posted 8 tackles (7 solo) at Arizona (11/23), where had added 2 QB hits and 3 passes defensed…Started vs. Philadelphia (12/7) as the Giants defense opened the game in a dime package and finished with 8 tackles (4 solo) and 1 pass defensed.


* Phillips played in 34 games with 33 starts at Miami before entering the NFL Draft following his junior season. He registered 203 tackles (133 solos), 15 stops for losses of 31 yards, 1 fumble recovery and 3 forced fumbles. He had 7 interceptions and 13 pass deflections.
* Intercepted 3 passes vs. Duke in 2006 to become the 1st Hurricane with 3 picks in a game since Bobby Harden (vs. Brigham Young) in 1988.


* Joins with Terrell Thomas each year to identify and host a youth group for a night out during the holidays – providing gifts and a memorable experience for the group.
* Attended a fundraiser dinner hosted by Coach Peter Giunta for Holy Spirit School.
* Hosted Giants fans and season ticket holders during the team's Draft Day Party at New Meadowlands Stadium.
* Attended the Giants Kickoff Luncheon benefitting St. Vincent's Medical Center.


* Attended Carroll High School in Miami, where he was rated the best safety in the country, earning USA Today Defensive Player of the Year honors as a senior free safety….Phillips was a member of the Parade All-America, Prep Star Top 100 Dream Team and the USA Today All-USA High School Football team and was rated the nation's best safety prospect and 12th-best player regardless of position by
* Intercepted 16 passes during his career and as a senior, he finished with 84 tackles, 6 interceptions, 3 fumble recoveries, 4 defensive touchdowns and 3 punt returns for touchdowns. As a junior, he delivered 54 tackles and 7 interceptions, returning 2 of them for touchdowns, including a 100-yarder. In his sophomore season, he intercepted 3 passes and also competed in basketball and track.
* Sports Administration major, earning Academic All-Atlantic Coast Conference honors as a sophomore…Son of Taranda and Kenneth Wilson…Born Nov. 24, 1986…Resides in Miami.

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