Shaun Phillips life and biography

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Shaun Phillips biography

Date of birth : 1981-05-31
Date of death : -
Birthplace : Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Nationality : American
Category : Sports
Last modified : 2010-09-20
Credited as : Football player NFL, outside linebacker for the San Diego Chargers, Pro Bowl/NFL Draft player

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Shaun Jamal Phillips (born May 13, 1981 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania), is an American football outside linebacker for the San Diego Chargers. Phillips is known as "The Other Guy" or "The Other Shaun/Shawne", as counterpart outside linebacker Shawne Merriman gets most of the fanfare and publicity.

By all accounts, Shaun Phillips was on the money in 2009. He recorded an NFL-leading seven forced fumbles and led the Chargers with seven sacks. He also tied Larry English for the team high with 16 hits on the opposing quarterback and tallied 14 quarterback pressures, second only to Shawne Merriman's 20. Phillips was an impetus down the stretch as all seven.

Phillips, who has missed only three games in the last four seasons, will enter 2010 ranked seventh on the team's all-time sacks list with 45.5, within striking distance of No. 6 Raylee Johnson (46.0), No. 5 Junior Seau (47.0) and No. 4 Fred Dean (53.5). And It’s easy to tell when Phillips has recorded a sack because he follows each with a unique celebration that shows him rolling an imaginary bowling ball in tribute to his grandmother, Jackie.

Besides his ascent as one of the NFL's top pass rushers, being actively involved in the entertainment, nonprofit and business worlds has made "SP" one of the NFL's most-recognized figures. Phillips is one of the top fundraisers and spokespersons for the After-School All-Stars, a nonprofit organization that designs after-school programs for inner city youth to give them a safe place to study and play.

Phillips makes a $1,000 donation to the After-School All-Stars for every sack that he records, and he has raised upwards of $100,000 as the host of celebrity bowling, Dodgeball and golf tournaments. Last December, Phillips hosted a special Christmas event for some After-School All-Stars who otherwise may not have had a reason to celebrate. And to further aid the growth of the After-School All-Stars, Phillips started "Touchdown Shutdown," a program in which 15 other NFL players are making donations to AAS based on their on-field production.

Phillips also lends support to the San Pasqual Academy, a residential school for foster teens in San Diego, and he has co-hosted football camps in his hometown of Willingboro,
New Jersey.

Phillips holds a degree in management from Purdue and is the first member of his family to graduate from college. In 2006, he enrolled in the NFL’s Business Management and Entrepreneurial Program at the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University and in March 2010, he completed a Wall Street internship at the New York Stock Exchange.Phillips enjoys spending time with his sons, Jaylen, and twins Camron and Marcus, and his mom, Sherri. His hobbies include cooking, reading, fashion bowling, playing basketball, watching movies and traveling around the world.

TRANSACTION HISTORY: Fourth-round pick (98), April 25, 2004…signed July 22...signed six-year contract, Feb. 20, 2007.

2010: Sept. 13 at KC, sack in 1Q led to KC three-and-out...Chargers scored on ensuing possession for 7-0 lead. Ended two other KC drives with six-yard TFL in 2Q, and tackle for no gain in 4Q.

2009: Chargers co-Defensive POY...shoved Dolphin player OB for touchback instead of TD after 1Q fumble Sept. 27 vs. MIA...Oct. 25 at KC, sack on the first play of 4Q, and two plays later hit on Matt Cassel leads INT...second sack on Chiefs’ next series...Game Ball after matching season-high two sacks Nov. 1 vs. OAK..13-yard sack with Chargers up 24-16 late 4Q helps clinch win...NFL-leading seventh FF Dec. 25 at TEN.

2008: Chargers December Alumni Defensive POM…career-high 2.5 sacks and FF Dec. 4 vs. OAK…tipped 2Q pass INT in end zone by Stephen Cooper in 22-21 win at KC Dec. 14.

2007: USA Today All-Joe…crushing sack of Bears QB Rex Grossman on first defensive play of season…left HOU game Oct. 28 (groin)…tip and INT in 1Q to set up FG in 23-21 win Nov. 11 vs. IND…first NFL TD on 18-yard INT return Dec. 16 vs. DET...TFL vs. LenDale White on first play of 4Q in Wild Card vs.TEN…after two INC passes, Titans missed 38-yard FG and Bolts drove for TD and 17-6 lead…late 4Q PBU on 3rd-and-goal from seven during potential GW TD drive in Divisional Playoffs at IND.

2006: Pro Bowl second-alternate…USA Today All- Joe…left KC game Oct. 22 (calf)…INA Weeks 7-8…returned Nov. 12 at CIN, sacking Carson Palmer and recording FF and FR early in 4Q on first play after Chargers had scored to get within in 38-35…on very next play, Bolts scored TD for first lead (42-38) to erase 21-point deficit…game-clinching sack in 35-27 win at DEN Nov. 19, sacking Jake Plummer for 14-yard loss and recording FF with 0:24 in 4Q…Broncos recovered, but time elapsed…Chargers Alumni POW after Dec. 31 season finale vs. ARI…sack and FF vs. Tom Brady in 3Q of Divisional Playoffs vs. NE. 2005: INA Wk 3 (calf)…Chargers Alumni POW for two sacks and TFL in 31-26 win at NYJ Nov. 6…season-high three STTs at IND Dec. 18 and at KC Dec. 24. 2004: INT pass after tipping ball at line and making fingertip catch late 2Q vs. DEN Dec. 5…shared nine-yard sack in 2Q of Wild Card vs. NYJ.

2005: INA Wk 3 (calf)…Chargers Alumni POW for two sacks and TFL in 31-26 win at NYJ Nov. 6…season-high three STTs at IND Dec. 18 and at KC Dec. 24.

2004: INT pass after tipping ball at line and making fingertip catch late 2Q vs. DEN Dec. 5…shared nine-yard sack in 2Q of Wild Card vs. NYJ.

COLLEGE: Second-team All-America, Big Ten Defensive POY by CFN and unanimous first-team all-conference as senior… honorable mention All-Big Ten as frosh, soph and junior …PU
all-time leader with 33.5 sacks and third with 60.5 TFLs...231 TTs and nine FFs…Big Ten leader with 14.5 sacks and 23 TFLs in ’03…Big Ten POW two straight weeks in '03…Most Valuable Lineman in ’02 Sun Bowl vs. Washington…Newcomer Award in '00…redshirted in 1999…played at Purdue from 1999-03…restaurant, hotel and institutional management degree.

PERSONAL: Born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania…all-state, and all-city at Willingboro (N.J.) High School…Governor’s Bowl New Jersey-New York All-Star…lettered in basketball and track.

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