Some pretty cool football related news on a baseball-centric day. Jason Phillips, with the Horned Frogs as a linebacker from 2004-2008, is now back with the program as a defensive graduate assistant, according to his new Twitter account.
After 6 years in the NFL I'm honored and proud to be back home at TCU!! #FrogFam #MyFirstTweet— Jason Phillips (@JPhillipsTCU) June 12, 2015
Phillips started 40 games during his TCU career, amassing 315 total tackles, 38 tackles for loss, and 7.5 sacks over the four year span. He received first team All-MWC honors three years in a row, from 2006-2008.
Phillips was drafted by the Baltimore Ravens in the 5th round of the 2009 NFL Draft where he stayed for two seasons. He was claimed off of waivers by the Carolina Panthers in September of 2011, where he stayed for another two seasons. His final season in 2013-14 was spent with the Philadelphia Eagles, but he suffered an ACL tear in the first Eagles preseason training camp, and was released in August of 2014.
Phillips brings with him an incredible knowledge of Patterson's 4-2-5 system, and he'll undoubtedly help this young core of linebackers pick things up quickly. I, for one, am excited to have this guy back in the fold.