2003 (Junior): Backup catcher who took advantage of the first extended playing time of his career midway through season ... Batted .301 in 38 games, 23 starts, with five doubles, two home runs and 10 RBIs in 93 at-bats ... Went 4-for-7 (.571) with a runner on third and less than two outs ... Started 18 of 20 games in the month of April due to Troy Harp's injury ... Took full advantage of extended playing time ... Had pinch-hit singles in first two at-bats of the season, in second game versus Jacksonville State and against Rutgers ... Went 2-for-4 with a double, RBI and run scored in first start of the season, at Tennessee Tech ... Went hitless in next eight at-bats, mostly as a pinch-hitter or entering the game in late innings, over two-week span ... Next start came at Memphis, going 0-for-1 with a walk ... Began string of extended playing time versus Lipscomb on April 1 ... Went 3-for-4 with a double and a career-high three runs scored at Austin Peay ... Had a hit in both games at home versus Memphis, scoring once and driving in a run with a double ... UM contests started a nine-game hitting streak, as Phillips had 13 hits in 33 at-bats (.394) with two doubles, two home runs, seven RBIs and seven runs scored ... Singled once in all three games at Arkansas State, scoring once and driving in a run on Saturday ... Went 2-for-4 with a double and an RBI in win over Vanderbilt ... Belted first homer of the season and scored twice in triumph against Southeast Missouri ... Went 3-for-3 in series-opening win over South Alabama, including a three-homer blast in the eighth to provide the Blue Raiders with insurance in a 7-3 victory ... Scored twice in Saturday contest against USA ... Singled and drove in a run in comeback victory over Austin Peay ... Went 1-for-4 in Saturday start against New Orleans ... Singled and scored in game one win over Lipscomb ... Extended hitting streak to six games with an infield single at Lipscomb before being removed in the fifth inning.
2002 (Sophomore): Named to Sun Belt Honor Roll ... Saw action in 31 contests with 18 starts, collecting five doubles, one home run and 10 RBIs ... Doubled and drove in a run in first game at Troy State ... Scored twice in series finale at TSU ... Went 2-for-3 with two runs scored and RBI double versus Eastern Michigan ... Had a hit in both games against Tennessee Tech, scoring once and driving in a run ... Doubled in a run versus Memphis ... Went 2-for-5 with three-run homer and two runs scored at East Tennessee ... Doubled in a run versus Vanderbilt ... Went 0-for-2 versus Missouri in Starkville Regional ... Hurt knee early in month of May and had surgery immediately following season.
2001 (Freshman): Played in 30 contests with 12 starts, driving in 10 runs with three doubles, batting .238 ... Went 6-for-14 (.429) as a pinch-hitter, the most at-bats and best average on the squad ... Had bases-clearing double versus Lipscomb ... Hit safely in three straight games, versus LU and two games at Arkansas State ... Went 2-for-4 with two runs scored in second contest at ASU ... Had second three-game hitting streak, at Memphis and Louisiana-Lafayette and versus Vanderbilt ... Had two-run double against VU ... Doubled, homered, scored twice and drove in two runs versus Belmont.
High School: Four-year letterwinner for coach Doug Polston at Halls HS... Two-time All-Region and All-State selection ... Named All-Knoxville Interscholastic and All-East Tennessee as junior ... Hit 12 homers during junior campaign ... Also garnered All-Region honors as senior in football.
Personal: Clifford Reginald Derek Phillips ... Born October 6, 1981 ... Son of Eugene and Cindy Phillips ... Majoring in Geography.