2010: Played in five games and was in on 68 total snaps ... Had five tackles and a pass breakup on the season ... Turned in two tackles against Minnesota and also at Louisiana ... Registered one stop and a pass breakup against Troy ... Had surgery on a herniated disk and was lost for the remainder of the season.
2009: Played in nine games and had 66 total snaps including a season-high 16 at Clemson ... Earned two winning grades from the coaching staff ... Finished the year with five tackles ... Suffered a shoulder injury in season opener at Clemson and missed the Memphis and Maryland games ... Had two tackles against ULM and one each against North Texas, Troy, and FAU.
2008: Took a redshirt year.
High School: Lettered four years in football, four years in basketball, and three years in track for Dodge County High School ... Helped lead team to consecutive 9-3 records his junior and senior campaigns ... Earned player of the week honors three times in 2007 and was tabbed the team's top receiver in 2006 ... Tallied 71 tackles, nine tackles for loss, and one fumble recovery on defense while adding seven receptions for 91 yards and a touchdown on offense his senior year ... Earned the team's sixth man and best rebounder award in basketball ... Played football for Coach Greg Robinson.
Full Name: Phillip Jerome Tinsley ... Parent: Barbara Tinsley ... Born: 4/12/89 ... Major: Liberal Studies.