Drew Phillips Athlete Profile

#5 Drew Phillips

Drew Phillips
Position: Running Back Height: 5-11 Weight: 168 Class: Freshman Roster Years: 2010 Hometown: Boaz, AL Last School: Boaz High School

Personal

  • Born in Jacksonville, North Carolina
  • Parents are Joe and Michelle
  • Majoring in graphic design
  • Favorite athlete is Reggie Bush
  • Also recruited by Florida State, Michigan, Alabama, Cincinnati, Illinois, Louisville, North Alabama, Stanford, SMU, Central Michigan, Utah and Wyoming

Before BYU

  • Prepped at Boaz High
  • 4.39 40-yard dash speed
  • Amassed more than 5,000 rushing yards and 35 touchdowns during his career
  • Averaged nearly 6.5 yards per carry over his career
  • One of top three running backs in the state in 2009, earning first-team All-State honors by the Alabama Sports Writers Association
  • Rushed for more than 200 yards in at least five games in 2009 while helping Boaz to a 7-3 overall record and Region 7-best (tied) 6-1 mark
  • Rushed for 1,900 yards and returned four kicks for touchdowns in 2009
  • Received Star of Alabama recognition vs. Albertville after rushing for 248 yards on 36 carries
  • Finished his junior season in 2008 with a school-record 2,196 yards rushing with 18 touchdowns, averaging 7.2 yards per carry
  • Also played quarterback out of the "wildcat" formation where he passed for 222 yards and four touchdowns
  • Selected Marshall County MVP, Marshall County All-County team, the Gadsden Times All-Area team and MVP, Huntsville Elite All-Metro Team, and honorable mention All-State (5A) by the ASWA
  • Shattered school records for most rushing yards in a single season, and longest punt return for a touchdown in school history (99 yards)
  • Rushed for more than 1,200 yards as a sophomore in 2007
  • Selected All-Marshall County and team offensive MVP in 2007
  • Also lettered in basketball and track
  • 400-meter and 4x400 relay state champion
  • Coached by Drew Noles


2010 | Redshirt Year

  • Member of scout team