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Phillips Drafted by Buffalo | Defensive lineman selected in third round

Posted April 27, 2018 by in

ARLINGTON, Texas – Harrison Phillips was selected 96th overall by the Buffalo Bills in the third round of the NFL Draft.

Phillips is the fifth Stanford defensive lineman in as many seasons to be drafted.

This past season, Phillips led Stanford in tackles with 103, the most of any defensive lineman in the nation. Among those 103 tackles were a team-best 17 for loss and 7.5 sacks, as well as two forced fumbles.

He was a second-team All-America choice by the Football Writers Association of America, and the Associated Press voted him third-team All-America. Phillips was also first-team all-conference and named a member of the America Football Coaches Association Good Works Team for his outstanding work in the community. He graduated two quarters early as a double major in science, technology and society, and sociology. Even more, he added a minor in education.

Phillips also was a finalist for the Lott IMPACT Trophy and Bobby Bowden Award.

Phillips played in six games as a reserve in his first year on The Farm (nine tackles, two sacks). He missed all but one game of the 2015 season because of a knee injury suffered in the season opener. In 2016, Phillips garnered honorable mention All-Pac-12 honors after starting 12 games, making 46 stops, 9.5 for loss, and 6.5 sacks.

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