32  Phillip Henry
Phillip Henry


Elizabeth City, N.C.

High School:

Last College:
Elizabeth City State

Height / Weight:
6-0 / 183

Wide Receiver



ECU 38, SMU 21

ECU 38, SMU 21

Continues to serve as a story-book walk-on success story who has enjoyed a rapid climb up ECU's offensive depth chart since joining Skip Holtz' Pirate program in the spring of 2005 ... Is considered one of the unit's top talents and could garner possible C-USA honors as the top third or slot receiver when ECU presents a three wide-out package ... Brings plenty of speed, electricity and toughness to the lineup ... Caught a pair of passes for 18 yards during the second spring scrimmage (3/30) before enjoying a big '07 Purple-Gold Game with four catches for 62 yards and a touchdown ... Opened the contest's scoring with a 55-yard scoring grab from Rob Kass.

2006: Played in all 13 games and made a pair of starts (UAB and SMU) when the Pirates utilized a three-receiver set ... Ranked second on the team in receptions (34) and receiving yards (484) ... Recorded at least one catch in 11-of-13 games ... Established a new career-high in receiving yards (133) against UAB (9/9) ... Tied a career-high with six receptions against UAB and No. 4 West Virginia ... Hauled down 16 catches for 10 or more yards and seven for 20 or more ... Scored touchdowns against Navy (10-yarder) and Marshall (29-yarder) ... Ranked fourth on the team in all-purpose yards (497) ... Had a 10-game streak with at least one reception snapped against Memphis ... vs. Navy (9/2): Finished contest with three catches for 39 yards ... Picked up second career TD reception on a 10-yard pass in the fourth quarter from quarterback James Pinkney ... vs. UAB (9/9): Grabbed a game-best six receptions for a game and career-high 133 yards ... Hauled down four catches of 15 yards or more, including three for 20-plus yards ... Was on the receiving end of a season-long 56-yard strike from Pinkney in the fourth quarter ... vs. Memphis (9/16): Did not record any statistics as a reserve ... vs. WVU (9/23): Booked a team-best six receptions and tied Aundrae Allison for the team lead with 54 receiving yards ...Had one rush attempt for -1 yard ... vs. UVA (10/7): Had one catch for 17 yards ... vs. Tulsa (10/14): Logged a ipair of catches for 26 yards, including a 21-yarder in the fourth quarter ... vs. SMU (10/21): Grabbed four receptions for 45 yards ... Picked up second start of season (10th of career) ... vs. USM (10/28): Caught a pair of passes for 29 yards ... vs. UCF (11/4): Contributed a pair of receptions for 15 yards with a long of eight coming in the fourth quarter ... Rushed the ball once for a season-long 10 yards ... vs. Marshall (11/11): Led all Pirate receivers with 96 yards ... Two of five receptions went for 10-or more yards (43 and 29) ... Scored first TD since season opener on a 29-yard catch in the second quarter ... vs. Rice (11/18): Caught a pair of passes for 24 yards from Pinkney ... vs. N.C. State (11/25): Caught one pass for six yards to extend his streak with at least one catch to eight ... Rushed the ball one time for four yards on a first-and-10 play in the fourth quarter ... vs. USF (12/23): Participated in the Papajohns.com Bowl but did not record any statistics.

2005: Earned playing time in all 11 games as a sophomore during initial season on ECU's active roster ... Started eight games in Pirates' three or four wide-out alignment (Duke, WFU, WVU, SMU, Memphis, UCF, Marshall, UAB) ... Was unit's third-leading receiver with 28 catches for 428 yards (15.3 ypr) ... Caught one TD pass (two-yarder from Pinkney at Memphis) ... Made at least two catches in the last six consecutive games (at least one reception in eight straight) ... Also averaged 11.0 yards per rush (2-22) and had one punt return (one yard vs. UAB) ... vs. Duke (9/3): Made first career start in collegiate debut against Duke but did not record any catches ... vs. Wake Forest (9/17): Pulled in first reception of career, a 25-yarder on a sideline route that helped set up ECU's first score of the game ... vs. WVU (9/24): Starting wide receiver but did not record a reception against the Mountaineers ... vs. USM (10/1): Registered his second reception of the season with a 16-yard grab against the Golden Eagles ... vs. Rice (10/8): Utilized on a reverse play for 16 yards that kept the Pirates' first scoring drive alive ... Made one reception for a five-yard gain ... vs. SMU (10/15): Turned in top career contest with a game-high 123 yards on five receptions ... Hauled in a personal-long catch of 80 yards on a third-down play in the second quarter ... vs. Memphis (10/22): Caught three passes for 39 yards, including a two-yard TD reception with 10 seconds left in the game ... vs. UCF (10/29): Accounted for 79 yards on six receptions against the Golden Knights ... Finished with the second-longest play from scrimmage as a receiver, picking up 30 yards that sustained a 10-play drive leading to a Pirates' field goal ... vs. Tulsa (11/12): Finished second on the team with three receptions, picking up 18 yards off the bench ... vs. Marshall (11/19): One of five receivers to make multiple receptions for the Pirates, grabbing two balls for a gain of 35 yards ...Made the longest reception of the game for either team with a 32-yard grab across the middle at the Thundering Herd 16-yard line, which set up Chris Johnson's TD run on the next play ... vs. UAB (11/26): Closed out successful campaign by matching a career-high with six catches (88 yards) ... Also rushed once for six yards and returned a punt.

2004: Attended classes at ECU but was not a member of the program.

2003: Originally attended Elizabeth City State as a true freshman but transferred to ECU.

High School: Enjoyed notable prep career at Northeastern High School ... Earned all-county and all-conference honors.

Personal: Full name is Phillip Garnell Henry ... Born November 14, 1984 ... A communications major.