14  Travis Phillips
Travis Phillips

Class:
RS Freshman

Hometown:
Montpelier, Va.

High School:
Patrick Henry

Height / Weight:
5-11 / 180

Position:
Defensive Back

Experience:
RS


04/05/2014

Spring Football Notebook No. 9

Sharp Passing Effort, Rush Defense Dominates Second Scrimmage

Expected to contribute quality depth and contend for playing time in the Pirate secondary and on special teams during his first season on ECU's active roster as a redshirt freshman ... Offers a multitude of speed, quickness and a certain savvy to the cornerback position and on coverage teams ... Did not record a stop in the first spring scrimmage or the Purple-Gold Game, but did tally a tackle in the second contest on April 5 ... Produced the unit's second-fastest 40 time during spring strength and conditioning testing with a clip of 4.41 ... Power numbers are still in the developmental stage, but did record a broad jump of 9'8.5" which ranked among the top half of the secondary.

2013: Spend true freshman campaign on the scout unit as a redshirt ... Signed with the ECU program in February.

High School: Recorded 34 receptions for 858 yards and 10 touchdowns as one of Patrick Henry High School's top pass catchers while also starting in the Patriots secondary on defense in 2012 ... His 25.2 yards-per-catch average ranked second in the Central Region ... Named First-Team All-Central Region (WR) by VirginiaPreps.com and the Richmond Times Dispatch as a senior ... Also earned second-team All-Metro honors as a wide receiver and was a First-Team All-Colonial District by the Richmond Times Dispatch as a defensive back and wide receiver ... Scored at least one offensive touchdown in six of 10 games and posted 100-yard receiving games on five occasions ... Caught a season-long 75-yard touchdown pass against Ashland (Sept. 15) and followed that with a 65-yarder on the way to a six-catch, 142-yard performance against Lee-Davis (Sept. 22) ... Against John Marshall (Sept. 28), caught four passes for 132 yards and three scores (9, 55, 61) ... Hauled in a 55-yard TD pass against Douglas Freeman to cap the night with 138 receiving yards (Oct. 5) ... Posted his second three-score game of the season against Deep Run (Oct. 12) and finished the contest with 138 yards ... Returned a fumble recovery for a touchdown against Thomas Jefferson (Oct. 22) and scored on a 32-yard pass play in the second quarter against Mills Godwin (Nov. 2) ... Also a decorated track & field athlete who turned in personal-best times to place second at the state finals in the 110-meter hurdles (14.03) and fifth in the 300-meter hurdles (39.05) during junior campaign ... Also set a career-best mark in the 60-meter hurdles (8.12).

Personal: Full name is Travis Ridge Phillips ... A finance major who excels in the classroom with ECU Dean's List inclusion for work during the 2013 fall semester and Honor Roll selection for the 2014 spring semester.