Tuesday, July 18, 2017

46 Days 'till Football Kickoff - #46 Austin Phillips

It's now 46 days until the kickoff of Catamount football on September 2, 2017, in Aloha Stadium, Honolulu, Hawaii - home of the University of Hawaii Rainbow Warriors.

To help pass those long summer days until football season starts, and hopefully get the Catamount faithful more excited about the upcoming season, we'll continue the 100-day football countdown each day until kickoff.

Today we'll highlight a player from the tight ends squad...

#46 Austin Phillips








Class: Sophomore
Hometown: Banner Elk, N.C.
High School: Avery County HS
Height / Weight: 6-1 / 220
Position: TE

2016 (Freshman): Saw action in five games on the season, each coming in the final six games of the season … Saw his most extensive action on special teams … Did not record any season statistics.

Prior to Western Carolina: Was a three-year varsity letter winner that played fullback and linebacker at Avery County High ... Two-time 1A/2A Western Highlands All-Conference both as a junior and senior ... Rushed for over 1,000 yards and 12 touchdowns ... Added 451 career receiving yards and five TDs ... Recorded 340 career tackles including 199 solo stops ... Recorded a pair of interceptions, forced three fumbles and recovered four during his prep career ... Also played basketball as a prep.

Personal: Full name is Jack Austin Phillips ... Is the son of Alison and John Phillips.



Courtesy WCU Athletics Media Relations

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