John Phillips #86 TE
Height: 6-5 Weight: 251 Age: 29
Born: 6/11/1987 Lowmoor , VA
Experience: 9th season
High School: Bath Co. HS [Hot Springs, VA]
Selected By: Dallas Cowboys
Pick (Overall): 35 (208)
Carrying in the suddenly strong UVA tradition of producing NFL-caliber tight ends under coach Al Groh, Phillips went from being a part-time starter to first-team All-ACC selection in 2008. Teams looking for an athletic receiver to threaten the seam should look elsewhere, but as a secure short- to medium-range target with the size and strength to contribute immediately as a blocker, Phillips quietly ranks as one of the draft's better all-around tight ends. Had an arm span of 34 1/2 inches and a hand span of 10 1/4 inches at the combine.