UNLV travels to Minnesota to open up their 2013 football season
UNLV: A tall, physical athlete who looks to thrive in his senior year after turning in an outstanding final spring … Listed No. 1 at tight end heading into the fall … Named to the 2015 Official Watch List for the John Mackey Award, which is given to college football’s top tight end each season ... Already earned his bachelor’s degree in communication studies and is pursuing a second bachelor’s in psychology.
2014: Played in all 13 games, including starting four at TE spot … Caught five passes for 67 yards.
2013: Played in 12 games, starting seven, at tight end … Caught 19 passes for 143 yards and one score.
2012: Earned his first letter as a Rebel by starting all 13 games at tight end …Ranked third on the team with 23 receptions and fourth with 232 yards … Caught at least one pass in 11 games … Twice caught a season-high five passes … Went for a season-high 69 yards on five grabs in Week Two vs. NAU … Posted 36 yards on five receptions, including hauling in a four-yard touchdown, in Game Three vs. Washington State. 2011: Redshirted season.
HIGH SCHOOL: A 2011 graduate of Lakewood HS … Played tight end and defensive line for coach Thadd MacNeal … Was a four-year letterman for the Lancers … Helped guide the program to three straight playoff appearances, including the Moore League Championship during his junior season and a CIF semifinal showing as a sophomore … Registered more than 60 total tackles, nine sacks and four forced fumbles during his senior campaign … Named second team all-league as a senior.
PERSONAL: Jake Edward Phillips was born Sept. 4, 1993, in Torrance, CA … The son of Robert and Crissa Phillips … Has two older brothers, Wade and Cole.