Phillips, a relatively local kid who grew up in Longview, TX, played football at Southern Oklahoma before transferring to Louisiana College to finish off his college football career. He went on to get an invite to the New Orleans Saints mini-camp, which was sadly later cancelled due to COVID-19.
Wanting to continue playing competitive sports, Phillips’ friend convinced him to play rugby. He joined the then Colorado XO’s now American Raptors, a club composed of crossover athletes with the goal of converting elite American athletes to rugby players. Phillips quickly fell in love with rugby and looks forward to continuing his rugby career in Dallas.