It marks the 15th consecutive year that at least one team with a Boilermaker on its roster has played for the Lombardi Trophy.
Career: Ranks fourth on Purdue career sacks list with 19 and ninth with 37.5 tackles for loss.
2003: Received team?s Most Improved Award ? Defense for spring season.
2002: Honorable mention All-Big Ten by coaches and media ? started 12 games ? topped team with six sacks ... average of 0.50 sacks per game tied ranked tied for ninth in Big Ten ... shared team lead with two forced fumbles (also Stuart Schweigert and Ralph Turner) ... ranked second on squad with 8 1/2 tackles for loss and fourth with six pass breakups ? had 50 tackles (36 solo, 14 assists) with one fumble recovered ? finished with six tackles (5 solo, 1 assist), including two for loss and a sack, at Notre Dame on Sept. 7 ? recorded career-high 14 tackles (9 solo, 5 assists) and forced a fumble vs. Wake Forest on Sept. 21 ? had six tackles (3 solo, 3 assists), including a sack, at Iowa on Oct. 5 ? recovered fumble at Illinois on Oct. 12 ? totaled three tackles (2 solo, 1 assist), career-high three pass breakups and blocked a field goal vs. Michigan on Oct. 19 ? forced fumble at Michigan State on Nov. 16 ? served as tight end on goal-line offense and caught 3-yard touchdown pass vs. Minnesota on Sept. 28 ... named Sun Bowl Most Valuable Lineman after tallying three solo tackles, including a sack, and a pass breakup vs. Washington on Dec. 31.
2001: Honorable mention All-Big Ten by media ? started all 12 games ? tied for Big Ten lead with four fumbles recovered (also teammate Niko Koutouvides and Mike Doss of Ohio State) ? tied for fifth in conference with three fumbles forced, tied for seventh with six sacks and tied for eighth with 15 tackles for loss ? topped team with six pass breakups ? fourth on squad with 72 tackles (45 solo, 27 assists) ? recorded season-high 11 tackles (6 solo, 5 assists), including two for loss, at Cincinnati on Sept. 2 ? forced fumble and had two pass breakups vs. Akron on Sept. 22 ? had six solo tackles, including two for loss, at Minnesota on Sept. 29 ? recovered fumble at Michigan on Oct. 13 ? finished with seven tackles (5 solo, 2 assists), including two for loss and a sack, and forced fumble vs. Northwestern on Oct. 27 ? had eight tackles (3 solo, 5 assists), including two for loss and a sack, forced fumble and recovered fumble at Ohio State on Nov. 10 ? recorded nine tackles (4 solo, 5 assists), including two for loss and a sack, to go with fumble recovery vs. Michigan State on Nov. 17 ? recovered fumble at Indiana on Nov. 24 ? served as blocking tight end on goal-line offense.
2000: Received team?s Newcomer Award ? Defense for spring season ? honorable mention All-Big Ten by media ? started all 12 games, first five at right end and last seven at left end following move of Akin Ayodele from linebacker ? second on team with 14 tackles for loss, seven sacks and six pass breakups ? seven sacks ranked tied for seventh in Big Ten and 14 tackles for loss ranked tied for eighth ? seven sacks are tied for 11th on school season list ? recorded a sack in six games ? totaled 51 tackles (34 solo, 17 assists) ? had seven tackles at Notre Dame on Sept. 16 ? recorded career-high four tackles for loss at Penn State on Sept. 30 ? had season-high eight tackles (5 solo, 3 assists), including career-high two sacks, at Northwestern on Oct. 7 ? equaled season high of eight tackles both at Michigan State (7 solo, 1 assist) on Nov. 11 and vs. Indiana (5 solo, 3 assists) on Nov. 18.
1999: Did not play.
High School: All-state, All-South Jersey and all-city honoree as senior ? selected to play in Governor?s Bowl (New Jersey-New York All-Star Game) ? totaled 67 tackles, including 12 sacks, with one interception (for 62-yard touchdown) his senior season ... also had 25 catches for 657 yards (26.3 average) with six touchdowns ... five receptions went for more than 50 yards ... coach was Ty Belford ... also participated in basketball and track and field.
Personal: Given name is Shaun Jamal Phillips ? born May 13, 1981 ? restaurant, hotel and institutional management major who graduated in May 2003 ? enjoys playing video games ... wore uniform number 53 in 2000, 22 in 2001 and 15 in 2002.