Phillis graduated with a bachelor of arts degree in telecommunications in December 2014.
2013 (Senior): Has started 28 straight games, including all 12 in 2013 ... made 16 tackles, 11 solo, with one sack, 2.5 tackles for loss and one pass breakup ... recorded the sack in the win over Bowling Green ... posted three stops at Michigan ... Bowling Green game captain ... Academic All-Big Ten selection.
2012 (Junior): Started all 12 games ... carded 34 tackles with three sacks and 3.5 tackles for loss ... collected eight stops at Navy and six at Northwestern ... recorded one sack with 1.5 TFLs and four tackles in win at Illinois ... also registered one sack apiece in win at Massachusetts and at Penn State ... Academic All-Big Ten selection.
2011 (Sophomore): Made six starts, including the final four games ... posted 30 tackles with a half-tackle for loss and appeared in all 12 games ... closed out the season with a career-high 11 stops and a half-TFL against Purdue ... IU defensive player of the week (Purdue) ... Academic All-Big Ten selection.
2010 (Freshman): Did not see any game action in 2010 ... suffered a season-ending foot injury during the offseason.
Prep/Personal: Defensive end and offensive tackle for head coach D.J. Ogilvie at Boardman High School ... carded first team All-Federal League and first team All-Northeast Ohio honors as a senior ... set a Boardman single-season record with 160 tackles to go along with nine tackles for loss, four sacks and one forced fumble in 2009 ... played middle linebacker, tight end and fullback as a junior ... received all-conference, all-county and All-Northeast Ohio accolades ... rated the No. 11 defensive lineman in Ohio by OhioVarsity.com ... three-year football and two-year baseball letterwinner ... secured a spot on the 3.5-3.99 honor roll ... parents are James and Kelly Phillis ... Ryan Wayne Phillis was born on Dec. 3, 1991.
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