Second-year freshman linebacker... Sat out 2013 as redshirt... Timed at 4.59 in 40-yard dash... Named to fall 2013 Baylor Dean's List and two-time Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll selection.
2013 (True Freshman): Sat out first season at Baylor and participated on practice squad, redshirted to retain eligibility... Selected to Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll in fall 2013 and spring 2014... Named to fall 20 13 Baylor Dean's List.
High School: Three-sport star at All Saints Episcopal School in Fort Worth, Texas... Four-year varsity football starter under head coach Aaron Beck at All Saints... National position rankings among outside linebackers: No 61 by ESPN.com, No. 69 by Scout.com, No. 83 by 247Sports.com... Ranked 58th on Dallas Morning News/SportsDay's Area Top 100 recruiting listing, seventh among linebackers... Rated 88th overall prospect in state of Texas and 108th regionally by ESPN.com... Led All Saints to perfect 11-0 season and 2012 SPC state championship as senior... Named first-team 2012 SPC All-State... Made 70 tackles, 11 for loss, six sacks, two interceptions, three forced fumbles and 15 QB hurries in 2012... Led All Saints to 2011 SPC state runner-up finish and 9-2 record as junior... Totaled 96 tackles (62 solo), 24 for loss, 12 sacks and three fumble recoveries in 2011... Received recruiting interest from multiple Ivy League schools... Also lettered in basketball and track at All Saints, competed in 100 and 200 meters as well as 4x100 relay.
Personal: Son of Courtney and Terosia Phillips... Full name is Xavier Jamal Phillips... Born Dec. 1, 1994, in Fort Worth, Texas... Major is psychology.