John Phillips is a tight end for the San Diego Chargers of the National Football League. He was drafted by the Dallas Cowboys in the sixth round of the 2009 NFL Draft. He played college football at the University of Virginia.
Phillips was drafted by the Cowboys in the sixth round of the 2009 NFL Draft and surprised observers by making the team. In 2009, he had 7 catches for 62 yards, while mostly being used as a blocking tight end. In the 2010 preseason with the Cowboys, he was impressing the coaching staff with his skills as a receiver and his ability to take different assignments, including the H-Back role. His performance was starting to push Martellus Bennett for the backup tight end job, but he was lost for the year in the preseason opener, when he suffered a season-ending ACL tear.
After Bennett left in free agency, Phillips had a solid season as the backup tight end for the Cowboys in 2012. He had 8 catches for over 55 yards, one touchdown and started 9 games, serving mainly as an H-Back or blocking tight end. Phillips signed as a free agent with the San Diego Chargers on March 12, 2013.
The featured white and black size 15 nike shoes were worn by Phillips in Training Camp with the San Diego Chargers. The tight end has signed both shoes and added “BOLTS UP” to the left one.