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Taurus Phillips
Taurus  Phillips


Beacon, N.Y.

High School:

Height / Weight:
5-9 / 185




Football vs. Elon

Villanova hosted Elon during Homecoming Weekend on October 28, 2017.


Football vs. Lehigh

Villanova opened the 2017 season with a 38-35 win at Lehigh's Goodman Stadium.


Villanova vs. Temple (USATSI Gallery)

Villanova vs. Temple


Football vs. Towson

Villanova defeated Towson, 40-21, in its conference opener on September 17, 2016 at Villanova Stadium.


Villanova vs. William & Mary

Villanova took on William & Mary in its third straight home game on October 10, 2015.

Villanova: Will be looked upon to be a playmaker for the Villanova offense ... Plays the game with great emotion ... Possesses good hands and quality football instincts.

2016: Played in all 13 games and tallied a team-high 36 catches for a team-best 497 yards and three touchdowns to go with seven rushes for 41 yards, four punt returns for nine yards and one kickoff return for 18 yards ... Registered two catches for 14 yards at Pittsburgh ... Posted two catches for 33 yards and one rush for seven yards versus Lehigh ... Registered a career-high seven catches for a career-best 110 yards and a career-high two touchdowns versus Towson ... Recorded five receptions for 59 yards and two carries for 24 yards at Lafayette ... Credited with four catches for 80 yards at Elon ... Made three receptions for 54 yards and a touchdown against Rhode Island ... Totaled one catch for six yards and one kickoff return for 18 yards at Richmond ... Tallied two receptions for five yards versus Albany ... Recorded five catches for 85 yards and one punt return for five yards at Maine ... Registered two receptions for 13 yards and one rush for three yards versus James Madison ... Posted one catch for 12 yards and one rush for 12 yards against Saint Francis in the first round of the FCS playoffs ... Had two receptions for 26 yards and two punt returns for six yards at South Dakota State in the second round of the playoffs.

2015: Played in all 11 games and had 15 receptions for 157 yards ... Tallied four receptions for 34 yards at Connecticut ... Made one catch for 26 yards at Fordham ... Posted two receptions for 25 yards versus Delaware ... Registered four catches for 38 yards against Penn ... Credited with four receptions for 34 yards against William & Mary.

2014: Saw playing time in three games ... Had one catch for minus-one yard versus Rhode Island ... Tallied one reception for six yards against Albany.

Beacon High School: Team captain ... Earned all-league and all-county honors as a running back and was a Section 1 All-Star ... Senior stats include 79 carries for 1,074 yards, 18 receptions for 279 yards and 15 touchdowns, and two kickoff returns for touchdowns ... Honor Roll student academically.

Personal: One of two children of Dave Phillips and Ann Barrett ... Born 5/16/96 in Birmingham, Ala ... Communication major.