94 Ryon Phillips
94 Ryon Phillips
Height: 6-3
Weight: 240
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Royse City, Texas
High School: Royse City HS
Position: DE

2014 - Phillips started two games for the Lions this season... In his two starts, Phillips recorded three tackles, including two sacks against Northwest Missouri... Named MIAA Academic Honor Roll (3.76 GPA)

2013 - Started all 10 games at defensive end as a junior, finishing 10th on the team in tackles with 24, four solo, including two and half tackles for a loss of 23 yards, two sacks and ranked second on the team in quarterback hurries with eight...Totaled a season-high five tackles in the Lions home finale win against Lindenwood-Belleville with a sack for a loss of 16 yards and a pair of quarterback hurries...Also made four tackles in Southern's season-opening win at home over Central Oklahoma along with two quarterback hurries. 

2012 - An All-MIAA honorable mention, Phillips started all 11 games at defensive end for Southern as a sophomore finishing tied for seventh in total tackles with 32 tackles, including 16 solo, 9.5 tackles for a loss of 52 yards, four sacks, nine quarterback hurries and one pass break-up. Recorded at least one tackle in every game, Phillips finished with a season-high five stops twice in the season-opener against Central Oklahoma and season finale against Pittsburg State. Recorded at least a half a tackle or more for loss in 8 of the Lions' 11 games recording two tackles for loss against Northeastern State and Northwest Missouri. Recovered a fumble against UCO and recorded a season-high three quarterback hurries against the RiverHawks.

2011- Phillips appeared in all 10 games for MSSU, starting 6, where he totaled 31 tackles (21 solo), 15.5 for loss, 6 sacks, 2 pass breakups and 1 forced fumble. Had a season-high 8 tackles, including 5.0 for loss (24 yards) and 3 sacks in a 24-17 win over Truman State.

Prior To Southern - Phillips played for coach Greg Strahm at Royse City HS where he was a first-team All-District selection at outside linebacker … he led his district in sacks and was a team captain en route to a Wendy's Heisman Award  in his senior season … undecided on his future major at Southern, Phillips is the son of Peter and Rhonda Black.