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#25 Jalyn Phillips

Jalyn Phillips - Football - Clemson University Athletics
Position:
S
Height:
6-1
Weight:
205
Class:
Jr.
Hometown:
Lawrenceville, Ga.
High School:
Archer HS
BIO

Versatile defensive back who entered 2021 credited with 23 career tackles (0.5 for loss), two pass breakups and an interception in 196 defensive snaps over 25 games (one start).

2021: Made six tackles vs. No. 5 Georgia … made two tackles vs. SC State … added one tackle vs. Georgia Tech.

2020: Credited with 16 tackles (0.5 for loss), two pass breakups and an interception in 149 snaps over 11 games (one start) … contributed on defense and special teams at Wake Forest and vs. The Citadel … played on special teams vs. Virginia … made first career start vs.  No. 7 Miami, recording five tackles (0.5 for loss) and a pass breakup … broke up a pass at Georgia Tech … registered two tackles and his first career interception vs. Syracuse, recording a pick in the end zone one play after he hustled to make a touchdown-saving tackle on a 61-yard rush … made six tackles at Virginia Tech … contributed three tackles in ACC Championship Game vs. No. 2 Notre Dame.

2019: Credited with seven tackles in 47 defensive snaps over 14 games … made collegiate debut vs. Georgia Tech … added two tackles vs. Florida State … made one tackle vs. Boston College and vs. Wofford … contributed two tackles at NC State … made one tackle vs. Wake Forest … ACC Honor Roll selection.

Before Clemson: Four-star safety according to ESPN.com … ranked as 28th-best safety in the nation by that service … Rivals.com also ranked him No. 28 among safeties … three-year starter who finished his career with 198 tackles, 127 solos and 71 assists … had six tackles for loss, two interceptions, 12 passes defensed, on caused fumble, three recovered fumbles and a blocked punt … had 16 receptions for 178 yards and a touchdown … in 2017, was an all-regional defense back … in 2018, all-region and all-county … one of the team captains in 2018 … played at Archer High School for Andy Dyer … primary Clemson recruiter was Mickey Conn … committed to Clemson on Aug. 20, 2018.

Personal: Born Aug. 20, 2001 … first name is pronounced JAY-lynn … majoring in communication.