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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 enters 2022 credited with 70 career tackles (1.5 for loss), five pass breakups, an interception and a forced fumble in 553 defensive snaps over 37 games (seven starts).

2021: Key member of Clemson’s safety rotation who recorded 47 tackles (1.0 for loss), three pass breakups and a forced fumble over 357 defensive snaps in 12 games (six starts) … made six tackles vs. No. 5 Georgia … made two tackles vs. SC State … added one tackle vs. Georgia Tech … contributed two tackles at NC State … recorded four tackles at Syracuse, including a touchdown-saving tackle downfield that was followed by a Clemson interception on the very next play … notched a career-high 14 tackles at No. 23 Pitt … contributed six tackles and a pass breakup vs. Florida State … added two tackles at Louisville … made one tackle vs. No. 13 Wake Forest and at South Carolina … contributed eight tackles (one for loss), a forced fumble and a pass breakup vs. Iowa State.

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.

Note: Tackle stats in the bio above reflect statistics from coaches film review. Tackle stats in the table below reflect those as awarded by gameday stat crews.