A two-time All-Pac-10 selection at center, as well as a finalist for the Rimington Award in both 2004 and '05 ... selected in the sixth round of the NFL Draft by the Pittsburgh Steelers.
2005: Started every game at center as a senior in 2005 ... led Cal in pancake blocks with 25 and finished second on the team with 32 knockdowns during the regular season ... on the preseason watch list for the Outland Trophy ... had seven pancake blocks and 7.5 knockdowns in the win over Stanford ... those numbers were season highs for a Cal offensive lineman ... The Sporting News rated him as the No. 1 center in the country entering the season ... returned to campus in the spring of 2003 after two years on a Mormon mission based in the upper Midwest ... after his senior year, voted Cal's most valuable offensive player and received the Joe Roth Award for courage, attitude and sportsmanship ... served as offensive team captain.
2004: Started in every game for a Bear offense that led the Pac-10 in yards per game ... voted a second-team Associated Press All-American and one of seven finalists for the Dave Rimington Trophy (nation's best center) ... paced the squad with 43.5 pancake blocks, with a high of seven coming against both Washington and Arizona State ... also had 22 knockdown blocks ... recipient of Cal's Brick Muller Award as Cal's most valuable offensive lineman.
2003: After serving as Nolan Bluntzer's understudy at center for the first nine games, reclaimed the starting job he held as a freshman before leaving on his mission, after Bluntzer suffered an ankle sprain ... had to gain approximately 30 pounds to return to his original playing weight ... led all Cal linemen in pancake blocks and knockdowns during the season ... bestowed the Bob Tessier Award as the team's most improved offensive lineman.
2000: Started several games as a true freshman, gained his first starting assignment just three games into his career at Fresno State ... also started vs. Arizona State, but suffered a sprained knee and did not return to the lineup until late in the season.
High School: Played on both sides of the ball as a prep, registering 60 tackles, including three sacks, as a senior ... earned SuperPrep All-Far West honors as the No. 78 prospect in the region ... garnered first team all-county honors in '99 ... also a superb rugby player who earned team MVP honors.
Personal: Parents are John and Luseane Philip ... born in Redwood City, CA ... American studies major.