Phillip Pipersburg
Phillip Pipersburg

Player Profile

Santa Barbara

High School:
Santa Barbara

Height / Weight:
5-10 / 185




A senior receiver who rates as the fastest player on the Cal team...could play a huge role on the Cal offense if he can stretch the defense by emerging as a consistent deep threat...has showed positive signs early in both the 1998 and '99 seasons, but hasn't been able to sustain those starts...had a solid spring, but split time with his duties as a sprinter on the Cal track team...ran the second leg on Cal's 400 relay team that finished third in the Pac-10...finished fifth at the 1999 Pac-10 championships with a 10.47 time in the 100, tied for the eighth fastest time in Cal track history...

1999...increased his productivity over previous seasons with 13 catches for 85 yards, but couldn't get deep, finishing the year with only two catches over 10 yards and a long of only 16 yards... off to a great start in the Houston opener and faded out of the spotlight the rest of the way...accelerated beautifully under a 30-yard TD pass in the first series of the season against Houston and finished that opener with four catches for 56 yards, his only catches of the season...

1997...caught only three passes during the season, but showed off his big play ability with a 25-yard TD reception at Washington State and a 33-yard catch vs. Oregon State...also had a 13-yard catch at UCLA...

1996...came to Cal and redshirted while working on the scout team.

High School/Personal: Caught 40 passes and scored 11 touchdowns, leading Santa Barbara HS to a 9-2 mark his senior season...earned first team All-Channel League as well as Santa Barbara County honors as a defensive back as a senior...was team offensive MVP, playing wide receiver, tailback and kick returner, in addition to his duties in the defensive secondary...ran a 10.48 time in the 100 meters in 1995...was an accomplished track athlete, winning a pair of gold medals in the TAC Junior National Championship in the 100 and 200 meters in 1991...finished fifth in the state in the 200 meters in a time of 21.44 as a senior, just ahead of Arizona tailback Leon Callen...ran a 10.72 as a prep...chose Cal over Washington, Nevada and Colorado State...majoring in American studies at Cal...parents are Phillip and Lillian Pipersburg...born Sept. 24, 1978 in San Jose, CA.