SEWANEE, Tenn. - Freshman defensive back William Phillips has been named to his second D3football.Com Team of the Week, presented by Scoutware, of the season.
After earning a selection in Week 1 as a defensive back, Phillips was named as a returner after his efforts on the gridiron in Saturday's home contest versus Hendrix.
Phillips recorded history for Tigers once again. In the first quarter, after a 41-yard punt by Hendrix, Phillips found a lane and ran the ball into the end zone for a 66-yard punt return for a touchdown. That gave the Tigers the 14-7 advantage at the time.
This is the first return for a touchdown for Sewanee in at least a decade, and Phillips has now found the end zone twice. In week 1, he recovered a fumble and returned it for 98 yards for a school record.
The Nashville, Tenn. native also posted seven tackles and recovered a fumble in Saturday's contest against the Warriors.
Phillips is the third player to be selected more than once to the Team of the Week (Wes Bradley, 2000, '01, '02) and Wes Satterfield (2004, '05).
This is the third time this season that Sewanee has had a member on the Team of the Week, Phillips (Week 1) and Michael Jacobs (Week 2).
In the 19-plus seasons of the Team of the Week, the Tigers have placed 17 members and one offensive line to the Team.
Phillips and the rest of the Tigers will next host No. 24 Berry on Saturday night in the first game under the lights at historic Hardee-McGee Field at Harris Stadium. Kickoff is scheduled for 6 p.m.
D3football.Com Team of the Week, Week 5
QB Hayden Bauserman, Jr., Shenandoah
RB Jaquan Hemphill, Jr., Hardin-Simmons
RB John Smith, Sr., Husson
WR Sam Mentkowski, Sr., UW-Oshkosh
WR Shedrick Davis, Sr., Louisiana College
WR Alex Victor, So., Allegheny
OL Bariah Staten, Jaleel Brown, Eric McDonel, Matt Hoover, Dammian Booker, Adrian
DE Stephen Jahn, Jr., Willamette
DT Brandon McKandes, Sr., UW-La Crosse
DE Dustin Tripp, Sr., Alma
LB Jason Farlow, Sr., Linfield
LB Charles Riga, Sr., George Fox
LB David Adams, Jr., Catholic
LB Ricco Aaron, So., Dean
CB Antonio White Jr., Sr., Berry
S Carson Ketter, Sr., Pacific Lutheran
S Fred Hargrove, So., Otterbein
CB Marcus Winters, Jr., Trine
K Hunter Daly, Jr., Montclair State
P Evan Ellis, Fr., Coe
RET William Phillips, Fr., Sewanee
ST Joel Rigard, Jr., Juniata