Cam Phillips

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Cam Phillips
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Phillips with the Argonauts in 2022
No. 89 – Toronto Argonauts
Position:Wide receiver
Personal information
Born: (1995-12-16) December 16, 1995 (age 27)
Charlotte, North Carolina
Height:6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Weight:202 lb (92 kg)
Career information
High school:DeMatha Catholic
(Hyattsville, Maryland)
College:Virginia Tech
Undrafted:2018
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Roster status:active
CFL status:American
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Receptions:1
Receiving yards:9
Receiving touchdowns:0
Career CFL statistics as of 2022
Targets:66
Reception:40
Receiving Yards:535
Receiving Touchdowns:3
Player stats at NFL.com · CFL.ca

Cameron Darnell Phillips (born December 16, 1995) is a professional gridiron football wide receiver for the Toronto Argonauts of the Canadian Football League (CFL). He played college football at Virginia Tech.[1][2]

Professional career[edit]

Buffalo Bills[edit]

Phillips signed with the Buffalo Bills as an undrafted free agent on May 11, 2018.[3] He was waived on September 1, 2018 and was signed to the practice squad the next day.[4][5] He was promoted to the active roster on October 18, 2018.[6] He was waived on November 5, 2018 and was re-signed to the practice squad.[7] He signed a reserve/future contract with the Bills on December 31, 2018.[8]

On August 31, 2019, Phillips was waived by the Bills.[9]

Houston Roughnecks[edit]

On October 15, 2019, Phillips was drafted in the sixth round of the 2020 XFL Draft by the Houston Roughnecks.[10] In the Roughnecks' first game against the Los Angeles Wildcats, Phillips helped score a 50-yard touchdown, giving the Roughnecks their first points and helping the team win a 37–17 victory against the Wildcats.[11] In Week 2 against the St. Louis BattleHawks, Phillips caught seven balls for 54 yards and scored three touchdowns,[12] winning the XFL's Star of the Week.[13] In Week 3 Phillips caught three touchdowns again, to go along with 8 receptions for 194 yards, including an 84 yard score from PJ Walker.[14] His performance in week 3 proved to be enough for Phillips to win his second straight XFL Star of the Week.[15] In what turned out to be the final week of the XFL season, Phillips hauled in 10 receptions for 122 yards and 2 touchdowns. Phillips again earned Player of the Week for his performance.[16] Phillips finished the season with 31 receptions for a league high 455 yards and 9 touchdowns.[17][18] He had his contract terminated when the league suspended operations on April 10, 2020.[19]

Carolina Panthers[edit]

Phillips had a tryout with the Carolina Panthers on August 23, 2020,[20] and signed with the team three days later.[21] He was waived on September 5, 2020.[22]

Hamilton Tiger-Cats[edit]

Phillips signed with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats of the CFL on June 10, 2021.[23] Phillips was cut in the 3rd week of training camp on July 29, 2021.

Toronto Argonauts[edit]

On July 30, 2021, Phillips signed with the Toronto Argonauts. Phillips spend most of the 2021 season on the practice roster, but made his CFL debut in the last game of the season on November 16, 2021, against the Edmonton Elks. In 2022, he was assigned to the practice roster after training camp, but was moved up to the active roster due to injuries in the Argonauts' receiving corps.

Career statistics[edit]

Year League Team Games Receiving
GP GS Rec Yds Avg Lng TD
2018 NFL BUF 2 0 1 9 9.0 9 0
2020 XFL HOU 5 5 31 455 14.6 84 9
2021 CFL TOR 1 0 2 20 10.0 13 0
2021 CFL TOR 12 12 40 515 13.6 55 3
Total 20 17 74 999 7.0 84 12

References[edit]

  1. ^ Wang, Gene (September 27, 2017). "Cam Phillips on being college football's leading receiver: 'I fully expected this and more'". The Washington Post. Retrieved June 18, 2018.
  2. ^ Wood, Norm (September 26, 2017). "Heisman talk just noise to Hokies WR Cam Phillips". The Virginian-Pilot. Retrieved June 18, 2018.
  3. ^ "What you need to know about the Bills undrafted free agents". BuffaloBills.com. May 11, 2018. Archived from the original on May 11, 2018.
  4. ^ "Bills make these moves to reach the 53-man roster limit". BuffaloBills.com. September 1, 2018.
  5. ^ Brown, Chris (September 2, 2018). "Bills name eight to the practice squad". BuffaloBills.com.
  6. ^ Brown, Chris (October 18, 2018). "Bills promote WR Phillips from practice squad". BuffaloBills.com.
  7. ^ Brown, Chris (November 5, 2018). "Bills awarded claim for receiver/returner Isaiah McKenzie". BuffaloBills.com.
  8. ^ Brown, Chris (December 31, 2018). "Bills sign three players from practice squad to reserve future contracts". BuffaloBills.com.
  9. ^ Brown, Chris (August 31, 2019). "Bills cut roster down to 53 players". BuffaloBills.com.
  10. ^ Bender, Bill (October 21, 2019). "XFL Draft picks 2019: Complete results, rosters, players for new football league". Sporting News. Retrieved October 22, 2019.
  11. ^ "Former Buffalo Bills dominate XFL opening day scoring". Syracuse.com. February 8, 2020. Retrieved February 18, 2020.
  12. ^ Plain, Megan (February 16, 2020). "WATCH: Former Virginia Tech football star Cam Phillips shines in XFL with 3-TD game". WTKR. Retrieved February 17, 2020.
  13. ^ XFL (February 19, 2020). "The #XFL Week 2 Star of the Week is @XFLRoughnecks WR Cam Phillips. Congrats, @camphil5!pic.twitter.com/5OD5v0TJIl". @xfl2020. Retrieved February 19, 2020.
  14. ^ "XNH Players of the Week: XFL Week 3, Cam Phillips Tops Again".
  15. ^ "Roughnecks WR Cam Phillips wins XFL award again". February 26, 2020.
  16. ^ "Virginia Tech football: Cam Phillips is once again the XFL's star of the week". March 11, 2020.
  17. ^ "XFL Live Stats". stats.xfl.com. Retrieved March 13, 2020.
  18. ^ "XFL Live Stats". stats.xfl.com. Retrieved March 13, 2020.
  19. ^ Condotta, Bob (April 10, 2020). "XFL suspends operations, terminates all employees, but Jim Zorn says he has hopes league will continue". SeattleTimes.com. Retrieved July 17, 2020.
  20. ^ @AlbertBreer (August 23, 2020). "And here's today's tryout/visit list. Ex-Ohio State QB Cardale Jones and ex-Lions RB Theo Riddick worked out for Vegas" (Tweet). Retrieved August 24, 2020 – via Twitter.
  21. ^ Simmons, Myles (August 26, 2020). "Panthers sign wide receivers Cam Phillips, Darrell Stewart Jr". Panthers.com. Retrieved August 27, 2020.
  22. ^ Simmons, Myles (September 5, 2020). "Panthers reduce roster to 53 players". Panthers.com.
  23. ^ "Tiger-Cats add trio of American players to roster". TiCats.ca. June 10, 2021. Retrieved June 10, 2021.

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