Jim Phillips (American football)

James Jackson "Red" Phillips (February 5, 1936 – March 25, 2015) was an American football wide receiver who played for the Los Angeles Rams and the Minnesota Vikings for 10 seasons, from 1958 to 1967. Phillips was a three-time Pro Bowler as a Ram from 1960 to 1962 and was first team in 1961. Phillips attended Auburn University. He was on 11 All-American teams his senior year at Auburn. He was co-captain on Auburn's 1957 national championship team.

As a rookie in 1958, Phillips led the NFL with the longest reception for that season: 93 yards. In 1961, he led the NFL in total receptions with 78.[1]

Jim Phillips
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Phillips on a 1963 trading card
No. 82
Position:Wide receiver
Personal information
Born:February 5, 1936
Alexander City, Alabama
Died:March 25, 2015 (aged 79)
Auburn, Alabama
Height:6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Weight:197 lb (89 kg)
Career information
High school:Alexander City (AL) Benjamin Russell
NFL Draft:1958 / Round: 1 / Pick: 5
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Receiving yards:6,044
Yards per reception:15.1
Receiving touchdowns:34
Player stats at NFL.com
Player stats at PFR

Post NFL

After leaving the NFL, Phillips held coaching positions with the Atlanta Falcons, San Diego Chargers, New Orleans Saints, and Florida State. He later ran a successful insurance business and was appointed to the Alabama Department of Insurance.[2]

Phillips was inducted into Alabama Sports Hall of Fame in 1985.In 2004, Phillips was named Auburn's SEC Football Legend for the SEC Championship Game of that year.

Personal life

Phillips married "Mickey" Kennedy in 1957. They had three children. Phillips died on March 25, 2015 at Bethany House (Hospice) in Auburn.[3]


  1. ^ "Red Phillips Stats". Pro Football Reference. Retrieved 26 March 2015.
  2. ^ "Community mourns loss of AU legend 'Red' Phillips". AlexCity Outlook.
  3. ^ "Auburn All-American, NFL All-Pro Jimmy 'Red' Phillips dies". AL.com.
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