Clark Phillips III
CB · Utah

Physical Attributes:
Pro. Rd. Ht Wt Arm Hand Wingspan Forty
2 5090 184 29 1/8 09 1/8 70 3/4 4.51
Workout Results:
Event Cone Bench Shuttle 10 20 40 BJ VJ
Combine -- 18.0 4.32 1.52 2.58 4.51 -- 33.0
Pro Day -- -- 4.21 -- -- -- -- --



YEAR (GP/GS)    TKLS   TFL      SACK     FF     PD    INT

2020: (5/5)         25       2.0      0.0         0       3       1

2021: (14/14)     63       1.0      0.0         2       15     2

2022: (12/12)     24       2.0      1.0         0       12     6

Total: (31/31)    112     5.0      1.0         2       30     9

HISTORY -- From College Profile


  • 2022 Unanimous All-American (AP, 1st Team; Sporting News, 1st Team; Walter Camp, 1st Team; FWAA, 1st Team; CBS Sports/247 Sports, 1st Team; The Athletic, 1st Team; PFF, honorable mention).
  • Finalist for the 2022 Jim Thorpe Award and a semifinalist for the Chuck Bednarik Award.
  • 2022 AP Pac-12 Defensive Player of the Year.
  • 2022 Pac-12 All-Conference First Team (Coaches and AP).
  • Started every game played in his career (31).
  • Pac-12 All-Conference and AP All-Pac-12 second team in 2021.
  • Nine career interceptions, including a school-record-tying four returned for touchdowns.
  • Was the only active player in the Pac-12 with four career pick-sixes and one of just two active Power Five players.
  • Ranks fourth in Utah history with 232 career interception return yards.
  • Defended 30 passes at Utah (21 PBU, 9 INT), with his PBUs tied for 10th all-time.

2022: Started 12 games at right corner and nickel back.

  • Midseason All-America First Team (Associated Press, CBS, College Football Network, Sporting News, The Athletic)
  • Made 24 tackles (2.0 TFL, 1.0 sack) and shared the Power Five lead with six interceptions (two pick-sixes).
  • Eleven passes defended (six INT, five PBU) in regular season Pac-12 play, sharing the league lead.
  • First career sack went for eight yards in the regular season win vs. No. 7 USC, a four-tackle, two PBU night.
  • Had a three-interception (one TD) and three-tackle performance vs. Oregon State, earning weekly defensive honors from the Chuck Bednarik Award, Jim Thorpe, PFF, Walter Camp and the Pac-12.
  • It was the first three-interception game by a Ute since 2009 and most in the Power Five this season.
  • First pick of the season came at Arizona State, during a three-tackle outing.
  • Ran an 80-yard interception back for a score at No. 18 UCLA, becoming the first Ute since Andre Dyson in 2000 to have consecutive games with a pick-six.
  • Defended three passes (one INT, two PBU) during a two-tackle game at No. 12 Oregon.

2021: Started in all 14 games, recording 63 tackles (1.0 TFL), 15 passes defended (13 PBU, 2 INT) and two forced fumbles.

  • Led the Pac-12 with 15 passes defended, recording 11 in league play.
  • Tied his career-high in tackles (9) and pass breakups (3) at USC.
  • Had six tackles in the Washington State win and sealed the victory with a 54-yard pick-six.
  • Recorded back-to-back seven-tackle games at Oregon State and vs. UCLA, also notching two pass breakups against the Bruins.
  • Also had seven stops, a forced fumble and a pass breakup vs. Weber State.
  • Notched five tackles in the Rose Bowl vs. No. 6 Ohio State, adding a forced fumble and an interception. 
  • Added a pass breakup to go with three tackles in the win over No. 3 Oregon.
  • Had one stop and two breakups in the Pac-12 Championship vs. No. 10 Oregon.

2020: Started at right cornerback in all five games.

  • 25 total tackles (2.0 TFL), a fumble recovery and three passes defended (1 INT, 2 PBU) which included a pick-six.
  • Career-high nine tackles (1.0 TFL) against No. 20 USC.
  • Three tackles with a fumble recovery, two pass breakups and his first-career pick-six (36 yards) against Washington State.

High School: Four-star recruit by 247Sports, Rivals and ESPN, rated the No. 4 cornerback in the country out of La Habra HS.

  • Two-time All-CIF.
  • Freeway League Player of the Year as a junior and two-time all-league, earning first-team as a junior.
  • 2019 Orange County Defensive Player of the Year and three-time first-team all-county.
  • 2019 All-USA first-team defense and 2018 All-USA California Football first-team selection.
  • 28 tackles, four interceptions and seven passes defended his senior year, adding 30 receptions for 435 yards (14.5 ypc) and 10 touchdowns.
  • 18 tackles, two interceptions and 10 passes defended along with 54 catches for 1,210 yards (22.4 ypc) and 19 touchdowns as a junior.
  • 26 tackles, seven interceptions with 154 return yards and 15 passes defended his sophomore season, adding eight carries for 127 yards along with 153 return yards between kick and punt return.

Personal: Son of Clark and Lakeisha … has two sisters and a brother.



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