#5 Matt Phipps
|HOMETOWN||Reno, Nev. (Butte College)|
2012 (Jr): Played in 10 games in his first season as a Beaver, both as a linebacker and on special teams coverage... Totaled 18 tackles (eight solo)... Posted two tackles for loss that pushed the opposing offense back 10 yards... Recorded one sack (-6 yards)... Tallied one pass break-up... His 14 special teams tackles (10 kickoff, four punt) led the team.
Totaled four tackles (one on kickoff coverage), which included a tackle for loss (-4 yards) in the season finale against Minot State (Nov. 10)... Recorded three tackles on three occasions... Compiled three tackles (two solo) and a sack (-6) yards against MSU Moorhead (Nov. 3)... Tallied three tackles at U-Mary (Oct. 6) and at Minnesota Duluth (Oct. 20)... Added one tackle and a pass break-up against Northern State (Oct. 13).
Prior to BSU: Attended McQueen High School in Nevada... Competed in football and golf for the Lancers... Won the 4A State Championship in Nevada during his senior season... Played at Butte Junior College for his freshman and sophmore seasons, winning two bowl games...
Personal: Born Dec. 8, 1990... Son of Georee and Denice Phipps... Majoring in political science at Bemidji State.
Career Highs: Tackles: 8 at MSU Moorhead (11/9/13); Solo Tackles: 6 at Minot State (11/16/13); Assisted Tackles: 4 vs. Minot State (11/10/12) and at MSU Moorhead (11/9/13); TFL: 1.0, 3x last vs St. Cloud State (11/2/13); Sacks: 1.0 vs. MSU Moorhead (11/3/12); PBU: 1, 3x last at Augustana (9/21/13); Fumbles Forced: 1 vs Minnesota Duluth (10/26/13) and vs St. Cloud State (11/2/13); Fumbles Recovered: 1 at Northern State (10/19/13) and vs Minnesota Duluth (10/26/13).