2012 All-SEC Honorable Mention (AP)
2012 SEC Co-Offensive Lineman of the Week (vs. Alabama)
2011 CBSSports.com Freshman All-American
Powerful run blocker who has played in 20 games with 13 starts on the offensive line for the Tigers … Spent first two years playing guard … Moved to left tackle during the spring and is expected to be a dominant player at that position for the Tigers in 2013 … For career, has played 882 snaps with 69.5 knockdowns.
SOPHOMORE SEASON (2012)
Started all 13 games at left guard ... Led team in both total snaps (836) and knockdowns (64.5) … Named honorable mention All-SEC by the Associated Press … Played every offensive snap in LSU’s last 11 games … Earned SEC Co-Offensive Lineman of the Week for his play in LSU’s near-upset of top-ranked Alabama … In that game vs. the Crimson Tide, played 84 snaps with a team-high nine knockdowns as the Tigers racked up 435 total yards, 22 first downs and held the ball for 39 minutes and 15 seconds … Led Tigers with 11.5 knockdowns vs. Ole Miss and 10 vs. South Carolina … Had team-best six knockdowns on just 47 offensive snaps in Chick-fil-A Bowl against Clemson … Made his first career start against North Texas and earned three knockdowns in 36 snaps.
FRESHMAN SEASON (2011)
Played in seven games with no starts ... Saw action on 46 snaps on the offensive line and posted five knockdown blocks ... Tallied two knockdowns in 14 plays on the offensive line at Ole Miss ... Saw his first action as a Tiger against Northwestern State and posted three knockdowns on 21 snaps ... Recognized as a freshman All-America by CBSsports.com after the season.
One of the premiere offensive tackles in the nation ... Was called by many as arguably the best offensive lineman to ever come out of Louisiana ... Named a 2011 first team Parade All-America on offense ... A five-star prospect by every major recruiting source ... Has massive upper body and huge hands with quick feet ... Ranked No. 6 in Rivals Top 100 and the No. 1 recruit coming out of the state by Rivals and Tigerbait.com ... Ranked No. 2 offensive tackle by Scout.com ... Ranked No. 8 in ESPN 150 ... Ranked No. 2 in Sporting News Top 100 ... Rated No. 9 in PrepStar Top 150 ... Named to RivalsHigh 2010 All-American team and USA Today All-USA High School team ... Selected as a member of the 2011 U.S. Under-19 National Team assembled by USA Football ... Participated in the 2011 Under Armour All-America game ... Named a New Orleans Times Picayune Blue-Chip recruit ... Selected as a member of The Baton Rouge Advocate’s Super Dozen ... Named to the Louisiana 3A All-State team his final three seasons of high school … Coached by Guy Mistretta.
Parents are Loyetta Collins and David Phillips ... Born July 26, 1993.