2013 (Freshman): Did not dress, did not see game action.
Prior to Western Carolina: A versatile player who saw action at the quarterback position on offense and as a corner back on defense, in addition to kick and punt returner and as a long snapper on special teams ... Tossed 10 passing touchdowns and rushed for nine during his career ... Earned All-Mountain Valley Conference honors as a defensive back as a senior ... Tallied 90 career tackles including 78 solo stops ... Recorded career 14 interceptions and was credited with a total of 28 pass deflections during his career including a career-high 12 as a senior ... Led his team and county with seven interceptions as a junior ... Additionally played basketball as a prep, starting on the varsity squad for three seasons and earning all-conference accolades in his final two years on the hardwood.
Personal: Full name is Joshua Allen Phipps ... Is the son of Jeff and Diane Phipps ... Has a younger sister ... Was born in Wilkesboro, N.C.