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  Phillip Fountain

Phillip Fountain

Player Profile

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Kennesaw, Ga.

High School:
Harrison

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 218

Position:
OLB

Experience:
4L

2005: Played eight games ... Finished the season with 19 tackles(16 solo), two tackles for loss, and one sack ... Had a career-high seven tackles vs. Northwestern, including four solo ... Recorded his first career sack against Virginia Tech.

2004: Played in all eleven games, primarily on special teams ... Made two tackles in the season-opener vs. VMI, his first game on the defensive side of the ball ... Also made two tackles in win over Buffalo.

2003: Played in the first 10 games before suffering a strained hamstring that forced him out of the last two ... Rushed for 122 yards and a touchdown during the season ... Tallied 31 yards on seven carries (both season highs) on two occasions - at Northern Illinois and vs. Kent State ... Scored against the Golden Flashes ... Long run was a 17- yarder against UCF ... Gained 24 yards on seven attempts in the season opener against Southeast Missouri State ... Caught four passes for 10 yards ... Made two receptions for four yards at Akron ... His season long of seven yards occurred that day ... Had a six-yarder at Kentucky ... Other reception went for no gain against SEMO.

2002: Played in 10 games, both as a reserve in the backfield and on special teams ... Made his first collegiate rush and only carry of the season at Florida, gaining two yards ... Returned a kickoff 12 yards against Marshall.

HIGH SCHOOL: A three-year letterwinner and two-year starter for Harrison High School ... Also lettered twice in basketball and once in track ... Rushed for 487 yards on 67 carries as a senior ... Also had 45 tackles and four sacks ... Helped the Hoyas to the Class 5A state championship game as a junior and the second round of the state playoffs in 2001.

PERSONAL: A marketing major ... Son of Phillip and Carlotta Fountain ... Born on July 16, 1984.