57  Philip Beliles
Philip Beliles

Class:
RS Senior

Hometown:
Memphis, TN

High School:
Christian Brothers

Height / Weight:
6-5 / 290

Position:
Offensive Line

Birthdate:
09/25/1985

Experience:
3L


Career Summary: Earned four letters in the Tiger offensive line...Started his last 26 games at center...Played 77 percent of the Tigers' offensive plays in his last three seasons...Played 235 of 766 offensive snaps in `06...Logged action on 941 of 1,017 plays in `07...Missed just 37 total offensive plays as a senior...Part of a line that ranked in the top 25 nationally the last four seasons in sacks allowed...Memphis ranked No. 1 in C-USA from 2005-07 and No. 2 in 2008 in sack denial.

2008 Highlights: Started all 13 games at center...Was one of three C-USA centers listed on the Rimington Trophy Watch List heading into `08 season...Was the center for 940 of the team's 977 total offensive plays...Snapped to four different quarterbacks as well as to multiple receivers and running backs throughout the season.

Notable: Was one of three Conference USA centers who were listed on the Rimington Trophy 2008 Spring Watch List.

2007: Part of an offensive line that led C-USA in fewest sacks allowed with 14 for the fourth-straight year and ranked 10th nationally...Helped pave the way for a Tiger offense that ranked 13th nationally in passing offense and 23rd in total offense...Started all 13 games at center...Played in 92 percent of the team's offensive plays in 2007...Played in all 96 offensive plays in the season opener against Ole Miss...Participated in 52 of 62 snaps against Jacksonville State... Did not miss a snap in the Tigers' 70-offensive play game with Arkansas State...Also did not come out of the game against East Carolina, Southern Miss, UAB and SMU...Played in every snap in a Memphis and C-USA record 108 offensive plays against SMU.

2006: Played in all 12 games, logging time on the offensive line and on special teams...Worked his way into the lineup towards the end of the season and played 49 offensive snaps against Southern Miss...Started at center against UCF for an injured Stephen Schuh and played all 62 snaps...Logged time at center against Houston and saw action on 53 plays...Started in the season finale against UTEP at center and was in on all 69 offensive snaps...Was part of an offensive line that only allowed 14 sacks in 2006, which led Conference USA.

2005: Lettered after playing just one game last season...Saw limited action in the Chattanooga victory.

2004: Redshirted to gain experience behind a veteran offensive line.

Honors: Was presented the Glenn Jones Award at the 2008 Blue-Gray Game...The award is presented each year to a player who demonstrates leadership through determination and courage both on and off the field.

Academic Highlights: Named to Tiger 3.0 Club following spring 2005 semester.

Prep: Was a two-year letterwinner at Christian Brothers High School in Memphis...Played for Coach Kevin Locastro...One of four CBHS players to sign with the Tigers in December, 2003...Named to The Commercial Appeal's 2003 Best of the Preps (Private School Division) team...Was named to the 2003 Super 7 Team (first team)...Was also named to the All Shelby-Metro first team and the Division 2 All-State team...Was selected to play in the AXA Liberty Bowl High School All-Star Game in 2003...Was also picked to play in the East-West Shrine All-Star Classic.

Personal: Philip Wade Beliles is the son of Ray and Maria Beliles...Born September 25, 1985, in Memphis, Tenn.

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