By Madison Guernsey firstname.lastname@example.org
Idaho State offensive lineman Skyler Phillips was named a third-team Associated Press (AP) FCS All-America selection, announced Tuesday. The redshirt senior is the first Idaho State All-America pick since Justin Arias and Madison Mangum in 2014, and the schoolâ€™s first AP All-American since Josh Hill in 2012.
Phillips played all over the Bengalsâ€™ offensive line in his five-year career. He anchored right guard in 2017, earning first-team all-Big Sky Conference honors.
Phillips started 44 games in his ISU career. He was part of an offensive line in 2014 that propelled the Bengals to an 8-4 record and multiple offensive milestones. He blocked for quarterbacks Arias and Tanner Gueller, who both rank highly in the schoolâ€™s record books, and paved the way for the Bengalsâ€™ all-time leading rusher, tailback Xavier Finney.
Phillips also accepted an invitation to play in the 2018 Reeseâ€™s Senior Bowl, which showcases college footballâ€™s top seniors with NFL draft aspirations. The game is Jan. 27, 2018 at Ladd-Peebels Stadium in Mobile, Alabama.