Cam Phillips is one of the most experienced wide receivers for the Hokies. He is entering his senior season and has more than 2,300 all-purpose yards to his name.
More than 2,000 of those yards come from catching passes. He had 76 receptions last year, alone, a 30-catch jump from the year before. Since his freshman year, Phillips has played in at least 12 games each year.
According to Andy Bitter of Roanoke.com, he had 24 catches for 294 yards and two touchdowns against Virginia, Clemson and Arkansas, earning MVP honors in the Belk Bowl and finishing just 17 yards shy of becoming the third player in Hokies history to finish a season with more than 1,000 receiving yards.
Last year truly was a breakout year for Phillips. As he became one of the focal points of the Virginia Tech offense, Phillips also ran the ball. He had 30 carries for 140 yards and a long dash of 20 yards. He is a true dual threat who must be guarded at any point on the field.
Phillips has 10 touchdowns to his name, though none have come on the ground. He may try for that against the Mountaineers, so it is important for Tony Gibson’s defensive troops to be aware of Phillips at all times.