Loyd Phillips
Born:(1945-05-02)May 2, 1945
Fort Worth, Texas
Died:December 27, 2020(2020-12-27) (aged 75)
Career information
Position(s)Defensive tackle/end
CollegeArkansas
High schoolLongview, Texas
NFL draft1967 / Round: 1/ Pick 10
Career history
As player
1967–1969Chicago Bears
AwardsOutland Trophy (1966)
All-American (1965, 1966)

Loyd Phillips (May 2, 1945 — December 27, 2020) was an American professional football player and a member of the College Football Hall of Fame. He was the winner of the 1966 Outland Trophy as the country's most outstanding interior lineman while playing at the University of Arkansas.

As a defensive tackle at Arkansas, Phillips was selected first-team All-American in both the 1965 and 1966 seasons after starting as a sophomore on the Razorbacks' 1964 national championship team. He was selected by the Associated Press, United Press International, Central Press, American Football Coaches Association, and the Walter Camp Football Foundation in 1965. In 1966, he was selected by the Associated Press, United Press International, Newspaper Enterprise Association, Central Press Association, American Football Coaches Association, Walter Camp Football Foundation, Football Writers Association of America, Sporting News and Time magazine in 1966.[1] Phillips was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 1992.

Phillips later returned to UA, earning a master's in education before working as an educator and administrator for Springdale Public Schools and Rogers Public Schools for almost 40 years.

Loyd's brother, Terry Don Phillips, was a defensive tackle for the Razorbacks from 1967-69. He later enjoyed a lengthy career in collegiate athletics, serving as athletic director at Louisiana-Lafayette, Oklahoma State and Clemson.

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