Former skier Andy Phillips brings ‘unique profile’ to Chicago Bears’ kicking competition
It’s not often a special teams coordinator invokes skiing when analyzing a kicker. It’s also unusual to have a 28-year-old rookie who never played football in high school.
Meet Andy Phillips, the Bears’ undrafted rookie kicker out of Utah who was once an Olympic hopeful for downhill skiing and spent his four years of college as the old guy.
Williams leads Utah past Indiana 26-24 in Foster Farms Bowl
SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — Whenever it seems Joe Williams won't be available to Utah, he comes back and delivers.
Williams returned from a four-week retirement early in the season to help solidify a broken-down running back position. Then in the bowl game, he overcame an illness that forced him to miss a team meeting the night before and capped his career in style.
Utah looks to build on BYU win when Utes face San Jose St.
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Utah coach Kyle Whittingham saw a glimpse of the offensive efficiency he wants during a 19-play, 78-yard drive that tied up most of the fourth quarter last week in the Utes' over rival BYU.
"That was a thing of beauty," Whittingham said. "You get in that situation where you have a lead in the fourth quarter, you've got to run to win. And that's what we did."