| Phillip Geiggar
5-11 · 205
Shreveport, La. (Evangel Christian)
An athletic, hard-hitting fifth-year defensive back who was a veteran leader of the Longhorn secondary ... was also a key member of the special teams and returns punts and kickoffs ... a preseason second-team All-Big 12 selection by Athlon ... recognized as the "Best Blitzer in the Big 12" in The Sporting News preseason yearbook ... emerged as the starting free safety midway through the 2003 season ... came on strong to earn second-team All-Big 12 from the San Antonio Express-News ... played in 48 career games (including bowls), including 22 starts and recorded 183 tackles, 14 TFLs, 14 PBUs, two sacks, three interceptions and five forced fumbles ... had 36 career special teams tackles ... started all 12 games at free safety in 2004 and recorded 71 tackles, four TFLs, seven PBUs, three caused fumbles, two fumble recoveries, a sack and an INT ... played in all 13 games in the defensive secondary and on special teams making nine starts in 2003 ... recorded career highs in almost every category, including 90 tackles (second on the team), six TFLs, four PBUs, two forced fumbles and a fumble recovery ... redshirted in 2002 ... saw action in all 13 games at safety and on special teams in '01 ... played in all 12 games as a true freshman, primarily on special teams, in 2000 ... second on the squad with 12 special teams tackles that year ... graduated high school early and enrolled at UT in time to participate in spring drills in 2000 ... three-time member of UT's Athletics Director's Academic Honor Roll.
Started all 12 games at free safety ... recorded 71 tackles, four TFLs, seven PBUs, three caused fumbles, two fumble recoveries, a sack and an INT ... had four kickoff returns for 73 yards with a long of 32 yards against Missouri ... was part of a defense that allowed just 320.1 yards per game (23th NCAA) and 17.9 points per game (18th NCAA) ... opened the season with seven tackles, a TFL, a fumble recovery and a PBU versus North Texas ... repeated the seven tackle performance at Arkansas and made an interception on the last series of the game to seal the win ... recorded six tackles and a TFL versus Rice ... caused a fumble and tallied four tackles versus Baylor ... tied his career high with 11 tackles versus No. 2 Oklahoma in addition to forcing and recovering separate fumbles ... had eight tackles and a PBU against Missouri ... recorded three tackles, a TFL and a PBU at Texas Tech ... totaled four tackles and a PBU at Colorado ... registered six tackles and a PBU versus No. 19 Oklahoma State ... notched six tackles at Kansas ... recorded five tackles, two TFLs, a forced fumble and a sack against No. 22 Texas A&M ... recorded four tackles in a 38-37 victory over Michigan in the Rose Bowl.
REDSHIRT JUNIOR (2003)
After reshirting in 2002, came back with the best season of his career ... named Honorable Mention All-Big 12 by the conference coaches and The Associated Press and second-team All-Big 12 by the San Antonio Express-News ... shared UT's Most Improved Defensive Player honor ... appeared in all 13 games in the defensive secondary and on special teams, starting one at strong safety, one at nickelback and seven at free safety (following an injury to Dakarai Pearson) ... key member of a pass defense that ranked ninth in the nation (177.3 ypg) ... his 90 tackles and 67 solo stops ranked second on the team ... had six TFLs, one sack, four PBUs and one interception ... also was tied for third on the team in special teams tackles with 11 ... posted nine stops, including a season-high four special teams tackles, against New Mexico State ... totaled five tackles and one TFL at Rice ... started at nickel back and recorded seven tackles, one TFL and a PBU against Tulane ... earned Big 12 Defensive Player of the Week and UT's Mike Campbell co-Defensive Player of the Week honors (with Kalen Thornton) following his seven-tackle, one-fumble recovery performance during a 24-20 win over No. 16 Kansas State ... recovered the ball after forcing the fumble that led to the go-ahead score in that win ... had nine tackles versus No. 1 Oklahoma ... earned his second Mike Campbell Defensive Player of the Week award of the season by recording eight tackles at Iowa State ... registered 10 tackles versus Texas Tech ... recorded a career-high 11 tackles and his first interception of the season versus No. 15 Washington State in the Holiday Bowl.
Played in all 13 games, including the Holiday Bowl, as a reserve safety and on special teams ... made his first career start against No. 3 Oklahoma ... recorded 14 tackles (seven solo), four TFLs and a PBU on the year ... registered eight of his stops on special teams ... helped UT limit its opponents to an 18.4-yard kickoff return average (68 returns) ... recovered Tony Jeffery's blocked punt in the end zone against New Mexico State for UT's first touchdown of the year ... named UT's Special Teams Player of the Week following that game ... had a career-high two TFLs against Oklahoma ... registered three tackles, one TFL and a pass breakup against Kansas.
Saw action in all 12 games, including the Holiday Bowl, primarily on special teams ... second on the team with 12 special teams tackles (eight solo) ... helped UT limit opponents to a 15.8-yard kick return average (57 returns) ... named UT's Special Teams Player of the Week after recording a pair of special teams tackles against Oklahoma State ... registered three special teams stops at Stanford ... recorded his first career interception against Baylor ... also had two PBUs during the season.
Coached by Dennis Dunn at Evangel Christian High ... earned honorable mention All-USA Today honors in 1999 ... a three-time Louisiana 5A all-state choice ... team posted a 60-0 record and captured four state titles during his career ... earned first-team all-state accolades as a senior ... a four-year starter and four-time all-city performer who recorded 36 career interceptions ... also played wide receiver and safety, along with returning both punts and kickoffs ... posted 48 receptions for 855 yards and 10 TDs in 1999 ... averaged 15.1 yards on punt returns and 29.1 yards on kickoff returns as a senior ... an all-state selection as a junior ... posted seven interceptions, 40+ tackles, three fumble recoveries, one caused fumble, three PBUs and three blocked PATs that season.
Born 11/14/80 in Shreveport, La. ... full name is Phillip Vernon Geiggar ... a youth and community studies major ... he and fellow Longhorn Stevie Lee, a prep teammate, decided in 10th grade that they would enroll in school early and attend the same college ... was active in the Longhorns community service efforts ... volunteered time at the Children's Miracle Network Telethon ... served as a mentor at local elementary and middle schools ... a three-time member of UT's Athletics Director's honor roll ... named to the Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll in fall 2003.
Year G/GS TT (Solo) Sacks TFL INT (Yds-TD) PBU FC FR High
2004 12/12 71 (46) 1 (-1) 4 (-7) 1 (19-0) 7 3 2 11/OU
2003 13/9 90 (67) 1 (-10) 6 (-26) 1 (0-0) 4 2 1 11/WSU
2001 12/1 14 (7) 0 (0) 4 (-13) 0 (0-0) 1 0 0 3/KU
2000 11/0 12 (8) 0 (0) 0 (0) 1 (0-0) 2 0 0 --
Career 48/22 183 (124) 2 (-11) 14 (-46) 3 (19-0) 14 5 1 11/2x
Year G TT (Solo) FC FR PBLK KBLK
2004 12 5 (3) 0 0 0 0
2003 13 11 (9) 0 0 0 0
2001 12 8 (2) 0 0 0 0
2000 11 12 (8) 0 0 0 0
Career 48 36 (22) 0 0 0 0