Arizona State sophomore safety Cam Phillips has entered the NCAA transfer portal.
The native of Houston, Texas, went through spring drills with the Sun Devils in March but has not been part of the team since mid-September. He had a significant role in 2019 but played only sparingly last season.
He played in the season opener against Southern Utah and recorded a pass breakup but has not been part of the team since then.
In 2020 he played in only one game, that being the 46-33 victory at Oregon State on Dec. 19 and recorded two total tackles. He missed all of the spring practice leading up to that season while dealing with a death in the family back in Texas.
Missing that time seemingly meant he dropped behind others on the depth chart. It’s a position where the Sun Devils boasted a lot of depth with veteran returners as well as some highly touted recruits.
Phillips joined the program in 2018 and recorded 14 tackles, seven each in games against UCLA and Oregon, even starting the Oregon game. Since he played less than four games he was officially listed as a redshirt.
He played in nine games as a redshirt freshman in 2019 and registered 58 tackles with an interception and five pass breakups. He matched a career-high with 10 tackles in the Sun Devils upset of Oregon.
The 6-foot-1, 175-pounder sustained a dislocated elbow and shoulder injury which sidelined him the last three regular-season games. He then missed his team’s appearance in the Sun Bowl against Florida State for an “undisclosed reason.”
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