Ryan Phillips terrorized quarterbacks for four season from 1993-96 on the gridiron. He was a three-time First Team All-Conference defensive end and was the 1995 Big Sky Defensive Player of the Year. He was a two-time All-American, with second-team honors in 1994 and first-team honors in 1995, and earned invites to the Blue-Gray All-Star Game and Senior Bowl in 1996. He was the team’s Most Valuable Player as well as the Defensive MVP in 1995 and 1996. His 39.5 career sacks rank second all-time at Idaho, while his 91 tackles for loss are the most all-time. He was drafted by the New York Giants in the third round of the 1997 NFL Draft and compiled 130 tackles in 71 games over five seasons with the Giants and Colts.