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NO. 6 /  RUNNING BACK, SO., 5-8, 175: 40 TIME: 4.4

HOMETOWN: Escondido, CA

HIGH SCHOOL: Escondido (Class of 2007)

PERSONAL: Full name is Noel Kenneth Phillips. ... Born Dec. 9, 1988, in Houston, TX. ... Son of Tanya and Gary Phillips. ... Has one brother (Gary,  21) and one sister (Shannell, 22). ... Nephew of James Phillips, who played for the Baltimore Colts and coached in the black college ranks.

2009 SEASON: Has rushed for 114 yards and a 9.5-yard average as of Oct. 2, after the Comets' first four games. ... Returned a kickoff 39 yards in a 24-7 win over Victor Valley on Sept. 12.. ... Rushed for 50 yards and a 6.2-yard average on eight carries in the Comets' 27-17 victory over San Diego Mesa on Sept. 19. ...  ... Contributed 64 yards rushing on four carries, including a 15-yarder that set up Paul Moore's 8-yard touchdown run out of the "Wildcat", in a 17-7 win at College of the Desert on Sept. 26. Broke off a 52-yard run in the second quarter.

2008 SEASON: Rushed for 336 yards (including 371 positive yards) and a 4.9-yard average per carry for 69 attempts appearing in 10 of 11 games . .... Also had four receptions for 40 yards and returned two kickoffs for 69 yards.  ... Rushed for 48 yards on five carries in a 16-0 win over Victor Valley on Sept. 13. ... Ran for 83 yards on five carries, with long gains of 37 and 36 yards, in 37-17 rout of San Diego Mesa on Sept. 20. ... Added nine yards on two carries in a 47-41 victory over College of the Desert in four overtimes in a battle of unbeatens Sept. 27 before leaving the game with a minor injury. ... Rushed for 44 yards on 11 carries and caught a 17-yard pass against Saddleback on Oct. 11. ... Returned a kickoff 44 yards and added 26 yards rushing on 11 carries in a 38-14 win at Santa Ana on Oct. 18. ... Rushed for 30 yards on 10 carries and caught an 11-yard pass in a 20-7 victory over Long Beach City College on Oct. 25. ... Had 22 yards rushing on four carries vs. Fullerton on Nov. 1. ... Rushed for 43 yards on eight carries as the Comets closed  the regular season with a 41-14 rout of Orange Coast on Nov. 8. ... Carried six times for 20 yards and tacked on a 22-yard pass reception on Nov. 22 as the Comets closed out an 8-3 season with a 38-33 victory over Cerritos in the Golden Empire Bowl at Bakersfield.

HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL: First-team All-Valley League under coach Paul Gomes at Escondido High as a senior during the 2006 season. ... Played three varsity seasons. ... Rushed for 1,239 yards and 16 touchdowns as a senior, tacking on 64 receiving yards.

OTHER HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS: Basketball, Track & Field

ACADEMICS: Business Management major.

(Updated Oct. 2, 2009)

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