Irvine Phillips
Phillips from "The Blue and Gold" (1929)
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Date of birth: June 10, 1905
Career history
Cal (1928)
Career highlights and awards
Consensus All-American (1928)

Irvine Lewis Phillips, Sr. (June 10, 1905 – April 4, 1999) was an American football player. He played college football at University of California, Berkeley and was a consensus selection at the end position on the 1928 College Football All-America Team.

Phillips was raised in Salinas, California. He enrolled at the University of California in the Class of 1929. While at Berkeley, Phillips was a member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon, Skull and Keys, Theta Tau, Winged Helmet, Beta Beta, the Big "C" Society, the Athletic Council, the Vigilance Committee, and the Senior Peace Committee. He was also a member of the football and track teams, receiving three varsity letters in each sport and serving as captain of the football team in his senior year. [1][2] After the 1927 season, Phillips was selected as a second-team All-American by the Central Press Association,[3] and a third-string All-American by the Associated Press.[4] Following his senior year, he was also selected as a consensus first-team All-American\.[5]

After graduating from Berkeley, Phillips was married and lived in Pajaro, California, with his wife Marion. In 1930, he was employed as a farm superintendent.[6] Irvine and his wife had four children: Irvine L., Jr. (born c. 1932), Sara (born c. 1935), Marion Adeline (born c. 1927) and Delphine (born 1939).[7] By 1940, Phillips and his family had moved to Long Beach, California, where Phillips was employed as a public school teacher.[7]

Phillips lived in Carmel, California, in his later years. He died in 1999, aged 93.[8]


  1. "The Blue and Gold" (1929), p. 109.
  2. "Irvine Phillips Captains Bears". Los Angeles Times: p. 12. November 21, 1927.
  3. Norman E. Brown (1927-12-10). "Fans Help Select Stars of Gridiron: Oosterbaan and Joesting Found To Be Most Popular Football Stars in Country". The Evening Independent (Massilon, OH).
  4. "East, West and South Share All-American Honors: Mythical Eleven Averages 185 Pounds With Every Man A Captain". Billings Gazette. 1927-12-11.
  5. "2014 NCAA Football Records: Consensus All-America Selections". National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). 2014. p. 4. Retrieved August 16, 2014.
  6. 1930 U.S. Census entry for Irvine Phillips, age 25, born in California. Census Place: Pajaro, Monterey, California; Roll: 179; Page: 28B; Enumeration District: 0036; Image: 1072.0; FHL microfilm: 2339914. 1930 United States Federal Census [database on-line].
  7. 7.0 7.1 1940 U.S. Census entry for Irvine Phillips, age 34, and family. Census Place: Long Beach, Los Angeles, California; Roll: T627_368; Page: 8B; Enumeration District: 59-18. 1940 United States Federal Census [database on-line].
  8. U.S., Social Security Death Index, 1935-2014 [database on-line]. Irvine L. Phillips, last residence 93923 Carmel, Monterey, California, USA, born 10 Jun 1905, died 4 Apr 1999, SSN issued California (Before 1951).
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