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Phillippi Sparks
No. 22, 20.     
Cornerback
Personal information
Date of birth: (1969-04-15) April 15, 1969 (age 50)
Place of birth: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Career information
College: Arizona State
NFL Draft: 1992 / Round: 2 / Pick: 41
No regular season or postseason appearances
Career history
* New York Giants ( 1992 1999)
Career highlights and awards
  • N/A
Tackles     492
Interceptions     27
Sacks     1
Stats at NFL.com

Phillippi Dwain Sparks (born April 15, 1969) is a former American football player in the National Football League.

Sparks graduated from Maryvale High School in Phoenix, Arizona, in 1987. He then attended and played football for Glendale Community College in Glendale, Arizona, from 1987 through 1989. Sparks played a key role on Glendale Community College's 1988 National Junior College Athletic Association national championship football team.

He then attended Arizona State University, where he was a member of the Sigma Chi fraternity. He was drafted by the New York Giants as the 13th pick in the second round of the 1992 NFL Draft. He played left cornerback opposite Jason Sehorn for six years and formed a talented defensive backfield tandem. He played for the Giants until 1999. In 2000, he was signed by the Dallas Cowboys. Sparks announced his retirement on August 28, 2001, having played for nine seasons.

He now resides in New York City. He has a son and a daughter. His daughter, Jordin, is Grammy nominated singer who won the sixth season of American Idol in 2007.

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