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Titans Select Former UCLA WR Kyle Philips in the Fifth Round (Pick 163) of the NFL Draft


NASHVILLE – The Titans selected former UCLA receiver Kyle Philips in the fifth round of Saturday's NFL Draft.

Immediately, Philips got emotional.

"Once I got that call, I started crying right away," Philips said on a conference call after being picked. "I thought I was going to be able to hold (the tears) back, but I couldn't do it. I am just extremely thankful.

"It's from all the hard work, and the Titans just believing in me, giving the opportunity to live out my dreams and play in the NFL. I couldn't be more excited to be a Titan."

Philips, taken with the 163rd overall pick, caught 59 passes for 739 yards and 10 touchdowns in 2021. He led all Pac-12 receivers with the 10 touchdown catches and he rated No. 2 in the Pac-12 in receiving yards per game (67.18) and No. 3 in the league in receptions per game average (5.36).

Phillips (5-11, 191) also averaged 22.6 yards per punt return this season, including an 82-yard touchdown scamper against Colorado. He posted 100-yard games against Fresno State (113) and Stanford (120) last year. He was named first-team All-Pac-12 as a receiver and was a second-team selection as a kick returner by the league's coaches.

In four seasons with the Bruins, Philips caught 163 passes for 1,821 yards and 17 touchdowns. Philips had a reception in each of the last 29 games he played in and 35 catches in the last five games of the season.

"My work ethic, how I work, I am just excited to go in there and do everything I can and earn a spot anywhere on the field, whether that is special teams, on the cover teams, or on offense in the slot," Philips said. "Whatever that is, I just want to help the team win some games. … I am willing to do whatever it takes to help the team win."

The Titans selected UCLA WR Kyle Philips in the fifth round of Saturday's NFL Draft.

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