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Meet The Two-Deep: Jarvis Phillips




August 25, 2011

"Meet The Two-Deep" is an exclusive daily feature at designed to allow Red Raider Nation to connect with this year's football team. The players in this feature made the official "two-deep" following spring practices, which means they will be competing for a starting spot when Texas Tech opens the 2011 football season at home against Texas State on Sept. 3. Check-in each morning at 10 a.m. (CT) on and get to know a different member of your Red Raider football team.

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What goes through your mind when running onto the field with the team on a gameday?
"Basically, just trying to get the win, do whatever I've got to do to help my team win."

What is your favorite thing about being a Red Raider?
"All the fans and the local support we get from the city during gamedays and in the season."

Is there a motto or a phrase you live by?
"'To whom much is given, much is required.'"

What is your personal goal for this season?
"Win every game, no losses."

Do you have any hidden talents?
"I feel that I'm a better basketball player than football player."

Who are some of the major influences in your life, both on and off the field?
"Definitely my mama, she loves saying what she went through every day, you know, to get me this far. That's definitely a big influence on me, to keep going, not letting her down."

What has been the biggest difference for you personally from your first year at Tech to where you are now in your career?
"Just, you know, continuing to study hard, getting better study habits in to do better in the classroom."

Give your personal message to Red Raider Nation.
"This year, Texas Tech defense is going to run the show!"



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