Phil Hoskins - Football - University of Kentucky Athletics 92


  • position Defensive Tackle
  • height 6-5
  • Weight 306
  • class Junior
  • Hometown Toledo, Ohio
  • Previous School Highland Community College
  • High school Whitmer

High School

  • Redshirted the 2016 season and has three years of eligibility remaining
  • Strong junior college prospect
  • Was a three-star recruit by all of the major recruiting services out of junior college
  • Ranked 17th overall and the No. 5 defensive tackle by 247Sports, while ESPN ranked him the top 300
  • Had 25 tackles his freshman season at Highland (Kan.) with eight TFL and four sacks in playing multiple positions along the defensive line
  • Named Three Rivers Athletic Conference (TRAC) All-Conference honorable mention as a senior in 2014 at Whitmer, playing for coach Jerry Bell
  • Totaled 63 tackles, eight sacks and two forced fumbles as a senior
  • Has a wing span of 84 inches
  • Chose Kentucky over Arkansas, Baylor, Mississippi State and Oklahoma State


  • Born in Toledo, Ohio
  • Son of Alicia Evans and Anthony Hoskins
  • Major is community, leadership and development

Phil  Says

  • His nickname is “Big Phil”
  • He chose Kentucky because he felt something special that he didn’t feel anywhere else
  • His pregame routine consists of praying and visualizing himself making plays
  • If he had a hashtag to describe himself it would be #rosegrownoutofthepavement
  • His sports heroes are Reggie White and Lawrence Taylor because they were physical and dominant
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