Utah kicker Andy Phillips and his wife Megan welcomed their first child, Maximus Andrew Phillips, on Tuesday. Even though the little guy Is just two days old, it looks like he may follow in his father’s footsteps and suit up for the Utes someday.
Isn’t that just adorable? Oh, and it looks like the program has its sights set on little Maximus down the line in the 2032 recruiting class.
Phillips, a 25-year-old sophomore, had an interesting path before becoming one of the best kickers in the Pac-12. A native of Draper, Utah, Phillips competed on the U.S. Ski Team as an alpine racer from 2007-2011 after graduating from Winter Sports School, a high school for winter sports athletes in Park City, Utah. He also served an LDS mission in Norway.
Phillips had never played a single down of football at any level before walking on as a kicker for the Utes in 2012. He redshirted his first season with the program before jumping to the top of the depth chart in 2013. He made 17-of-20 field goal attempts last season, including a long of 51.
He and the Utes got off to a good start in Week 1, knocking off Idaho State, 56-14. Phillips made all eight of his extra point attempts. The Utes will welcome Fresno State to Rice-Eccles Stadium on Saturday.
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