Jimmy Phillips is one of Auburn's most celebrated All-Americans, making 11 All-America teams in 1957. He averaged 23.8 yards per reception and caught four touchdown passes that year. Phillips led the SEC in receiving in 1956 with 23 receptions for 383 yards and four touchdowns. In 1955, he was named the SEC's Sophomore of the Year and was named national Lineman of the Week for his performance in Auburn's 14-12 victory over Georgia Tech, Auburn's first win over the Yellow Jackets in 15 years. Phillips was later an all-pro receiver for the Los Angeles Rams and Minnesota Vikings and led the NFL in receiving in 1961.