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ARENA: Jacksonville Sharks Sign Wide Receiver Phillips, Linebacker Daub

JACKSONVILLE – The 2019 National Arena League Champion Jacksonville Sharks have announced the signing of wide receiver Gregory Phillips and defensive lineman / linebacker Kain Daub.

This will be Daub’s second season in arena football and his first season with the Jacksonville Sharks. This will be Phillips’ rookie season in arena football.

Phillips most recently played as a wide receiver in the debut of the The Spring League (TSL) in 2019 and was an undrafted NFL prospect following his college career.

Phillips attended Purdue University where he played receiver from 2014-2017. During his career as a Boilermaker he played in 49 games snagging 84 catches for 889 yards and scored four touchdowns. He was an Academic All-Big Ten his last two seasons with Purdue.

A native of Lithonia, GA Phillips played for Arabia Mountain High School. During his senior year he caught 41 passes for 748 yards and scored 10 touchdowns. Prior to committing to Purdue he earned 5A All-State Honorable Mention and was a three-star prospect by ESPN.

Daub most recently played for the Sioux City Bandits of the Champions Indoor Football League where he played on the defensive line for the Bandits in 2020 before the season was cancelled. Prior to the CIF, Daub made the defensive squad for the Spring League Summer Showcase in 2019.

Daub finished his college career at Florida Atlantic University under head coach Lane Kiffin after playing for three other colleges (ASA, EMCC, Florida State). Under Kiffin, he played defensive end for the 2017-2018 seasons.

During his career with the Owls he played in 16 games making eight tackles, six solos and causing a pass breakup.

Daub played on a defensive line that helped FAU to a perfect 8-0 conference record, 11-3 overall record, a CUSA Championship victory and a Boca Raton Bowl game win in 2017.

Daub found his way to FAU after transferring from ASA College in Brooklyn, New York where he was a 3-star JUCO linebacker racking up 47 tackles, nine tackles for loss and two sacks. Daub originally started his college football career at Florida State but transferred to East Mississippi Community College before the start of his first season with the Seminoles.

Daub is a native of Jacksonville, FL and was named sixth best player in the state of Florida by ESPN300 and third best inside linebacker in the nation during his senior year at Sandalwood High School.

Daub earned All-American Honors and played in the Under Armour All-American game in 2014 while also earning First Team All-State in 8-A. The Sandalwood star recorded 182 tackles, 19 sacks and seven forced fumbles between 2012-2013.

Daub was a two-sport athlete in high school playing both football and basketball and was recruited by Alabama, Clemson, Florida and Auburn before he committed to Florida State football as a four-star recruit under Jimbo Fisher.

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