FAITH, FAMILY & FOOTBALL

Clark Phillips III Reflects On Historic, Roller Coaster 2021 Season With Utah Football

Jan 8, 2022, 9:42 PM

Copyright Bonneville International...

Copyright Bonneville International

SALT LAKE CITY – The Utah football program has gone through some high points, while also dealing with horrific tragedy and Clark Phillips III reflected on all of it.

Utah cornerback Clark Phillips III had some insightful on what happened during the 2021 season while on his podcast “Faith, Family and Football.”

You can listen to the full show, below.

Clark Phillips’ Reflection On 2021 Utah Football Season

It was a season for the ages for Utah football, from changing quarterbacks, a 1-2 start, tragically losing two players in one year, winning the Pac-12 title, playing in the Rose Bowl and everything in between.

“The Utes in 2021 were relentless,” Phillips said on the podcast. “We were determined, battle tested, strong minded, strong willed, encouraged, undeniable. The way that we handled adversity was something that I aspire to do for the rest of my life. I learned that from this team and I’m forever grateful. That team is special. I’ll never forget some of the things that were said in the locker room.”

Phillips talked about the mantra that the team has lived by this season where players become a part of the program and not the program becoming a part of the player. That all starts with the leadership of the team.

“The collective leadership from from multiple guys,” Phillips stated. “Just seeing how leadership was formed throughout the season, not just by playmaking, but just vocally by actions, and it was just consistent, you could feel the culture turn a corner. Even after game one, game two, game three, like it just it turned the corner and it was like ‘this is who we are, this is who we’re going to be.’ After the San Diego State loss, I feel like that was one of the last straws. We just kind of felt like the team got closer, got stronger. Then we had tragedy and we just got even tighter, even stronger. Tragedy struck, we looked to each other and we said, ‘we are all we got and we’re all we need.’ I’m grateful for the team that I have.”

Phillips gave great insight on the three key plays he made in the Rose Bowl, graded his 2021 season as a whole and much more on the latest episode.

Trevor Allen is a Utah Utes Insider for KSLSports.com, Co-Host of Faith, Family and Football podcast with Clark Phillips III and host of the Crimson Corner podcast. Follow him on Twitter: @TrevorASports.

  • Utah Utes Scoreboard

  • Utah Utes Team Leaders

  • Utah Utes Standings

Faith, Family & Football

Copyright Bonneville International...

Trevor Allen

How Clark Phillips III Is Mentally Preparing For Big Game Against Oregon

It's been labeled around the conference as the game of the year in the Pac-12. Utah cornerback Clark Phillips III knows how big the matchup with Oregon is.

3 years ago

Copyright Bonneville International...

Trevor Allen

Clark Phillips III Finds Inspiration From Utah LB Devin Lloyd’s Leadership

Super freshman Utah cornerback Clark Phillips III has found inspiration from Devin Lloyd's leadership of a type of leader he wants to be.

3 years ago

Copyright Bonneville International...

Trevor Allen

Clark Phillips III Embracing Position Change Regardless Of Duration

Utah cornerback Clark Phillips III is embracing a position change even when he doesn't know how long he will be playing in that spot.

3 years ago

Copyright Bonneville International...

Trevor Allen

Clark Phillips III Bonding With His Brother Through On-Field Performances

While Clark Phillips III is playing for the Utes in Salt Lake City, he is bonding with his brother Bryce through their on-field performances.

3 years ago

Copyright Bonneville International...

Trevor Allen, KSL Sports

Clark Phillips III Explains Why Utah Is Playing Better In Second Half Of Games

The Utah football team is on a three-game winning streak and is the only program in the conference with an unbeaten Pac-12 record in 2021.

3 years ago

Copyright Bonneville International...

Trevor Allen, KSL Sports

Clark Phillips III Remembers Best Friend, Teammate Aaron Lowe

The tragic passing of Utah defensive back Aaron Lowe really hit hard with the Utes football team, particularly with Clark Phillips III.

3 years ago

Sponsored Articles

...

KSL Sports

Utah Hockey Newsletter: Sign Up Now

Want to get the latest info on Utah's newest sports franchise? Sign up for the Utah Hockey newsletter!

ksl-sports-newsletter...

KSL Sports

KSL Sports Newsletter: Sign Up Now

Sign up today for the KSL Sports newsletter. Get the latest Utah sports news delivered to your inbox.

...

KSL Sports

Jazz Notes Newsletter: Sign Up Now

Sign up today for the Jazz Notes newsletter. Get insider analysis, game recaps and opportunities to win tickets!

3 kids wearing real salt lake jerseys smiling...

Real Salt Lake

6 Reasons You Need to Experience a RSL Matchday

RSL Games are a great way to spend time with your family with fun activities, good food, and traditions you can only experience at the field.

High angle view of the beautiful Rose Bowl Stadium...

KSL Digital Sales

How to Prepare for the 2023 Rose Bowl

Everything you need to know to plan your 2023 Rose Bowl trip in Pasadena, California. This year, the Utes will face Penn State.

Jordan-Clarkson-Utah-Jazz...

KSL Digital Sales

Notable Moments From The Utah Jazz Season… So Far

At the beginning of the season, the Utah Jazz were second to last. Now they rank in the top 10 teams in the Western Conference.

Clark Phillips III Reflects On Historic, Roller Coaster 2021 Season With Utah Football