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#28 Phillip Bhaya
Position: Defensive Back
Height: 5'11"
Weight: 190
Year: Senior
City/State: Haddonfield, N.J.
High School: Haddonfield

At Princeton — 2013: earned second-team All-Ivy League honors and helped Princeton win the Ivy League title as a co-captain and starting safety … finished second on the team and 15th in the Ivy League with 6.5 tackles per game … shared team high with three interceptions, including one each in wins over "Big Three" rivals Harvard and Yale … returned Yale interception 34 yards for a touchdown … had one of the biggest stops of the season late in the 51-48 triple-OT win at Harvard; caught Ricky Zorn along the sideline to help keep the Crimson from scoring the winning points in regulation … had 10 tackles in three games and at least five tackles in eight games … had five of six pass breakups during the second half of the Ivy championship season … helped Princeton rank in the national Top 15 in turnover margin (fourth), first down defense (fourth) and third down conversion percentage (13th). 2012: earned All-Ivy League Honorable Mention after starting all 10 games at safety … recorded 52 tackles, including at least five in seven games; his 52 tackles were twice as many as he had in first two seasons combined … recorded three interceptions, and returned first one 32 yards for a touchdown in victory at Lafayette … added interceptions against both Brown and Penn, while also forcing a fumble in 39-34 comeback win over Harvard … had career-high eight tackles against both Lehigh and Dartmouth … had six solo tackles in road win at Yale … had three pass breakups during the season. 2011: started at cornerback in season opener against Lehigh, but suffered injury that limited his time through rest of the season … made four tackles against Lehigh and only two in the final nine games … had one pass breakup against Lehigh. 2010: earned the Harland "Pink" Baker '22 Award as Princeton's top defensive freshman … made 20 tackles on the season as a regular member of the defensive backfield … had a season-best six tackles against Colgate; added five tackles against Cornell … broke up three passes, including one in overtime victory over Lafayette … made at least one tackle in seven games.

At Haddonfield — earned All-South Jersey honors at defensive back … named to the New Jersey Super 100 Team … Touchdown Club of South Jersey Back of the Year … earned all-conference honors at quarterback … Mini-Maxwell Award winner … Brooks-Irvine Scholar Athlete … recorded 15 defensive takeaways and returned six for touchdowns … threw 32 touchdown passes and rushed for 28 touchdowns … led team to South Jersey title game as a senior … team captain as a junior and senior … earned All-America honors in lacrosse as a senior … scored 97 goals in two seasons.

Personal — born Jan. 12, 1992 … son of Kash Bhaya and Gail Bawczak-Bhaya … has a younger brother Matthew … enjoys golf and traveling.

Year Tackles (S/A) TFL Sks FF/FR INT Pass BrUp
2010 20 (11/9) 0 0 0/0 0 3
2011 6 (3/3) 0 0 0/0 0 1
2012 52 (33/19) 2/3 0 1/0 3/75 3
2013 65 (37/28) 1.5/3 0 0/0 3/63 6
Totals 143 (84/59) 3.5/6 0 1/0 6/138 13
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