Stanford's Harrison Phillips expected to start vs. UCLA

ByDavid Lombardi ESPN logo
Sunday, September 25, 2016

Stanforddefensive lineman Harrison Phillips has been fully cleared to play and is expected to start Saturday at UCLA.

"He's good to go," Cardinal coach David Shaw said Thursday. "There are no limitations on him."

Phillips, a junior nose tackle, injured his knee in Stanford's season-opening 26-13 win over Kansas State. The Cardinal initially feared the injury was more serious, so he only missed last week's 27-10 victory over USC. There even seemed to be a chance Phillips would play against the Trojans late in the week, but Shaw ruled him out Friday.

Now, after a productive week of practice, Phillips will be back full-go to anchor No. 7 Stanford's defensive line.

"He hasn't been gone long enough to get out of shape, and he's been doing great work with the training staff," Shaw said. "I'm excited about where he's at."

The Cardinal are healthy at all other positions entering Saturday. Running back Bryce Love returned to action without incident last week.