Life in Saskatchewan
Saskatchewan Roughrider 1977-1978 Returned to Saskatchewan 1979
Born Providence Rhode Island, USA – September 1949
Phil attended high school in Providence Rhode Island, and college at Arizona State and Idaho State, where he played Wide Receiver and ran track with Wilma Rudolf and Jimmy Hines.
Phil enjoyed an 8-year career in professional football playing for the NFL and CFL with the Oakland Raiders, Montreal Alouettes, Edmonton Eskimos and finally as a Defensive Back for the Saskatchewan Roughriders in 1977 - 1978 before his retirement.
His career accomplishments include:
1974 – Eastern All-Star Team and Grey Cup Ring with Montreal Alouettes
1975 – Grey Cup with Montreal Alouettes
1976 – Eastern All-Star Team with Alouettes
1977 – Eastern All-Star Team and Grey Cup Ring with Montreal Alouettes
After football, Phil returned to his home state of Rhode Island, and then decided to move his family back to Canada and make Regina their home.
In semi-retirement he sparked his love of painting both residential and commercial and owns and operates Philly’s Painting in Regina.
Phil has 4 daughters, 4 grandchildren and one step-son. Phil and his wife Joan are happily enjoying their semi-retirement in Saskatchewan.
Phil has been a SACHM board member since 2011.