Jordan Phillips was born in Towanda, Kansas on September 21, 1992. He was the second round, the 52nd overall pick of the Miami Dolphins in the 2015 NFL Draft. He signed a four-year contract with the Dolphins but he was waived by the team in 2018, and the Buffalo Bills acquired him.
Phillips wears the No. 97 jersey of the Bills and takes over the defensive tackle position. He went to the University of Oklahoma in college where he was redshirted as a freshman. He entered the National Football League Draft during his junior reason. He was named second-team All-Big 12 in 2014. He went to Circle High School in Towanda, Kansas. Rivals.com rated him as a four-star recruit while Scout.com gave him five stars.