The Kansas City Chiefs announced on Thursday that the club has signed defensive back Phillip Gaines. Gaines was the team’s third-round pick in the 2014 NFL Draft (87th overall). He became the third of Kansas City’s six selections in the draft to sign with the club.
Gaines (6-1, 185) played in 52 games (40 starts) as a cornerback at Rice University. His career numbers as an Owl include 175 tackles (134 solo), 2.0 sacks (-25 yards), three fumble recoveries and one forced fumble. He intercepted four passes and notched a school record 38 passes defensed. Gaines earned All-Conference USA honors twice and served as a team captain for the Owls his final two seasons. Prior to attending Rice, Gaines prepped at Converse Judson High School in Converse, Texas, where he also served on the school’s track team.