Senior Staff Writerdied in a single car crash near LaGrange, Georgia early Sunday morning. Easily one of the fan favorites from the 2010 National Championship, he is best described as, “a great player and competitor." He was “a great teammate and friend off the field,” is what his Auburn Head Coach Gus Malzahn had to say about his former tight end. Coach Malzahn also released this in a statement, “This is a sad day for the entire Auburn family. I find peace knowing that even though Philip was taken from us too soon, that he lived his life to the fullest, leaving a lifetime of great memories for his family and friends to cherish forever." fatal accident. Some may remember that Philip scored the game-preserving touchdown in the National Championship game against Alabama. In a different statement, Auburn athletic director Jay Jacobs said, “He had a strong faith, a big heart and a burning desire to help others. Philip was a bright light this world desperately needed, and his death leaves a void that can't possibly be filled."