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Phillippi Sparks

Born: Apr 15, 1969

Birthplace: Oklahoma City

Profession: American football player

Nationality: United States

Phillippi Sparks

Date of Birth : Apr 15, 1969
Birth Place : Oklahoma City

Phillippi Dwain Sparks is a former American football player in the National Football League. Sparks graduated from Maryvale High School in Phoenix, Arizona, in 1987. He then attended and played football for Glendale Community College in Glendale, Arizona, from 1987 through 1989. Sparks played a key role on Glendale Community College's 1988 National Junior College Athletic Association national championship football team. He then attended Arizona State University, where he was a member of the Sigma Chi fraternity. He was drafted by the New York Giants as the 13th pick in the second round of the 1992 NFL Draft. He played left cornerback opposite Jason Sehorn for six years and formed a talented defensive backfield tandem. He played for the Giants until 1999. In 2000, he was signed by the Dallas Cowboys. Sparks announced his retirement on August 28, 2001, having played for nine seasons. He now resides in New York City. His ex-wife, Jodi Sparks, is an entrepreneur. He is the father of son Phillippi Jr. and daughter Jordin, Grammy-nominated pop singer and the winner of the sixth season of American Idol in 2007.


  • American football player

Also known as

  • Phillippi Dwain Sparks


  • Jodi Sparks


  • Jordin Sparks
  • P.J. Sparks
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