Plane crash victim had IU ties

August 11, 2010

A plane crash in Alaska that killed former U.S. Sen. Ted Stevens (R-Alaska) also claimed the life of the father of Indiana University football player Paul Phillips, a freshman tight end from Damestown, Md. Bill Phillips Sr., who played football for the University of Evansville from 1972-1976, was aboard the plane that went down late Monday. Paul’s brother Wally Phillips and former NASA administrator Sean O'Keefe survived the crash.