Former Indiana WR Whop Philyor turning heads with impressive TD catch in Vikings camp
He may have gone unselected in the 2021 National Football League Draft, but former Indiana Hoosier Whop Philyor is making plays at Minnesota Vikings training camp.
— Minnesota Vikings (@Vikings) August 3, 2021
A 247Sports Composite three-star recruit out of Henry B. Plant High School in Tampa, Florida in the 2017 class, Philyor caught 180 passes for 2,067 yards and 12 touchdowns during his four years in Bloomington.
The 180 receptions are fourth-most in school history, while the 2,067 yards are the ninth-most a Hoosier has even recorded.
Despite the 2020 campaign being limited to eight games for Indiana, Philyor established himself as one of the Big Ten’s best wide receivers, leading the conference with 54 catches and slotting in ninth with 495 yards.
Minnesota’s wideout depth chart is led by Minnesota State Maverick Adam Thielen and LSU Tiger Justin Jefferson, with North Illinois Husky Chad Beebe and Oklahoma Sooner Dede Westbrook also in the mix, but Philyor will nab the eye of his coaches and teammates if he keeps hauling in footballs like this.
The Vikings’ wide receiver corps did take a hit when Colorado State Ram Bisi Johnson tore his right ACL during a July 30 practice, perhaps affording Philyor more opportunities.