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Philip Gregory Humber (born December 21, 1982 in Nacogdoches, Texas) is a Major League Baseball pitcher for the Chicago White Sox.

Humber attended Carthage High School in Carthage, Texas. Humber was drafted by the New York Yankees in the 29th round of the 2001 Major League Baseball Draft, but he did not sign, choosing instead to attend Rice University.

Humber was a dominant pitcher during his three college seasons for the Rice Owls baseball team, stepping into the nationally-ranked Owls' starting rotation as a freshman. Humber finished his freshman season in 2002 with an 11-1 record, a 2.78 earned run average and a Western Athletic Conference leading 130 strikeouts, earning National Freshman Player of the Year honors from Collegiate Baseball and All-America honors from several publications.

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