"From Oklahoma State, he was a first round draft pick of the Bills. He is rated better than ex-teammate Jim White, who was a first round choice last year."
-John Devaney, Schenley Pro Football Guide 1977
"A two-time All-Big Eight defensive lineman, as a sophomore and a senior, Dokes totalled 214 tackles in three years (87 solo and 127 assists). He had 11 quarterback sacks in 1975 alone and nine career fumble recoveries.
His honors include: Outstanding Defensive Player in the 1974 Fiesta Bowl, Big Eight Academic Team (1975), Football News Third Team All-America, NEA Second Team and UPI Honorable Mention.
Phil was High School Athlete of the Year in Arkansas."
-Buffalo Bills 1977 Press-Radio-TV Yearbook