Philpot started his career with the BC Lions in 1993 and played five seasons them. In his rookie season, Philpot was used mainly as a kick return, leading the CFL in kickoff return yards with 1006, including one for a 91 yard TD return. Philpot got a shot at running back full time in 1994 and reeled off three straight one thousand yard seasons rushing with 1451, 1306 and 1024 yards. His 1995 season of 1306 plus 41 catches for 542 yards earned Philpot Northern All-Star honours (this was during the US expansion with a North / South division split instead of the traditional East / West). Philpot was used sparingly in 1997, despite playing in 14 games, he had only 68 carries for 304 yards. Philpot was released by bC in June of 1998. Saskatchewan signed Philpot to their practice roster for about a month in September of 1998, but he saw no action with them. Winnipeg signed Philpot as a free agent in March of 1999 and he played two seasons with the Bombers, mainly as a back-up running back. Philpot finishes his CFL career with 5213 yards rushing.
Philpot complete one pass in one attempt for 5 yards and a TD in 1994.
Philpot had one punt for 49 yards in 1996.