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Kenneth Lee Stills Sr. (born September 6, 1963 in Oceanside, California) is a former American football safety in the National Football League.

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Personal information
Born: (1963-09-06) September 6, 1963 (age 56)
Oceanside, California
Career information
High school:Oceanside (CA) El Camino
NFL Draft:1985 / Round: 8 / Pick: 209
Career history
Career NFL statistics
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Stills was originally drafted by the Green Bay Packers in the eighth round of the 1985 NFL Draft. He played college football at Wisconsin. His first start in the NFL came against the Chicago Bears, the Packers' most hated rivals during the 1980s, and he memorably cost his team a 15-yard penalty for shoving Matt Suhey at the line of scrimmage. Stills also played for the Minnesota Vikings for one season before retiring.

He was a former head coach for the River City Rage of the United Indoor Football and running backs coach for the Los Angeles Xtreme of the XFL.[1][2]

Stills is currently the running backs coach at IMG Academy.

Like many former NFL players of the 1980s, Stills lives with the physical effects from playing in an era which emphasized defense and had far fewer limitations on tackling. Nearly twenty years after retiring from the NFL, he suffered five slipped disks in his spine, causing his left hand to be permanently numb.[3]

Stills has four children from two marriages. His older son Kenny played collegiately for Oklahoma,[4] was drafted by the New Orleans Saints in the 2013 NFL Draft, and currently plays for the Houston Texans.


  1. ^ "OU receiver Kenny Stills practices what he preaches". Retrieved 15 October 2014.
  2. ^ "Football Operations". Retrieved 15 October 2014.
  3. ^ Dunne, Tyler (September 23, 2014). "Post-NFL pain has hit Kenny Stills hard". Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.
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