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Kenneth Lee Stills Jr. (born April 22, 1992) is an American football wide receiver for the Miami Dolphins of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Oklahoma. He was drafted by the New Orleans Saints in the fifth round of the 2013 NFL Draft.

Kenny Stills
No. 10 – Miami Dolphins
Position:Wide receiver
Personal information
Born: (1992-04-22) April 22, 1992 (age 27)
Eden Prairie, Minnesota
Height:6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Weight:202 lb (92 kg)
Career information
High school:La Costa Canyon
(Carlsbad, California)
College:Oklahoma
NFL Draft:2013 / Round: 5 / Pick: 144
Career history
Roster status:Active
Career NFL statistics as of 2018
Receptions:259
Receiving yards:4,138
Receiving touchdowns:32
Player stats at NFL.com

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Early yearsEdit

Stills attended La Costa Canyon High School in Carlsbad, California, where he was a three-sport star in football, basketball, and track.[1] In his sophomore year, he had 30 catches for 627 yards and six touchdowns. As a junior, he snatched 62 passes for 1,500 yards and 17 touchdowns. As a senior in 2009, he was named CIF first-team at wide receiver after hauling in 45 receptions for 914 yards and 10 touchdowns. His career totals of 3,041 yards receiving established a San Diego area career-record.[2]

Also a standout track & field athlete, Stills competed as a sprinter. At the 2009 Avocado League Finals, he earned third-place finishes in both the 100-meter dash (10.84 s) and 200-meter dash (21.76 s).[3]

College careerEdit

Stills attended the University of Oklahoma, where he played for coach Bob Stoops's Oklahoma Sooners football team from 2010 to 2012. He started all 14 games for the Sooners as a true freshman in 2010. He set school records for receptions and receiving yards for a freshman with 61 for 786 yards and five touchdowns.[4] In the 2011 season, he had 61 receptions for 849 yards and eight touchdowns. In 2012, he had 82 catches for 959 yards and 11 touchdowns. Overall, in his three years at Oklahoma, he had 204 receptions for 2594 yards and 24 touchdowns.[5] After the 2012 season, Stills decided to forgo his final year of college eligibility and enter the NFL Draft.[6]

Professional careerEdit

Pre-draft measurables
Ht Wt 40-yard dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert jump Broad BP
6 ft 0 in
(1.83 m)
194 lb
(88 kg)
4.38 s 1.54 s 2.49 s 4.13 s 7.13 s 33.5 in
(0.85 m)
10 ft 4 in
(3.15 m)
16 reps
All values from University of Oklahoma Pro Day.[7]

New Orleans SaintsEdit

The New Orleans Saints selected Stills in the fifth round (144th overall) of the 2013 NFL Draft. Stills was the 16th wide receiver drafted in 2013.[8]

On May 10, 2013, the New Orleans Saints signed Stills to a four-year, $2.35 million contract that includes a signing bonus of $194,452.[9]

Throughout training camp, Stills competed against Joe Morgan, Nick Toon, and Andy Tanner to be the third wide receiver on the Saints’ depth chart.[10] Head coach Sean Payton named Stills the fourth wide receiver on the depth chart to begin the regular season, behind Marques Colston, Lance Moore, and Nick Toon.[11][12]

He made his professional regular season debut in the New Orleans Saints’ season-opener against the Atlanta Falcons and caught two passes for 86-yards during their 23-17 victory. In Week 2, Stills earned his first career start and caught a ten-yard pass during a 16-14 win at the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. On October 13, 2013, Stills made three catches for 64 receiving yards and caught his first touchdown reception during the Saints’ 30-27 loss at the New England Patriots in Week 6. Stills caught a 34-yard touchdown pass from Saints’ quarterback Drew Brees during the fourth quarter.[13] On October 27, 2013, Stills made three receptions for a season-high 129 receiving yards and caught two touchdown passes as the Saints defeated the Buffalo Bills 35-17 in Week 8.[14] In Week 15, he caught a season-high four passes for 47 receiving yards in a 27-16 loss at the St. Louis Rams. He finished his rookie season in 2013 with 32 receptions for 641 receiving yards and five touchdowns in 16 games and ten starts.[15]

Miami DolphinsEdit

On March 13, 2015, Stills was traded to the Miami Dolphins in exchange for linebacker Dannell Ellerbe and a third round pick in the 2015 NFL Draft.[16] In 2016, he started all 16 regular season games recording 42 receptions for 726 yards and nine touchdowns.

On March 8, 2017, Stills signed a four-year, $32 million contract extension with the Dolphins.[17]

On October 22, 2017, during Week 7 against the New York Jets, Stills made a miraculous catch where the ball ricocheted between him and a defender, and came back to Stills for the catch. He finished the game with 85 receiving yards and 2 touchdowns as the Dolphins won by a score of 31–28. On November 19, 2017, during Week 11 against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Stills finished with 180 receiving yards and a touchdown, but the Dolphins lost 20-30.

In the 2018 season opener against the Tennessee Titans, Stills had four receptions for 106 yards and two touchdowns, including a 75-yard reception, in the 27–20 victory.[18] In Week 14, against the New England Patriots, he had eight receptions for 135 yards and a touchdown in the "Miracle in Miami" game. Trailing by five points with seven seconds to go, the Dolphins had the ball at their own 31-yard line. Quarterback Ryan Tannehill threw a pass over the middle that was caught by Stills, who lateraled the ball to the right side of the field that was caught by DeVante Parker at midfield. Parker then tossed the ball to running back Kenyan Drake, who ran the ball 52 yards for a touchdown to win the game by a score of 34–33.[19] Overall, he finished the 2018 season with 37 receptions for 553 yards and six touchdowns.[20]

Career statisticsEdit

Regular season
Year Team Games Receiving Rushing Fumbles
G GS Rec Yds Avg Lng TD Att Yds Avg Lng TD Fum Lost
2013 NO 16 10 32 641 20.0 76T 5 3 10 3.3 4 0 0 0
2014 NO 15 7 63 931 14.8 69T 3 1 -2 -2.0 -2 0 1 0
2015 MIA 16 8 27 440 16.3 47T 3 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0
2016 MIA 16 16 42 726 17.3 74T 9 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0
2017 MIA 16 16 58 847 14.6 61T 6 0 0 0.0 0 0 4 2
Career 79 57 222 3,585 16.1 76T 26 4 8 2.0 4 0 5 2

[21][22]

Personal lifeEdit

Stills is the son of Annette Delao[23] and Ken Stills, who played in the National Football League from 1985 to 1990.[24] His uncle, Gary Stills, also played in the NFL, as a linebacker from 1999 to 2008.[25]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "San Diego wide receiver Kenny Stills added to 2010 OU class". NewsOK.com. February 5, 2010. Retrieved October 2, 2018.
  2. ^ "New Orleans Saints: Kenny Stills".
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on August 10, 2014. Retrieved August 31, 2016.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  4. ^ World, Tulsa. "Sportsextra". Tulsa World.
  5. ^ "Kenny Stills". ESPN.com.
  6. ^ "Oklahoma's Jefferson, Stills to enter NFL draft", Associated Press at SI.com, January 7, 2013.
  7. ^ "Latavius Murray - Central Florida, RB : 2013 NFL Draft Scout Player Profile". www.nfldraftscout.com.
  8. ^ "2013 NFL Draft Listing". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved October 2, 2018.
  9. ^ Hogan, Nakia (May 13, 2013). "New Orleans Saints draft picks contract numbers are in, according to report". Nola.com. Retrieved January 28, 2019.
  10. ^ "New Orleans Saints Roster 2013: Wide Receiver/Tight End Preview". canalstreetchronicles.com. July 28, 2013. Retrieved January 28, 2019.
  11. ^ "New Orleans Saints' Roster 2013: Latest Cuts, Depth Charts and Analysis". bleacherreport.com. August 27, 2013. Retrieved January 28, 2019.
  12. ^ "Ourlads.com: New Orleans Saints Depth Chart: 09/05/2013". Ourlads.com. Retrieved January 28, 2019.
  13. ^ "New Orleans Saints at New England Patriots - October 13th, 2013". pro-football-reference.com. Retrieved January 28, 2019.
  14. ^ "Buffalo Bills at New Orleans Saints - October 27th, 2013". pro-football-reference.com. Retrieved January 28, 2019.
  15. ^ "NFL Player stats: Kenny Stills (career)". NFL.com. Retrieved January 28, 2019.
  16. ^ Patra, Kevin. "Saints trading WR Kenny Stills to Dolphins". NFL.com. Retrieved March 13, 2015.
  17. ^ Wesseling, Chris (March 8, 2017). "Dolphins re-signing Kenny Stills to $32 million deal". NFL.com.
  18. ^ "Dolphins' Kenny Stills: Scores two Week 1 touchdowns". CBSSports.com. Retrieved October 2, 2018.
  19. ^ "Kenny Stills prayed for his shot at redemption. He got it with role in 'Miami Miracle'". miamiherald. Retrieved January 29, 2019.
  20. ^ "Kenny Stills 2018 Game Log". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved January 29, 2019.
  21. ^ "Kenny Stills Stats". Pro Football Reference. Sports-Reference. Retrieved January 20, 2017.
  22. ^ "Kenny Stills, WR for the Miami Dolphins at NFL.com". NFL.com. Retrieved January 20, 2018.
  23. ^ Jenni Carlson, "OU's Kenny Stills ready for opportunity to fill Ryan Broyles' shoes", The Oklahoman, November 17, 2011.
  24. ^ Zieralski, Ed. "Dad's special view from the stands".
  25. ^ Terrance Harris, "Father knows best for Saints rookie receiver Kenny Stills", The Times-Picayune, May 9, 2013.

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