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Terry Deleon Killens (born March 24, 1974 in Cincinnati, Ohio) is a former professional American football player who played linebacker for seven seasons for the Houston Oilers/Tennessee Titans, the San Francisco 49ers, and the Seattle Seahawks. In 1999, the Titans made it to Super Bowl XXXIV in which Killens appeared as a substitute,[1] however they lost to the Kurt Warner-led St. Louis Rams.

Terry Killens
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Personal information
Born: (1974-03-24) March 24, 1974 (age 45)
Cincinnati, Ohio
Career information
High school:Cincinnati (OH) Purcell Marian
College:Penn State
NFL Draft:1996 / Round: 3 / Pick: 74
Career history
Career NFL statistics
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Killens has been a football official since at least 2013, working in the American Athletic Conference.[2] As of March 2019, Killens is also an official in the Alliance of American Football, working as an umpire on the crew led by referee Tra Blake.[2]

It was announced in April 2019 that Killens would be joining the NFL officiating staff for the 2019 season. Killens will work at the umpire position, as he did in the American Athletic Conference and Alliance of American Football.[3][4]

Killens has four children.[citation needed]


  1. ^ "Super Bowl XXXIV Team Rosters". Retrieved 13 April 2012.
  2. ^ a b Austro, Ben (February 7, 2019). "Officiating crews for the 2019 AAF season". Retrieved March 16, 2019.
  3. ^ Filipe, Cameron (2019-04-17). "6 officials join the NFL officiating roster for the 2019 season". Football Zebras. Retrieved 2019-04-22.
  4. ^ "Two former NFL players discuss path to becoming referees". NFL. 2019-05-17. Retrieved 2019-05-19.