|No. 12 – Houston Texans|
|Born:||April 22, 1992|
Eden Prairie, Minnesota
|Height:||6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)|
|Weight:||202 lb (92 kg)|
|High school:||La Costa Canyon|
|NFL Draft:||2013 / Round: 5 / Pick: 144|
|Career NFL statistics as of 2018|
Kenneth Lee Stills Jr. (born April 22, 1992) is an American football wide receiver for the Houston Texans 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.
Stills attended La Costa Canyon High School in Carlsbad, California, where he was a three-sport star in football, basketball, and track. 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.
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).
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. 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. After the 2012 season, Stills decided to forgo his final year of college eligibility and enter the NFL Draft.
|Ht||Wt||Arm length||Hand size||40-yard dash||10-yd split||20-yd split||20-ss||3-cone||Vert jump||Broad||BP|
|6 ft 0 1⁄2 in
|30 1⁄2 in
|4.38 s||1.54 s||2.49 s||4.13 s||7.13 s||33.5 in
|10 ft 4 in
|All values from University of Oklahoma Pro Day.|
New Orleans Saints
Throughout training camp, Stills competed against Joe Morgan, Nick Toon, and Andy Tanner to be the third wide receiver on the Saints’ depth chart. 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.
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. 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. 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.
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. 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.
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, 30-20.
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. 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. Overall, he finished the 2018 season with 37 receptions for 553 yards and six touchdowns.
On August 31, 2019, the Miami Dolphins traded Stills, Laremy Tunsil, and a fourth-round pick to the Houston Texans in exchange for two first-round picks, a second-round pick, Johnson Bademosi, and Julien Davenport. Stills made his debut with the Texans in week 1 against his former team, the New Orleans Saints. In the game, Stills caught 3 passes for 37 yards and a touchdown in the 30-28 loss.
- Regular season
Stills is the son of Annette Delao and Ken Stills, who played in the National Football League from 1985 to 1990. His uncle, Gary Stills, also played in the NFL, as a linebacker from 1999 to 2008.
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