Devon Still

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Devon Still
No. 75     Cincinnati Bengals
Defensive tackle
Personal information
Date of birth: (1989-07-11) July 11, 1989 (age 25)
Place of birth: Camden, New Jersey
Height: 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) Weight: 305 lb (138 kg)
Career information
High school: Wilmington (DE) Howard
College: Penn State
NFL Draft: 2012 / Round: 2 / Pick: 53
Debuted in 2012 for the Cincinnati Bengals
Career history
Roster status: Active
Career highlights and awards
  • Consensus All-American (2011)
  • Big Ten Defensive Player of the Year (2011)
  • Big Ten Defensive Lineman of the Year (2011)
  • First-team All-Big Ten (2011)
Career NFL statistics as of Week 17, 2013
Tackles 21
Sacks 0.5
Forced fumbles 1
Stats at NFL.com

Devon J. Still (born July 11, 1989) is an American football defensive tackle for the Cincinnati Bengals of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football for Pennsylvania State University, and received All-American honors. He was considered one of the best defensive tackle prospects, and was selected by the Bengals in the second round of the 2012 NFL Draft.[1]

Early years[edit]

Still was born in Camden, New Jersey. He attended Howard High School of Technology in Wilmington, Delaware, where he was a standout lineman for the Howard Wildcats high school football team. Still was a team captain during his senior season, recorded fifty-nine tackles, eighteen of them for a loss, and was recognized as the Lineman-of-the-Year by the Delaware Interscholastic Coaches Association. He also was a member of the Howard Wildcats basketball and track and field teams.[2]

College career[edit]

Still attended Pennsylvania State University, where he played for coach Joe Paterno's Penn State Nittany Lions football team from 2008 to 2011.[2] He was named the 2011 Big Ten Defensive Player of the Year, becoming only the second defensive tackle to win the award (along with former teammate, Jared Odrick).[3] He was also named Big Ten Defensive Lineman of the Year,[4] consensus All-Big Ten,[4] and to 10 first team All-American teams.[5] He was a finalist for both the Outland and Bednarik awards.[6] Still was elected a team captain for the Nittany Lions as a senior in 2011.[7] He is a charter member of the Eta Alpha chapter of Iota Phi Theta Fraternity, Inc.

Professional career[edit]

At the 2012 NFL Draft, Still was selected in the second round by the Cincinnati Bengals, with the 53rd overall selection.

Personal[edit]

Still's cousins, Art Still and Levon Kirkland, also played in the NFL.[7] In June 2014, his daughter, Leshari, was diagnosed with cancer.[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ NFL Draft Scout
  2. ^ a b GoPSUsports.com, Football History, 2011 Roster, Devon Still. Retrieved April 29, 2012.
  3. ^ "Penn State's Devon Still named Big Ten's defensive player of the year". Associated Press. November 30, 2011. Retrieved November 30, 2011. 
  4. ^ a b Flounders, Bob (November 28, 2011). "Penn State defensive lineman Devon Still, linebacker Gerald Hodges named first-team All-Big Ten". Harrisburg Patriot-News. Retrieved November 30, 2011. 
  5. ^ "Still Earns Sporting News First-Team All-America Honors". Penn State Intercollegiate Athletics. 2011-12-15. 
  6. ^ "Still Named Bednarik Award and Outland Trophy Finalist". Penn State Intercollegiate Athletics. 2011-11-21. 
  7. ^ a b Musselman, Ron (2011-09-15). "Lineman Still enjoys being disruptive force on defense". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. 
  8. ^ "Devon Still: Cincinnati Bengals defensive tackle says his daughter has cancer". WCPO - Cincinnati. 

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