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

Devon J. Still (born July 11, 1989) is an American football defensive tackle for the Cincinnati Bengals. He played college football for Pennsylvania State University, earning consensus 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 59 tackles, 18 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 Penn State, 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. He graduated with a degree in crime, law, and justice.[8]

Professional career[edit]

At the 2012 NFL Draft, Still was selected in the second round by the Cincinnati Bengals, with the 53rd overall selection. He played two seasons with the team before being cut in late August 2014, prior to the start of the season. The following day, the Bengals re-signed Still to the practice squad to help him pay for his daughter's cancer treatment.[9] On September 10, 2014 it was announced that Still was being moved to active status.[10] In the game that followed, the Bengals' second of the season, he recorded three tackles against the Atlanta Falcons.[11]


Still's cousins, Art Still and Levon Kirkland, also played in the NFL.[7] In June 2014, his daughter, Leah Sari, was diagnosed with cancer.[12]


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