Gary Stills

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Gary Stills
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Stills while with the Baltimore Ravens in 2007.
No. 56, 55
Position: Linebacker
Personal information
Date of birth: (1974-07-11) July 11, 1974 (age 42)
Place of birth: Trenton, New Jersey
Height: 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Weight: 250 lb (113 kg)
Career information
High school: Valley Forge (PA) Military
College: West Virginia
NFL Draft: 1999 / Round: 3 / Pick: 75
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Tackles: 190
Quarterback sacks: 8.5
Forced fumbles: 6
Player stats at NFL.com

Gary Stills (born July 11, 1974) is a former American football linebacker who played nine seasons in the National Football League (NFL). He played college football for West Virginia University. He was drafted by the Kansas City Chiefs in the third round of the 1999 NFL Draft, and also played for the Baltimore Ravens, St. Louis Rams and Las Vegas Locomotives.

Early years[edit]

Stills attended Valley Forge Military Academy, where as a senior he registered 162 tackles with 7.5 sacks.

College career[edit]

Stills played college football at West Virginia University. During his career, he finished with 159 tackles and 26 sacks. He majored in sports management.

Stills best season was in 1997. As a junior, Stills finished the year with 12 sacks. In the season opener against Marshall, Stills had a school-record 4 sacks. He finished the year with 67 total tackles while earning all-Big East honors.

Professional career[edit]

Kansas City Chiefs[edit]

Stills was selected by the Kansas City Chiefs in the third round (75th overall) in the 1999 NFL Draft. In his rookie year, Stills only played in two games and was inactive for the other 14. In 2000, he played 11 games on special teams and finished the year with ten tackles. The following year, he posted 15 tackles and also had a period in NFL Europe, playing for the Frankfurt Galaxy. In 2002, he played in all 16 games and finished the campaign with a career high 44 tackles and two sacks. 2003 was another solid year for Stills who recorded 38 tackles and a career high three sacks. He was selected to his first Pro Bowl. In 2004, he played in 16 games making 30 tackles and 2.5 sacks. In his final year with the Chiefs, Stills recorded 19 tackles. He was known for his tremendous special teams play, and his famous celebration in which he "punches the ground" after he would tackle a returner. However, the Chiefs later released Stills. [1]

Stills (56) playing against the Pittsburgh Steelers in 2006.

Baltimore Ravens[edit]

Stills signed with the Baltimore Ravens before the 2006 season. In his first year with the franchise, he played in 16 games and recorded a team record 44 special teams tackles. In 2007, he again played in 16 games and finished the season with 15 tackles and one sack. He was released from the Ravens on August 30, 2008 during final cuts.

St. Louis Rams[edit]

Two days after being let go by the Ravens, Stills was signed by the St. Louis Rams on September 1, 2008. [2]

Las Vegas Locomotives[edit]

Stills was drafted by the Las Vegas Locomotives on June 18, 2009.

NFL stats[edit]

Season Team Games Combined Tackles Tackles Assisted Tackles Sacks Forced Fumbles Fumble Recoveries
1999 KC 2 0 0 0 0.0 0 0
2000 KC 12 0 0 0 0.0 0 1
2001 KC 10 15 14 1 0.0 0 1
2002 KC 16 43 38 5 2.0 1 1
2003 KC 16 35 35 0 3.0 3 2
2004 KC 16 29 26 3 2.5 0 2
2005 KC 16 19 14 5 0.0 0 1
2006 BAL 16 26 24 2 0.0 1 1
2007 BAL 16 16 16 0 1.0 1 0
2008 STL 14 8 7 1 0.0 0 1
Career 134 191 174 17 8.5 6 10

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Gary Stills Let Go By The Chiefs-Scout.com Retrieved 24 August 2012.
  2. ^ St. Louis Rams Sign Gary Stills Retrieved 24 August 2012.
  3. ^ "Gary Stills stats". ESPN. ESPN. Retrieved 18 June 2014. 

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