Gary Stills

Gary Stills
Stills while with the Baltimore Ravens in 2007.
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Position: Linebacker
Personal information
Born: (1974-07-11) July 11, 1974
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

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

College career

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

Kansas City Chiefs

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]

Baltimore Ravens

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

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

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

NFL statistics

SeasonTeamGamesCombined TacklesTacklesAssisted TacklesSacksForced FumblesFumble Recoveries
1999KC20000.000
2000KC120000.001
2001KC10151410.001
2002KC16433852.011
2003KC16353503.032
2004KC16292632.502
2005KC16191450.001
2006BAL16262420.011
2007BAL16161601.010
2008STL148710.001
Career134191174178.5610

[3]

References

  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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