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Name: Darius Stills 
College: West Virginia     Number: 56
Height: 6-1   Weight: 278
Position: DT  Pos2:
Class/Draft Year: Sr/2021

40 Low: 4.92
   40 Time: 4.98
  40 High: 5.05
Projected Round: 5  Stock:    

Combine Invite: Yes
Height: 6004
Weight: 278

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Dates: 03/18/21
Hand: 08 7/8  Arm: 32 1/4
Wingspan: 76 1/2

Height: 6004
Weight: 278
40 Yrd Dash: 4.98
20 Yrd Dash: 2.81
10 Yrd Dash: 1.71
225 Lb. Bench Reps: 23
Vertical Jump: 32 1/2
Broad Jump: 09'02"
20 Yrd Shuttle: 4.49
3-Cone Drill: 7.18

40 Time Range: 4.97-4.98/Projected 4.95/-7 LBs
 

 



 Data Scout Notes: **2020: DLOYC/WCamp2nd/1stC...LottImpactSemifinalist...POutland/PNagurski/PLott/PBednarik...2019: 1stC...1st team All-Big 12, AP 2nd team All-Big 12 w/47 TT, 14.5 TFL, 7 SCK, 2 PBU, 5 QBH, FF, BLK in 11 sts, 12 gms in '19. Was 292 in '18. Backup w/12 TT, 3.5 TFL, SCK, QBH in 12 gms in '18. Backup w/TT in 9 gms in '17.

 Darius Stills, West Virginia, Player News


  As the seventh and final round of the National Football League torture chamber that the league calls its draft began, West Virginia's All-American defensive tackle Darius Stills had had enough sitting around watching and waiting, something he'd done for three days. And so, he took to Twitter. "Ain't No Way All These DTs Better Then Me," he tweeted, adding an emoji with its head tilted laughing. He was right, you know. There was no way that many defensive tackles in the country were better than him. No way half of them were. He was a consensus All-American. He was the defensive lineman of the year in the Big 12. He was a big-time player in a Power 5 conference in the middle of the defensive line that anchored the fourth best defense in the country. And he was passed over for 259 picks. Ludicrous. The funny thing was, they gave him little but positive feedback in their dealings with him. - Charleston Gazette-Mail

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  2020 ALL-BIG 12 CONFERENCE FOOTBALL FIRST TEAM: DL Darius Stills, West Virginia,...Stills is a semifinalist for the 2020 Lott Impact Award, given to college football's top defensive player on and off the field and a semifinalist for the Senior CLASS Award. In his final year, he collected 22 tackles, including 11 solo stops, 3.5 sacks, 7.5 tackles for loss and an interception. He earned the Chuck Bednarik Award, Reese's Senior Bowl and Co-Big 12 Player of the Week (Oct. 6) when he registered four tackles, including three unassisted tackles, 2.5 sacks and 3.5 tackles for loss against Baylor. - West Virginia Football

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  2020 BIG 12 DEFENSIVE LINEMAN OF THE YEAR: Darius Stills, West Virginia, Sr.,..Stills is a semifinalist for the 2020 Lott Impact Award, given to college football's top defensive player on and off the field and a semifinalist for the Senior CLASS Award. In his final year, he collected 22 tackles, including 11 solo stops, 3.5 sacks, 7.5 tackles for loss and an interception. He earned the Chuck Bednarik Award, Reese's Senior Bowl and Co-Big 12 Player of the Week (Oct. 6) when he registered four tackles, including three unassisted tackles, 2.5 sacks and 3.5 tackles for loss against Baylor. - West Virginia Football

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  Darius Stills has announced that he will be declaring for the 2021 NFL Draft. In a post on his Twitter account Saturday afternoon, Stills announced that he will not be taking the extra year of eligibility offered by the NCAA to all players this season and will be entering the upcoming NFL draft. He also announced that he would not skip playing in a bowl game this season if WVU is invited to one. - WVSportsNow

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  2020 LOTT IMPACT TROPHY SEMIFINALIST: Darius Stills, DE, West Virginia,...Stills has started all nine games in 2020 and has registered 22 tackles, including 11 solo stops, 3.5 sacks, 7.5 tackles for loss and an interception. He is currently tied for No. 12 in the Big 12 in sacks and is the No. 2 active player on WVU's roster in career sacks (11.5) and tackles for loss (25.5). - West Virginia Football

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  The clock is ticking for Darius Stills. The Mountaineer senior defensive lineman can count on one hand the number of college football games left in his career … and he'd have a couple fingers unused. It's true that the NCAA is not counting the 2020-21 athletic year against the eligibility for any fall or winter sport student-athletes. So Stills could return next season if he wanted, but it seems clear that his plan is to give pro football a shot when the 2020 campaign comes to a close. He almost declared for the NFL draft last year, but ultimately decided to return to WVU for his senior campaign. It's a decision that has paid handsomely for both Stills and the Mountaineers. The recognition Stills has gotten this year has been wide ranging, starting with being named the Big 12 Preseason Defensive Player of the Year and recently being listed as a finalist for the Senior CLASS Award.

The 6-foot-1, 285-pound senior has three and a half sacks and six and a half tackles for loss through WVU's first eight games this season, to go along with 19 total tackles. Those are numbers any nose tackle would be proud of, but they haven't yet reached last year's 12-game stats when he had 47 tackles, seven sacks and 14.5 TFLs. Of course Stills is the focus of every opposing blocking scheme this year, meaning he's often double-teamed. That has put a crimp in his individual stats, but it's helped the WVU defense overall, allowing linebackers like Tony Fields (79 tackles) to run free and make plays. "I'm doing OK, but I still have a lot I can do. They are scheming off me and Dante [Stills] a lot, so it's kind of difficult at times to make plays," noted Stills, referring to his younger brother who starts beside him at defensive tackle. "Other guys are making plays, though, so that's all that matters." - Charleston Gazette-Mail


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  OCT 5 BIG 12 CO-DEFENSIVE PLAYERS OF THE WEEK: Darius Stills, DL, Sr., West Virginia,...Stills registered a game-high 2.5 sacks and a career-high 3.5 tackles for loss finishing with four tackles in the double-overtime win over Baylor. Over the past two years, he has collected 14 tackles, 6.5 tackles for loss and 5.5 sacks against the Bears. - Big 12 Football

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  2021 SENIOR BOWL WATCH LIST: Darius Stills, West Virginia,...Earned All-Big 12 First Team honors in 2019...Played in 12 games at nose tackle and started 11...Led WVU in tackles for loss (14.5) and tied for the team lead with seven sacks...Finished with 47 tackles for the season, including 28 unassisted tackles, five quarterback hurries, one forced fumble and two pass breakups. - West Virginia Football

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  Along with production on the defensive line, Stills is now taking on an advanced leadership role at a time when leaders on college football teams may be as important as ever. Stills is not only being looked for on-the-field direction, but with the coronavirus still spreading - especially on college campuses - every decision that players make in their everyday lives could potentially be detrimental to their teams. Coach Neal Brown has stressed the importance of making smart decisions away from the field and has also said that the players will largely have to police themselves. That's where leaders like Stills come in.

"It's hard being our age and this stuff happening because during college, you want to experience stuff that's outside of football, but it's all about sacrifice," Stills said. "We're getting to play football and our sacrifice has gotten us to this point. "I've really just kind of had to tell my guys to be careful on the weekends. Whenever we have off days tell them to be careful and make the right decisions, because one night isn't worth the whole season getting canceled or an afternoon isn't worth the season getting canceled. I just try to tell my guys to be careful and make the right decisions. I know you're grown and you're going to do whatever you want regardless, but keep in mind that you're not affecting you, you're affecting your whole team if something bad happens." - Charleston Gazette-Mail


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  West Virginia University football coach Neal Brown has said he wants to stay ahead of the curve when it comes to upcoming name, image and likeness legislation from the NCAA. He'll continue that quest as the Mountaineers are the first football team to use a new program. WVU announced Thursday that it is part of the pilot program for an NIL data services offering from company INFLCR (pronounced "influencer"). Several NCAA teams have signed on to the pilot program, including teams at North Carolina, Kentucky and Marquette, but WVU is the first football team involved. The data services program is the first component of INFLCR's NIL Suite. Brown has a history with INFLCR. When he was at Troy in 2017, his football team became the company's third client. That relationship moved as Brown moved from Troy to WVU. "Our mission is really the 'why' of our program," Brown said in an interview on the INFLCR website, "and that's to serve and develop what we call total Mountaineers. INFLCR has helped us serve and develop our players. - Charleston Gazette-Mail

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  2020 OUTLAND TROPHY PRESEASON WATCH LIST: DT Darius Stills, West Virginia,...Darius Stills, the Big 12 Preseason Defensive Player of the Year and All-American third-team by Phil Steele, was recently named to Athlon Sports', Lindy's and Phil Steele's 2020 All-Big 12 Conference First Teams, as well as the Lott Trophy Award watch list. The 2019 All-Big 12 First Team honoree finished the 2019 season with 47 tackles, a team-leading 14.5 tackles for loss, seven sacks, which tied for the team lead, and five quarterback hurries. - West Virginia Football

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  2020 PRESEASON BEDNARIK AWARD WATCH LIST: DT Darius Stills, West Virginia,...The 2019 All-Big 12 First Team selection finished the 2019 season with 47 tackles, a team-leading 14.5 tackles for loss, seven sacks, which tied for the team lead, and five quarterback hurries. He also had a forced fumble, two pass breakups and a blocked field goal. He tied for No. 2 in the Big 12 with his brother, Dante, in sacks and was No. 5 in the league in tackles for loss. - West Virginia Football

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  2020 BRONKO NAGURSKI TROPHY PRESEASON WATCH LIST: DT Darius Stills, West Virginia,...Stills finished with a season-best 10 tackles and three tackles for loss at Baylor. He also recorded six tackles against James Madison and five each at Kansas State and TCU. He posted two sacks at Missouri and had three tackles for loss against Texas and two at Missouri and against NC State. - West Virginia Football

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  2020 LOTT IMPACT TROPHY PRESEASON WATCH LIST: DARIUS STILLS, West Virginia, DE, 6-1, 282, Fairmont, WV: All Big-12 performer; 47 tackles, 14.5 tackles for loss, seven sacks last season. - Lott Impact Trophy

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  As the 2020 season approaches, Stills will be the face of the WVU program, an NFL draft prospect who will be looked upon as a leader not just of the defense, but of the entire team. He's already leading by example. After seven sacks and 14 1/2 tackles for loss as a junior, every other Big 12 team will have Stills at the top of its game plan. It's a resume that earned him spots on the watch lists for the Bednarik and Lott IMPACT awards, and it is likely he'll see his name on more watch lists in the future.

The rest of the WVU defense needs to follow his lead. West Virginia tied for 73rd in scoring defense (28.8 points allowed per game), finished 69th in rushing defense (159.4 yards allowed per game), and finished 88th in passing defense (239.9 yards allowed per game). Stills and younger brother Dante made up nearly half of the Mountaineers' 33 sacks last season, combining for 14. On top of that, two other key members of last year's defense - defensive backs Keith Washington and Hakeem Bailey - are now on NFL rosters. - Charleston Gazette-Mail


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  The West Virginia University football team earned just one spot on the Big 12 media's preseason all-conference team - but it was a really big spot. On top of being named to the preseason all-conference team, WVU senior defensive lineman Darius Stills was named the Preseason Defensive Player of the Year. The team was selected by Big 12 media members. Stills is the first Mountaineer to earn a preseason player of the year nod since quarterback Will Grier was named the 2018 Preseason Offensive Player of the Year. He is the first WVU defensive player to earn a preseason player of the year selection since the Mountaineers joined the Big 12 for the 2012 season. The Fairmont native and son of former Mountaineer defensive great Gary Stills ended last season in nearly the same place he starts this one. He earned All-Big 12 first-team honors at the end of 2019 after a campaign where he earned a team-best 14 1/2 tackles for loss and tied younger brother Dante Stills for the team lead with seven sacks. Stills also was named to the watch list for the Chuck Bednarik Award, given annually to college football's best defensive player. - Charleston Gazette-Mail

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  West Virginia University football coach Neal Brown is following through on his plan to help his players navigate the NCAA's coming changes in name, image and likeness marketing rules, enlisting the help of a consultant who already has worked with several major Football Bowl Subdivision programs. WVU announced Thursday that the football program will partner with Jeremy Darlow to help players develop their skills in growing their personal brands. Darlow already has worked with programs like Michigan, Notre Dame and Texas A&M, while also helping individual athletes like Lionel Messi and Dale Earnhardt Jr.

Such help is beneficial for the Mountaineers. The NCAA Board of Governors recently endorsed rule changes that will allow student-athletes to seek endorsement opportunities. "Our football players will be learning how to build their own brand from a person who wrote the book on the subject and is an individual who has worked with some of the biggest names in sports and entertainment," Brown said in a news release. "We're excited to provide that level of expertise to our players." - Charleston Gazette-Mail


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  2019 ALL-BIG 12 FOOTBALL FIRST TEAM (COACHES): DL Darius Stills, West Virginia,...The Stills brothers, Darius and Dante, were probably the most disruptive brother tandem this conference has seen since the Selmon brothers terrorized Big 8 teams in the mid-1970s at Oklahoma. Darius produced seven sacks, 14 1/2 tackles for losses and 47 total tackles during a breakout junior season in Vic Koenning's new 4-2-5 defensive scheme. Previously, Darius spent two years playing in West Virginia's 3-3 stack system that was more beneficial statistically to second-and third-level players. The Mountaineers finished second in the Big 12 and 27th nationally with 33 sacks. Darius and Dante will be the cornerstones of West Virginia's 2020 defense, and both should garner All-America consideration next summer. - West Virginia Football

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  The Stills family is once again creating problems on defense at West Virginia. Linemen Dante Stills and his older brother, Darius, are among the Big 12's sack leaders and they'll look to cause more disruption when Sam Ehlinger and No. 11 Texas take on the Mountaineers on Saturday. Their father is former all-Big East and NFL Pro Bowl linebacker Gary Stills, who played at West Virginia from 1996 to 1998. The elder Stills had 26 career sacks, tied for the second most in school history. He had 12 in 1997, including four in one game against Marshall. His sons have a long way to go before catching him. At least they're making a dent.

"It's very special because it's very rare you get to play with your brother at this high of a level," Darius Stills said. "Whenever I see him make a play I get excited and vice versa. It's surreal, honestly." Dante Stills, a 6-foot-3, 303-pound sophomore, has started the last two games and has four sacks, one more than he had all of last season in a backup role. Darius Stills blocked a field goal in the opener against James Madison. He has three sacks and three starts this season. The junior, who is 2 inches shorter and 10 pounds lighter, wasn't as heavily recruited as his younger brother out of Fairmont Senior High School, about 15 minutes from West Virginia's campus. Dante Stills received scholarship offers from West Virginia and other schools as a high school sophomore, but the Mountaineers didn't go after Darius until late, and that was after he'd already committed to Rutgers, believing an offer from West Virginia would never come. - AP College Football


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