Stills, the club’s fifth round draft pick in 2013, contributed with several big plays for the Saints in his rookie season. He appeared in all 16 games with 10 starts and recorded 32 receptions for 641 yards (20.0 avg.) with five touchdowns. His 20.0 receiving average ranked first in the NFL and third in club record books, first among Saints rookies all-time.
NFL CAREER – Stills, the club’s fifth round draft pick in 2013, contributed with several big plays for the Saints in his rookie season. He appeared in all 16 games with 10 starts and recorded 32 receptions for 641 yards (20.0 avg.) with five touchdowns. His 20.0 receiving average ranked first in the NFL and third in club record books, first among Saints rookies all-time.
CAREER TRANSACTIONS –Signed to four-year contract with New Orleans, 5/9/13; Chosen by New Orleans Saints in the fifth round (144th overall) of the 2013 NFL Draft.
2013 – Played in all 16 games with 10 starts. Recorded 32 receptions for 641 yards (20.0 avg.) with five touchdowns, ranked first in the NFL in receiving average, the highest figure by a Saints rookie all-time. Started both postseason games and recorded three receptions for 35 yards in NFC Wild Card Playoff at Philadelphia, 1/4/14…Made NFL debut in opener vs. Atlanta, Sept. 8, and recorded two receptions for 86 yards, including a 67-yard reception, the longest by a Saints rookie in his debut…Started at New England, Oct. 13, and recorded three receptions for 64 yards (21.3 avg.) and a 34-yard touchdown…Started vs. Buffalo, Oct. 27, and caught three passes for career-high 129 yards and two touchdowns, including a 69-yard score. Stills’ 43.0 yards per catch average ranked fourth in club record books (min. 3 rec.). First Saints rookie to score a touchdown in back-to-back games since Mark Ingram in 2011…Vs. Dallas, Nov. 10, finished with three receptions for 75 yards and one touchdown on a 52-yard reception…Had a career-long 76-yard touchdown in the regular season finale vs. Tampa Bay, Dec. 29.
COLLEGE – Left Oklahoma ranked fourth in school record books in receiving with 204 receptions for 2,594 yards (12.3 avg.) and 24 touchdowns. His yardage total ranked third in OU history upon departure, while his touchdown grab number ranked fifth…A unanimous All-Big 12 second-team selection, Stills shifted to split end as a junior, opening all 13 games and leading the team with a career-high 82 receptions for 959 yards (11.7 avg.) and 11 touchdowns, adding 22 yards on two carries. Reception total ranked fifth on school season-record list. Reached the 100-yards receiving mark in three contests, while recording at least six receptions in 10 games…Named All-Big 12 Conference second-team by league’s coaches and honorable mention by the AP as a sophomore, as he started 11 games at flanker and finished second on team and sixth in league in receiving with 61 receptions for 848 yards (13.9 avg.) and eight touchdowns. Gained over 100 yards in three contests and at least seven receptions in four games...Named Freshman All-American first-team by The NFL Draft Report and Phil Steele as he set Sooners freshman records for catches and yardage, starting 14 games at flanker and finishing third on the team with 61 catches for 786 yards (12.9 avg.) and five touchdowns. Also gained 16 yards on a punt return and recorded a solo tackle…Communications major with an emphasis in broadcasting and electronic media.
PERSONAL – A five-star recruit by Scout.com coming out of La Costa Canyon (Carlsbad, Calif.) HS, where his career totals of 3,041 yards receiving established a San Diego area career-record…As a senior in 2009, the All-CIF first-team choice hauled in 45 receptions for 914 yards and 10 touchdowns…As a junior in 2008, snatched 62 passes for 1,500 yards and 17 touchdowns…Father, Ken, is a former safety who starred for Green Bay from 1985-89 and closed out his career with Minnesota in 1990…His uncle, Gary, was a standout linebacker at West Virginia and was drafted by Kansas City in the third round of the 1999 NFL Draft, playing for the Chiefs until 2005, before suiting up for Baltimore (2006-07) and St. Louis Rams…Born Kennth Lee Stills, Jr., on April 22, 1992 in Encinitas, Calif.
Kenny Stills recaps practice on Monday, August 18, 2014. Video by Justin Stout. (New Orleans Saints video)
New Orleans Saints WR Kenny Stills talks with reporters on Thursday, June 12, 2014. (New Orleans Saints video)
New Orleans Saints WR Kenny Stills speaks at the New Orleans Saints charity softball game on Wednesday May 21, 2014. (New Orleans Saints video)
2013 highlights of New Orleans Saints rookie WR Kenny Stills (New Orleans Saints video)