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Dante Stills Experiences First Taste of NFL Action with Cardinals



Dante Stills now has his first taste of NFL game action behind him as the former Mountaineer played in the Cardinals preseason game on Saturday night.

Stills helped Arizona win a close game 18-17 by recording three tackles. The WVU product was credited with one solo tackle and two assists against the Broncos.

After waiting anxiously on the night of the NFL Draft, the Fairmont, West Virginia native was eventually selected by Arizona in sixth round with the 213th pick. The Cardinals were one of the teams who stayed in constant communication with Stills throughout the draft process.

West Virginia Legend DL Dante Stills Gets Drafted in 6th Round by Cardinals

Standing at 6-foot-3 and weighing 286 pounds, the Fairmont, West Virginia native owns WVU’s all-time tackle for loss record. He impressed NFL teams at events like the East-West Shrine Bowl and NFL Combine once his college career officially ended at WVU in December.

Stills displayed a maturity that will serve him well professionally. And most importantly, he showed that he belongs in the NFL as a player too. This all helped lead him to getting drafted.

Dante Stills became the second member of his family to be drafted into the NFL. His dad played 10 years in the NFL after being drafted in the third round. Darius Stills was not drafted two years ago despite his success in college.

Below includes Stills’ pre-draft profile.

Dante Stills’ NFL Draft Profile: Quickness, Maturity Could Lead to Pro Success

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