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Dante Stills Records First NFL Sack in Arizona’s Preseason Finale



The bandaid has been ripped off and Dante Stills can say he got his hands on an NFL quarterback.

In the Cardinals final preseason game, Stills picked up his first NFL sack. The play happened late in the fourth quarter of Arizona’s 18-17 win over Minnesota.

Stills enjoyed the moment with one of his usual celebrations by extending his arms out. The sack was one of his three tackles in the game.

The WVU product did not play last week after making his NFL debut when the preseason kicked off. Stills recorded six total tackles in his two preseason games.

Dante Stills Experiences First Taste of NFL Action with Cardinals

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.

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.

Dante Stills Breaks Record for Most Tackles for Loss in West Virginia Football History

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.

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