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Darius Stills is Recognized as a Consensus All-American, WVU’s First Since 2006

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West Virginia defensive lineman Darius Stills has been recognized as a consensus All-American for his 2020 senior season.

Players are named consensus All-Americans based on the five All-American teams recognized by the NCAA – the Associated Press, American Football Coaches Association, Walter Camp Football Foundation, Football Writers Association of American and the Sporting News. Stills, a native of Fairmont, West Virginia, was named a first-team All-American by the AP and Sporting News and a second-team All-American by Walter Camp and FWAA.

The Big 12 Defensive Lineman of the Year, Stills finished 2020 with 25 total tackles with 7.5 tackles for loss, 3.5 sacks and an interception. He is the 12th Mountaineers to earn consensus All-American honors and the first since Dan Mozes and Steve Slaton in 2006. He is just the second WVU defensive lineman to receive the honor, joining Bruce Bosley, who did so in 1955. Other Big 12 players to be recognized as consensus All-Americans including Iowa State’s Breece Hall and Texas’ Joseph Ossai.

“This is a proud moment for Darius, his family and the WVU football program,” WVU coach Neal Brown said. “He is very deserving of Consensus All-America honors. He has been a great representative of the Mountaineer football program on and off the field, the University and the state. We are proud of Darius and what he has meant to this program, especially that he will be leaving WVU with his degree.”

Stills has announced that he will not return to WVU next season, opting instead to declare for the upcoming NFL draft.

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Cody spent the last two years getting his master's degree in journalism from WVU. He graduated from Slippery Rock University in 2018 with a degree in digital media production. He was born and raised in Mercer, Pennsylvania.

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