Mountaineers in the Pros
WVU HC Neal Brown Congratulates Dante Stills on Being Drafted
West Virginia head coach Neal Brown joined those congratulating former Mountaineer Dante Stills on being drafted.
“Congratulations to Dante and his family on getting drafted by the Cardinals. I’m really proud of all of his hard work and perseverance in pursuit of his dream of playing in the NFL,” said Brown.
Brown then added more complimentary remarks about his former star defensive lineman. “This is a well-earned opportunity that he has prepared for and has more than proven that he belongs. I look forward to watching him play on Sundays during his career and wish him the best,” he added.
Stills was selected with the 213th overall pick in the sixth round by the Cardinals.
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 now becomes 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