Kenny Stills

Division : Recognizable talent
Kenny’s reputation as a deep threat was supported by his performance ahead of the draft; he ran a lightning fast 4.38 40-yard dash, also posting impressive numbers in the 3-cone, vertical jump, and bench press. In the 2013 NFL Draft, Kenny would land with a seemingly perfect team for a dynamic, speedster wide receiver: the New Orleans Saints. He’d be able to learn from Drew Brees, contributing to one of the most iconic offenses in recent NFL memory. Despite being just a rookie, Kenny was able to contribute to the Saints offense in 2013. He put up over 500 receiving yards and caught 5 TDs in his debut season. His role would expand in year two, seeing almost twice as many targets and receptions in 2014. Kenny Stills was traded to the Dolphins in 2015. In 2016, he had the best season of his career, putting up a team-leading 9 TDs and averaging over 17 yards per reception. His production wasn’t just a product of opportunity on the field – he was also growing into one of the team’s leaders off of it. Dolphins head coach Adam Gase trusted Kenny to be one of the team’s strongest voices. “When you’re a first-time head coach and you’re trying to develop a new program… we needed as many guys as possible to come in and don’t ask any questions and put your head down and grind, and he did that,” Gase said of Stills. His teammates expressed similar sentiment. Leonte Carroo opened up about Kenny’s mentoring role: “I look up to all the older receivers, but Kenny really took me underneath his wing this offseason. I came back about two months earlier to train. I was running, doing Pilates and training with Kenny every single day and getting better and also watching film with him. He’s a guy that I look to, to follow his lead.” Kenny’s actions off of the field also earned him acclaim. The Dolphins host Community Tuesdays each week during the season in which players go out into South Florida to help those in need. Kenny attended events every single week and even worked to start his own initiatives. His teammates recognized him with the Nat Moore Community Service Award at the end of the season, given to the Dolphins player with the biggest impact off of the field. In 2017, Kenny was voted the offense’s captain for the season. Now an established leader with the team and the community, he has been working to not only build the Dolphins’ culture on the field, but make a difference off of it all over South Florida and beyond.