Counting Down the Big 12's Top Players

Day-by-day, we count down the Big 12's top players. Today, it's rising sophomore wide receiver Kenny Stills of Oklahoma.

34) Kenny Stills, sophomore WR, Oklahoma

It says something about Stills that he was able to emerge in a year that the Sooners featured arguably the second most dominant receiver in college football in Ryan Broyles. Displaying great speed and playmaking ability, Stills overshadowed his highly ranked counterpart down in Austin, catching 61 passes or 786 yards and five touchdowns.

Perhaps most importantly, showed that he was capable of consistency. He didn't have a single game over 100 yards receiving, but in games against Cincinnati, Texas, Texas A&M, Texas Tech, Baylor and Nebraska, he grabbed 26 passes (4.3 per game), for 470 yards (78.3 yards per game) and four touchdowns. In those contests he averaged 18.1 yards per catch.

Multiply those statistics out over the course of the year, playing 14 games as the Sooners did, and Stills would have grabbed 61 passes for 1,097 yards and nine touchdowns. Those are great numbers, not just for a freshman, but also for a complementary receiver playing opposite a 100-plus catch threat.

And they give a glimpse into Stills' growth potential. If he can continue to grow at a steady rate, and add some polish to his game, Stills has a chance to be the Big 12's top wideout when players like Broyles, Oklahoma State's Justin Blackmon and Baylor's Kendall Wright leave after this year.

2010 Stats: 61 catches, 786 yards, five touchdowns

No. 35: Texas WR Mike Davis

No. 36: Texas DE Jackson Jeffcoat

No. 37: Kansas State DB David Garrett

No. 38: Oklahoma OL Gabe Ikard

No. 39: Texas Tech RB Eric Stephens

No. 40: Baylor OL Philip Blake

No. 41: Missouri LB Zaviar Gooden

No. 42: Texas DL Alex Okafor

No. 43: Texas A&M DL Tony Jerod-Eddie

No. 44: Kansas RB James Sims

No. 45: Texas Tech S Cody Davis

No. 46: Iowa State CB Leonard Johnson

No. 47: Kansas State S Ty Zimmerman

No. 48: Baylor DE/LB Tevin Elliot

No. 49: Kansas State DE Brandon Harold

No. 50: Kansas DE Toben Opurum

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