Senior DL for Nebraska to utilize extra year, will return for 2021 season
Nebraska senior defensive end Ben Stille is taking up the NCAA on its COVID-19 eligibility freeze and returning to Lincoln for a second, and last, senior campaign, Stille announced Friday at his personal Twitter account.
“Blessed to take advantage of another year to compete with my brothers, coaches, and for the best fans inc college football,” Stille wrote.
— Ben Stille (@b_stille_) January 15, 2021
Stille was a three-star recruit out of Ashland, Nebraska, and was the third-best player in the state, according to 247 Sports, when he signed with the Cornhuskers. Stille played in most of the Cornhuskers games during each of his four seasons in Lincoln and has tallied 107 tackles, 23.5 for a loss, and 13 sacks. He’ll be back at Memorial Stadium next season to add to those numbers.
Scouts see Stille as a good college football player, particularly strong against the run, who may lack the extra athleticism necessary to rush the passer in the NFL. The meager draft prospects likely factored into Stille’s decision to return and continue building his game in the Big Ten.