The World-Herald is counting down the top 50 Nebraska players you need to know heading into the 2019 season.
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6-5, 295 • Junior • defensive lineman
Stille checks many of the boxes of a future NU star. The Ashland-Greenwood grad grew up a Husker fan. He plays with a high motor. He declined a Blackshirt jersey at one point last year because he thought he hadn’t played up to its standard. Perhaps the final piece for Stille is on-field disruption. He weighed 240 pounds as a true freshman in 2017, playing end and outside linebacker. He only had time to add 15 pounds when the new staff kept him exclusively on the line, where he made 25 tackles last season. Five of those were sacks, which is the most among NU returners. Now with a full offseason of strength training, he could be the biggest in-house improvement on the team as a pass rusher and edge setter.