Adrian Killins, Jr.
No. 17 – Denver Broncos
Position:Running back
Personal information
Born: (1998-01-02) January 2, 1998 (age 23)
Daytona Beach, Florida
Height:5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)
Weight:177 lb (80 kg)
Career information
High school:Mainland
(Daytona Beach, Florida)
Career history
Roster status:Injured reserve
Career highlights and awards
  • 2× Second team All-AAC (2018, 2019)
Career NFL statistics as of Week 7, 2020
Rushing attempts:1
Rushing yards:–12
Receiving yards:2
Total touchdowns:0
Player stats at

Adrian Killins, Jr. (born January 2, 1998) is an American football running back for the Denver Broncos of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at UCF.

Early life and high school

Killins was born and grew up in Daytona Beach, Florida and attended Mainland High School, where he played football and ran track. Killins was a two-time state champion in the 200 meters and was the runner-up in the 100 meters as a senior.[1]

College career

Killins was a member of the UCF Knights for four seasons. He was named second team All-American Athletic Conference (AAC) after his junior season when he rushed 147 times for 715 yards and eight touchdowns and had 19 receptions for 377 yards and four touchdowns.[2] As a senior, Killins rushed for 629 yards and seven touchdowns and caught eight passes for 120 yards and one touchdown and was again named second team All-AAC.[3] Killins finished his collegiate career with 2,459 rushing yards and 25 rushing touchdowns.[4]

Professional career

Philadelphia Eagles

Killins was signed by the Philadelphia Eagles as an undrafted free agent following the 2020 NFL Draft on April 25, 2020.[5] He was waived on September 3, 2020, during final roster cuts, but re-signed to the team's practice squad three days later.[6][7] He was promoted to the active roster on October 3, 2020.[8] He was waived on October 5[9] and subsequently re-signed to the practice squad two days later.[10] He was released from the practice squad on November 9,[11] but re-signed to the practice squad again on November 17.[12] He was released again on November 24,[13] and re-signed to the practice squad again on December 11.[14] He was placed on the practice squad/COVID-19 list by the team on January 2, 2021.[15] His practice squad contract with the team expired after the season on January 11, 2021.[16]

On March 17, 2021, Killins signed with the Eagles on a two-year contract.[17] He was waived on August 14, 2021.

Denver Broncos

On August 17, Killins was signed by the Denver Broncos.[18] He was waived/injured on August 24 and placed on injured reserve.[19]


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  2. ^ Murschel, Matt (April 3, 2019). "UCF running back Adrian Killins pushes to build on his success during his senior season". Orlando Sentinel. Retrieved October 4, 2020.
  3. ^ Beede, Jason (February 21, 2020). "NFL Network analyst surprised by no combine invite for Killins". Retrieved October 4, 2020.
  4. ^ Hays, Chris (April 25, 2020). "UCF star Adrian Killins enters NFL draft with chip on his shoulder". Orlando Sentinel. Retrieved October 4, 2020.
  5. ^ Erby, Glenn (April 25, 2020). "Philadelphia Eagles announce the signing of 12 undrafted free agents". Eagles Wire. USA Today. Retrieved October 4, 2020.
  6. ^ "Adrian Killins: Waived by Eagles". RotoWire. September 3, 2020. Retrieved October 4, 2020.
  7. ^ Kempski, Jimmy (September 6, 2020). "Eagles seemingly in the process of forming half of their practice squad". Retrieved October 4, 2020.
  8. ^ "Eagles' Adrian Killins: Joins Philadelphia". RotoWire. September 3, 2020. Retrieved October 4, 2020.
  9. ^ Gantt, Darin (October 5, 2020). "Eagles waive running back Adrian Killins". Retrieved October 25, 2020.
  10. ^ Erby, Glenn (October 7, 2020). "Philadelphia Eagles sign RB Adrian Killins to the practice squad". Eagles Wire. USA Today. Retrieved October 7, 2020.
  11. ^ McPherson, Chris (November 9, 2020). "Eagles sign DT Treyvon Hester to the practice squad". Retrieved December 13, 2020.
  12. ^ McPherson, Chris (November 17, 2020). "Eagles sign CB Michael Jacquet to the active roster; sign RB Adrian Killins to the practice squad". Retrieved December 13, 2020.
  13. ^ McPherson, Chris (November 24, 2020). "Roster Moves: Eagles activate 21-day practice window for DE Genard Avery; place CB Cre'Von LeBlanc on Injured Reserve". Retrieved December 13, 2020.
  14. ^ McPherson, Chris (December 11, 2020). "Eagles sign RB Adrian Killins to the practice squad". Retrieved December 13, 2020.
  15. ^ McPherson, Chris (January 3, 2021). "CB Nickell Robey-Coleman is out for tonight's game". Retrieved February 15, 2021.
  16. ^ "Three have contracts expire". January 11, 2021. Retrieved February 16, 2021.
  17. ^ Simmons, Myles (March 17, 2021). "Report: Eagles re-sign Adrian Killins to two-year deal". Pro Football Talk. NBC Sports.
  18. ^ DiLalla, Aric (August 17, 2021). "Broncos sign RB Adrian Killins, make series of roster moves to reach 85-player limit".
  19. ^ DiLalla, Aric (August 23, 2021). "Broncos sign RB Stevie Scott III, make series of roster moves".