See also, James Rhyne Killian, 10th president of MIT.
James Kilian
No. 15, 19
Born: (1980-10-24) October 24, 1980 (age 41)
Caldwell, Kansas
Career information
CFL statusAmerican
Height6 ft 4 in (193 cm)
Weight215 lb (98 kg)
CollegeUniversity of Tulsa
High schoolMedford, Oklahoma
NFL draft2005 / Round: 7 / Pick: 229
Drafted byKansas City Chiefs
Career history
As player
2005–2006Kansas City Chiefs*
2007Atlanta Falcons*
2007Indianapolis Colts*
2008Nashville Kats
2009Winnipeg Blue Bombers*
*Offseason and/or practice roster member only
Career stats

James Kilian (born October 24, 1980) is a former professional gridiron football quarterback. Kilian played football and basketball at Medford High School in Medford, Oklahoma, making him one of the few 8-man or 6-man athletes to be drafted to the NFL in recent years. He played college football for the Tulsa Golden Hurricane and started at quarterback for the 2001 and 2002 seasons. He placed himself for draft eligibility as a junior. Kilian was drafted in the seventh round of the 2005 NFL Draft by the Kansas City Chiefs.

Kilian was also a member of the Atlanta Falcons, Indianapolis Colts, Nashville Kats and Winnipeg Blue Bombers.

Kilian is currently the head coach at St. Olaf College in Northfield, Minnesota. Previously, he coached at the University of St. Thomas, University of Tulsa, and Louisiana State University.

Head coaching record

Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs
St. Olaf Oles (Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference) (2017–present)
2017 St. Olaf 4–6 3–5 6th
2018 St. Olaf 5–5 3–5 6th
2019 St. Olaf 5–5 3–5 6th
2020–21 No team
2021 St. Olaf 5–5 4–4 3rd (Northwoods)
St. Olaf: 19–21 13–19
Total: 19–21