Here’s what Philadelphia Eagles’ fans need to know about Adrian Killins’ career.
For some Eagles fans, Adrian Killins might be an unfamiliar face. For others, who also watch Temple Owls football, they’ll remember him for lighting up the American Athletic Conference for four seasons. The two-time Second-team All-AAC selection was a huge part of Central Florida’s gradual rise from worst to first.
In his freshman campaign, Killins helped UCF bounce back from an 0-12 season in 2015 to a 6-7 season in 2016. He did it all as a rookie. In 13 games, he ran 50 times for 325 yards (6.5 yards per rush). He caught 18 passes for 198 yards (11 yards per catch) and returned 18 kickoffs for 451 yards (25.1 yards per return). Throw in seven trips to the endzone and an 87-yard run in UCF’s game versus Michigan (the second-longest touchdown run in UCF football history), and you can see where the hype comes from.
Killins was a significant weapon during UCF’s 13-0 season in 2017. He built off of his freshman year finishing with 790 rushing yards on 123 carries (6.4 yards per rush), 169 receiving yards on 25 catches (6.8 yards per catch), and he scored 11 touchdowns. Killins had a monster showing against Memphis where he carried the ball nine times for 115 yards, he hauled in five catches for 64 yards, and he scored two touchdowns.
He also broke his own record in that game for the longest run in UCF history with an 86-yard touchdown. Killins also performed well when UCF squeezed out a 31-24 victory against SMU where he put up 145 rushing yards and two touchdowns on 14 carries.
2018 wasn’t any different as UCF had another successful season. They went 12-1. Killins played in all 13 games once again, contributing 715 rushing yards on 147 carries (4.9 yards per rush), 377 receiving yards on 19 catches (19.8 yards per catch), 309 kick-return yards on 14 attempts (21.9 yards per return). He also scored eight touchdowns. This season didn’t lack any standout performances either with Killins racking up 140 receiving yards, 40 rushing yards, and a touchdown on 15 touches against Pittsburgh and another 113 rushing yards and a touchdown on a career-high 20 carries versus SMU.
Killins played in 12 games during his senior season, carrying the ball 87 times for 629 yards, catching the ball eight times but for 120 yards, returning 11 kicks for 206 yards, and reaching the end zone eight times. A 111-yard performance against FAU stood out that year as well as he racked up 115 yards and a touchdown on just 14 carries in his last collegiate game. Not bad at all.