Granted a sixth year of eligibility following career of unfortunate knee injuries ... last season was first full season of competition and fifth season at Texas Tech ... maintains hold on SAM position.
2006 - Finished first full season of competition with 41 tackles and four tackles for loss ... also broke up a pass and recorded a sack ... big, physical player at strongside position ... had a tackle for loss in the bowl win over Minnesota ... stop in the third quarter halted UM drive and led to Tech touchdown during comeback ... also made a tackle in the regular-season finale against Oklahoma State ... two tackles in the win over Baylor and five stops against Texas ... led the team in tackles at Iowa State for the first time in 2006 with his career-high eight stops (six solo) ... also registered a pass break-up, his first of the season ... had five tackles and his first career sack at Colorado ... tied for fifth on the defense against Missouri with his six tackles ... posted three tackles from the outside linebacker position against Southeastern Louisiana ... picked up five tackles including half a tackle for loss at UTEP in the second start of his career ... made his first-ever start and registered four tackles including one for a loss, the second TFL of his career.
2005 - Saw first action of career after battling a pair of knee injuries the previous two seasons ... hard worker with the determination to make an impact ... had five tackles on the season, including one for loss ... saw special teams action.
2004 - Spent the season recovering from second knee injury.
2003 - Suffered a knee injury in preseason workouts and sat out the season.
2002 - Scout team member ... redshirt season.
High School - Plano West High School in Plano, Texas ... No. 26 prospect in the area by the Dallas Morning News ... No. 59 prospect in the state by the Dallas Morning News ... 37th best outside linebacker in the country (Rivals100.com) ... Fort Worth Star-Telegram Top 100 ... Houston Chronicle Top 100 ... All-District, All-Area as a senior ... finished senior season with 88 tackles, two interceptions, three fumble recoveries and five sacks ... had 50 tackles as a junior and nine sacks ... honorable mention All-District junior season ... recruited by Maryland, LSU, Florida State and West Virginia ... High School Coach: Mark Reeve.
Personal - Kellen Tillman ... born January 4, 1984, in Dallas, Texas ... son of Pat and Andre Tillman ... has two older sisters, Monica and Noelle ... father was an All-American at Texas Tech and played for seven seasons with the Miami Dolphins.