At Princeton - 2011: earned second-team All-Ivy League honors after leading Princeton with 80 tackles in nine games … ranked fourth in the Ivy League with 8.9 tackles per game … had four games with double-digit tackles, including a career-high-matching 13 tackles against Dartmouth … had at least 10 tackles in consecutive games against Hampton, Harvard and Cornell (missed Brown game with injury) … recorded five tackles for loss during the season, including 2.5 against Bucknell … had a fumble recovery in 24-21 win over Columbia. 2010: earned All-Ivy League Honorable Mention in his first season as a starting linebacker … recorded 89 tackles, second most on the team and fourth most in the Ivy League … led team with seven tackles for loss … added two interceptions, two pass breakups and a fumble recovery … recorded career-best 13 tackles in 36-33 overtime win over Lafayette … had double-digit tackles in five of 10 games and at least five stops in every game … recorded two tackles for loss against Cornell and one in five other games … had season-high eight solo tackles against Harvard … intercepted a pass in back-to-back games against Brown and Harvard … ended season with 12-tackle effort against Dartmouth … was converted from defensive back to linebacker in the offseason. 2009: earned the Harland "Pink" Baker '22
Award as Princeton's top defensive freshman, along with defensive lineman
Caraun Reid ... recorded 33 tackles and two pass breakups as a member of the
defensive backfield ... recorded season-best nine tackles at Harvard
... recovered a fumble in season-ending 23-11 win at Dartmouth.
At Plainfield North - earned all-state, all-area and
all-conference honors as a safety ... named conference player of the year and
conference defensive player of the year as a senior ... recorded 83 tackles and
two interceptions as a senior ... team captain and team's offensive MVP in
final season ... earned all-conference honors in baseball and was named team
captain ... named Plainfield North male athlete of the year ... Illinois State
Scholar and American Legion Award winner ... member of the National Honor
Society and the Spanish Honor Society.
Personal - born Dec. 7, 1990 ... son of Kevin
and Lenora Starks ... both parents work for Proctor & Gamble ... has a
brother Alex and two sisters, Jennifer and Jordan.