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2015 NFL DRAFT

Tyler Starr, OLB

School: South Dakota  |  Conference: GATE
College Experience: Senior  |  Hometown: Little Rock, IA
Height/Weight: 6-4 / 250 lbs.
Projected Ranking
OverallPositionProj. Rnd.
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Player News
05/12/2014 - A closer look at the Falcon's picks: Round 7/255 - Tyler Starr, LB, 6-4, 250, South Dakota...He was the Missouri Valley Conference defensive player of the year. He started 11 of 12 games and had 71 tackles and forced four fumbles. He was ejected for targeting against Missouri State and had to sit out the first half against Indiana State. - The Sports Xchange

01/10/2014 - University of South Dakota standout linebacker Tyler Starr has accepted an invitation to play in the 89th East-West Shrine Game. The game Jan. 18 in St. Petersburg, Fla., will feature some of college football's best players. All 32 NFL teams will have general managers, coaches or scouts there during game week. The longest-running college all-star game also benefits Shriners Hospitals for Children. Starr is from Little Rock, Iowa. He was the defensive player of the year last season in the Missouri Valley Football Conference. He holds the USD career records for sacks with 27 and forced fumbles with 13. - AP Sports

01/03/2014 - 2013 ASSOCIATED PRESS FCS SECOND TEAM ALL-AMERICAN: LB Tyler Starr, South Dakota, Sr.,...Starr (Little Rock, Iowa/George-Little Rock HS) is the 2013 Missouri Valley Football Conference Defensive Player of the Year. He finished ninth in the Buck Buchanan Award balloting which honors the top defensive player in FCS. Starr led the MVFC in sacks (9.0), tackles for loss (15.0) and forced fumbles (4). He finished second on the team in tackles with 71. Starr also had an interception and was credited with four pass breakups. - South Dakota football

12/07/2013 - 2013 MISSOURI VALLEY DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR: LB Tyler Starr, South Dakota...71 tackles (42 solo), 15 TFL (80 yds), 9.0 sacks (67 yds), 1 INT, 4 BRUP, 5 QBH, 4 FF ... Nation's active career leader in forced fumbles (13) ... also ranks second in solo tackles for loss (39) and fourth in total sacks (27.0) ... earned all those achievements in just three years of play ... Coyotes' all-time leader in sacks with 27.0 (all solo).

MVFC's overall leader in forced fumbles (4), sacks (9.0) and tackles-for-loss (15.0) ... finished fifth in the nation in forced fumbles, 14th in sacks and 23rd in tackles-for-loss ... was USD's second-leading tackler ... had at least six tackles in each of his last eight games ... had three games with two sacks ... had a season-high eight tackles, two sacks and three tackles-for-loss in a win against Missouri State ... got his first collegiate interception against Western Illinois ... had seven tackles, a sack and forced a fumble against Youngstown State. Voting (Points)50 -- Tyler Starr, South Dakota ...34 -- Grant Olson, North Dakota State...31 -- Caleb Schaffitzel, Missouri State...14 -- R.C. Kilgore, South Dakota State...12 -- Colton Underwood, Illinois State. - Missouri Valley football

10/09/2013 - OCT 7 MISSOURI VALLEY PLAYER OF THE WEEK NOMINEE: LB Tyler Starr, South Dakota - Starr was the star of a defense that limited Missouri State to a season-low 177 yards of offense - half the Bears' season average. He led the Coyotes with eight tackles, including two sacks of quarterback Kierra Harris, who finished 7 of 16 for 72 yards and two interceptions. - Missouri Valley football

09/22/2013 - SEPT 23 MISSOURI VALLEY PLAYER OF THE WEEK NOMINEE: LB Tyler Starr, South Dakota -- Starr had two sacks, three tackles-for-loss and seven tackles in USD's 22-16 loss at No. 22 Northern Arizona. He forced his 11th collegiate fumble on his second sack and USD recovered to stall an NAU drive. The Coyotes held NAU scoreless for six consecutive offensive possessions to start the game despite being on the field for more than 18 minutes in the first half. - OVC football

08/06/2013 - 2013 PRESEASON MISSOURI VALLEY FOOTBALL TEAM (COACHES/SIDS): LB-Tyler Starr, USD 6-5 230 Sr. Little Rock (Iowa) George-Little Rock,... Starr has been named a preseason All-American and is one of 20 on the Buck Buchanan Award Watch List, which honors the top defensive player in the FCS following the regular season. Starr recorded 74 tackles and four sacks last season. That was preceded by a sophomore season in which he compiled 14 sacks and 51 stops. Starr's nine career forced fumbles lead all active FCS players. - South Dakota football

07/18/2013 - 2013 BUCK BUCHANAN AWARD WATCH LIST: Tyler Starr, LB, South Dakota, Sr., 6-4, 235...The sack numbers fell for Starr last year while he made the transition from defensive end to a huge outside linebacker (6-foot-4, 235 pounds), but it didn't stop him from playing well in South Dakota's new 3-4 system. His coaches laud him for being so coachable.

He is athletic, tenacious to the ball and heady when he's around it. He collected 14 solo sacks in 2011, and with nine forced fumbles in 22 career games, Starr is the FCS' active leader in that category. The aptly named player, from Little Rock, Iowa, finished 20th in the 2012 Buck Buchanan Award voting. He is considered a prospect for the 2014 NFL Draft. - The Sports Network

 
Player News
05/12/2014 - A closer look at the Falcon's picks: Round 7/255 - Tyler Starr, LB, 6-4, 250, South Dakota...He was the Missouri Valley Conference defensive player of the year. He started 11 of 12 games and had 71 tackles and forced four fumbles. He was ejected for targeting against Missouri State and had to sit out the first half against Indiana State. - The Sports Xchange
 

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