Player Bio: Randy Starks :: Football

  Randy Starks
Randy Starks
Player Profile

Waldorf, Md.

High School:

Height / Weight:
6-4 / 305

Defensive Tackle



On Starks: Defensive tackle who saw significant action in each of his three years at Maryland … silently had one of the best three years of any defensive tackle in recent history at Maryland … was on the preseason “watch list” for the Lombardi and Outland trophies ... preseason conference defensive player of the year by ... combines athleticism with an ideal defensive lineman frame … has a great burst and runs well for a player his size … an Iron Terp with the highest strength index (782) among defensive linemen … strength index was a 30-point improvement over last year and has him ranked as the second-strongest player, pound-for-pound, on the team … physical numbers include a 440-pound bench, a school-record 765-pound squat and a 31˝-inch vertical jump.

2003 (Junior): Started all 13 games ... first team All-ACC ... got better as the season went on ... ranked seventh in the ACC and led the team with 15.5 tackles for a loss ... tied for fourth in the league with 7.5 sacks … fourth on the team with 74 tackles (39 solo) ... (at WFU) ... finished with four tackles (two solo), one sack, one PBU and two QB hurries ... was relentless in overpowering his man on the way to sack Cory Randolph for five yards in the third quarter ... (at NCSU) ... continued his strong play with eight tackles (four solo), one QB hurry and one sack for nine yards ... sack came in the third quarter as he powered straight through the line to get to Philip Rivers ... had a big hit on T.A. McLendon on a third-and-10 for no gain in the third quarter, forcing a Wolfpack punt ... (vs. UVa) ... had a strong game with eight tackles (five solo), three tackles for a loss of 11 yards, one sack for a loss of eight yards and one QB hurry ... sack came in the fourth quarter as he powered his way through the line in pursuit of Matt Schaub ... named ACC Defensive Lineman of the Week ... (vs. UNC) ... finished with four tackles (three solo) tackles and one sack for a loss of 12 yards ... sack came in the fourth quarter as he powered his way through the line to get to Darian Durant, forcing a third-and-21 ... (at GT) ... had another great game with nine tackles (five solo) ... combined with Kevin Eli on a tackle for a loss of one yard ... added two QB hurries ... (vs. Duke) ... had an outstanding performance with nine tackles (four solo), 1.5 sacks, three TFL and leading the team with three QB hurries ... forced his first fumble of the season as he hit a Duke wide receiver on an end-around ... his first sack of the game came in the first quarter as he chased the Duke QB from behind for a loss of six yards ... combined with Jamahl Cochran on a sack in the fourth quarter as they surrounded and collapsed on the Blue Devil quarterback for a loss of six yards ... added a PBU as he jumped over his blocker to deflect the pass ...(at EMU) ... beat his man around left tackle for the Terps’ lone sack of the game on a second down during the first quarter ... finished with six tackles (three solo) ... (vs. WVU) ... finished with six tackles (two solo) ... had a big hit on the Mountaineer QB in the first quarter, forcing a loss of one yard after he powered his way off his block ... (at FSU) ... finished with seven tackles (four solo) ... also credited with two QB hurries ... one of those QB hurries came when he bulled his way through the offensive line and hit Chris Rix as he released the ball, forcing an incompletion and an FSU punt ... (at NIU) ... notched five tackles (three solo) … had one sack for six yards.

2002 (Sophomore): A starter in all 14 games at defensive tackle … second team All-ACC selection ... finished third on the team with 93 total tackles ... second on the team with 6.5 sacks and 12.5 TFLs ... led the team with 17 quarterback hurries … also batted down six passes, forced one fumble and recovered another ... (Peach Bowl vs. UT) ... left the game in the first series with an injured groin, but still managed to notch one tackle for loss … (vs. WFU) ... second on the team with nine tackles (seven solo) ... tipped two passes that resulted in interceptions in the first quarter by E.J. Henderson and Dennard Wilson ... had a sack for a loss of nine yards ... (at UVa) ... had nine tackles (five solo) ... combined with Andrew Henley for the team’s lone sack of the game for one yard ... (at CU) ... huge game ... posted six tackles (three solo) ... notched two TFLs for eight yards, including one on a third-and-short in the second quarter that forced a Clemson field goal, and added three QB hurries ... had two pass breakups ... forced an errant throw on third-and-four in the first quarter by hitting Charlie Whitehurst as he threw ... (vs. NCSU) ... named ACC Defensive Lineman of the Week for his efforts ... had two huge pass breakups in the fourth quarter batting passes down at the line ... the first came on a fourth-down play almost midway through the fourth quarter after the Terps had just tied the game on the previous drive to force the turnover on downs ... the second came on a third-down play with 3:41 to go in the game that forced the Wolfpack to punt the ball away ... made nine tackles (four solo) and one TFL for one yard... added four quarterback hurries ... (at WVU) ... posted a career-high 12 tackles (nine solo) ... had three sacks for 15 yards ... disrupted several third-down plays by WVU in the first half ... (vs. FSU) ... had nine tackles ... recovered a fumble in the Maryland end zone in the fourth quarter ... had five solo tackles ... registered one of the two Terp sacks for a loss of eight yards ... (vs. Notre Dame) ... led all defensive linemen with seven total tackles ... was second on the team with four assisted tackles ... registered one sack for a six-yard loss.

2001 (Freshman): Saw action in all 11 games as well as the Orange Bowl … posted 35 tackles (24 unassisted), seven TFLs, 3.5 sacks and had one quarterback hurry … a fourth-team Freshman All-America selection by The Sporting News ... (Orange Bowl) had six tackles and one tackle for a loss ... (vs. NCSU) had a strong effort with five total tackles including four solo stops ... (vs. Duke) played the finest game of his young career, totaling a career-high nine tackles ... five of the tackles were solo stops ... played 35 snaps and finished with two TFLs and one quarterback sack ... (vs. GT) played well and finished with eight tackles ... also finished with a career-best 1.5 sacks and two TFLs for minus nine yards ... forced a fumble in overtime to preserve Maryland’s victory ... nominated for ACC Rookie of the Week for his efforts ... (vs. EMU) tallied four tackles including his first career sack ... (vs. UNC) appeared in his first collegiate game ... recorded his first tackle in limited playing time.

High School: A 2001 graduate of Westlake High School in Waldorf, Md. … totaled 77 tackles, seven sacks and two forced fumbles in 2000 despite being the focus of double teams throughout the season … totaled 194 tackles in his varsity career … three-year starter who played mostly offensive tackle as a sophomore and defensive tackle and offensive tackle as a junior and senior … a SuperPrep All-America selection as a senior in 2000 … rated the eighth-best defensive lineman in the country and the second-best player (at any position) overall in the Mid-Atlantic region by SuperPrep ... one of SuperPrep’s 69 high-profile signees of ’01 … was named first team Associated Press Big School all-state as a senior … a preseason Mid-Atlantic all-region selection by PrepStar … also named first team All-Southern Maryland Athletic Conference for the second straight season … named the state’s top lineman by’s Tom Lemming ... team captain as a senior … honorable mention all-state as a junior after recording 67 tackles, six sacks and two forced fumbles … named to George Michael’s “Golden 11” all-star team in 1999 … honorable mention All-Met as a junior … ended his career No. 3 all-time in school history with 17 sacks … reportedly benches 320 pounds and has a 32-inch vertical leap ... teammate of fellow ’01 recruit Maurice Smith ... a three-year letterman in basketball … finished his prep career with 1,011 points and 682 rebounds … named Southern Maryland’s basketball Player of the Year by the Washington Post … team finished 23-3 and second in the state his senior year … was the leading scorer and rebounder in southern Maryland as a junior ... selected Maryland over Penn State, Virginia Tech and several others ... high school coach was Dom Zaccarelli.

Personal: Randolph Starks was born December 14, 1983 … son of Beverly and Randolph Starks … majoring in letters and sciences.

Defense	G-GS	UT	AT	TT	TFL	Sacks	Int
2001	11-1	24	11	35/3.2	7.0-22	3.5-19	0-0
2002	14-14	49	44	93/6.6	12.5-52	6.5-39	0-0
2003	13-13	39	35	74/5.7	15.5-69	7.5-57	0-0
Career	38-28	112	90	212/5.6	35.0-143	17.5-105	0-0