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Mark Starr
78  Mark Starr
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Goodland, Kan.

High School:
Goodland

Height / Weight:
6-5 / 296

Position:
OL

Experience:
4L

11/13/2010

CSU vs. BYU

Colorado State vs. BYU, Nov. 13, 2010

2010 (Senior): CSU's starting strongside tackle, played in 11 games (11 starts) ...Reclaimed his starting role after battling a foot injury in fall camp...Started a third straight CU game in season-opener (Sept. 4) at Invesco Field...At Nevada (Sept. 11), recovered both first-half CSU fumbles...Played just the first quarter in win vs. Idaho (Sept. 25), leaving with concussion-related symptoms...Did not dress the following week vs. No. 5 TCU (Oct. 2)...Returned to the lineup at No. 25 Air Force (Oct. 9) and helped the Rams pile up more rushing yards (285) than the Falcons' nation-leading rushing offense (248), including a lead block on Leonard Mason's third-quarter TD run; also helped Mason to a career-best 139 yards...In 43-10 win vs. UNLV (Oct. 16), helped Mason to 121 more on the ground, and 259 team rushing yards, including a key block on Mason's first-quarter TD run...In 38-14 win vs. New Mexico (Oct. 30), helped the Rams to 328 rushing yards, their most since the 2008 New Mexico Bowl.

2009 (Junior): CSU's starting strongside tackle entering the year, played in 10 games, with five starts...In reverberating 23-17 season-opening win at Colorado (Sept. 6), returned to the starting lineup for the first time in nine games and made an impact on the season's first drive, sealing off his man on John Mosure's 1-yard touchdown run; helped Rams outgain the Buffs on the ground, 168-29...Hit head on turf at Idaho (Oct. 3) and did not play following week in loss vs. Utah (Oct. 10) or at No. 8 TCU (Oct. 17)...Returned as a reserve in losses vs. San Diego State (Oct. 24) vs. Air Force (Oct. 31), at UNLV (Nov. 7) and at New Mexico (Nov. 21), picking up receiving yardage in Lobos contest after handling a lateral during the final play in 29-27 defeat.

2008 (Sophomore): Played in all 13 games, including the New Mexico Bowl (Dec. 20), starting four...Started the season opener at weak-side tackle, vs. Colorado (Aug. 31), then shifted to start at strong-side tackle vs. Sacramento State (Sept. 6)...Sustained ankle injury in first quarter of home victory vs. Houston (Sept. 20) and did not return...Did not start vs. UNLV (Oct. 4), but played strong-side tackle late in both halves, including time on the game-winning TD march...Also played as a reserve lineman vs. TCU (Oct. 11) and at No. 14 Utah (Oct. 18), recovering a fumble to preserve a fourth-quarter drive...Playing as a reserve at San Diego State (Oct. 25), threw a nice block to help usher Dion Morton into the end zone on a 24-yard carry that gave CSU its first lead, in the third quarter...Has great feet, long arms and runs well, coaches say.

2007 (Freshman): Played in all 12 contests, primarily as a blocking tight end, with seven starts -- five as a tight end and two as a left tackle...When eligible, caught three passes for 20 yards (6.7 avg.)...Actually wore three uniforms during year: 78, 85 and 94...Spent portion of fall camp as an offensive lineman before switching back to tight end...Made his first college start, vs. Air Force (Oct. 13)...Registered his initial collegiate reception, an 11-yard grab, vs. Utah (Oct. 27), then doubled his career best with a pair of grabs at BYU (Nov. 3), for 9 yards...After the New Mexico contest (Nov. 10), with Cole Pemberton (ankle) sidelined, traded his No. 85 jersey for No. 78 and switched back to tackle, where he started in wins vs. Georgia Southern (Nov. 17) and vs. Wyoming (Nov. 23).

2006: Redshirted as a true freshman in his first year of eligibility...Moved to TE in the spring.

High School: A four-year starter and letterwinner as an offensive and defensive lineman at Goodland (Kan.) High School...As a junior in 2004, helped Goodland to a 10-2 record and a berth in the state semifinals...Credited with 61 tackles, one sack, two fumble recoveries and a blocked punt as a senior...Named first-team all-state as both an offensive and defensive lineman as a senior...Played football for head coach Jon McLean...Took third in the 2005 state wrestling tournament in the 215-pound weight class.

Personal: Given name Mark R. Starr...Born June 2, 1988, in Topeka, Kan. ...Son of Neal and Brenda Starr...Has one brother...Worked an internship with a modeling agency in Hawaii before the 2009 season...Spent an afternoon visiting with patients and their families serviced by Respite Care in February before the '10 season...For a month during the summer of 2010, interacted with low-income Linton Elementary students at a local clubhouse, in conjunction with the Larimer County Food Bank, Fort Collins Recreation and Vineyard church...A business administration major...Hometo­wn: Goodland, Kan.

Division I career statistics

RECEIVING

Year

School

GP

GS

No

Yds

Avg

TD

Long

Avg/Gm

2007

Colorado State (fr.)

12

7

3

20

6.7

0

11

1.7

2008

Colorado State (so.)

13

4

-

-

-

-

-

-

2009

Colorado State (jr.)

10

5

-

7

-

-

-

-

2010

Colorado State (sr.)

11

11

-

-

-

-

-

-

Career totals (four years)

46

27

3

27

9.0

0

11

0.6

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