VERMILLION, S.D.--South Dakota linebacker Tyler Starr was named to the first team of the Beyond Sports Network All-America team as announced by the organization Thursday. The 2013 BSN All-America Team was chosen by college sports information directors, college coaches and BSN staff. Starr is one of four linebackers selected to the first team.
VERMILLION, S.D.--South Dakota senior linebacker Tyler Starr has been named a first-team All-Missouri Valley Football Conference player as selected by a panel of coaches, sports information directors and media. In addition, three Coyotes earned honorable mention honors and four were named to the conference's All-Newcomer Team.
VERMILLION, S.D.--South Dakota linebacker Tyler Starr has been named the Missouri Valley Football Conference Defensive Player of the Year as announced by the conference office Wednesday. Starr is the first Coyote to receive conference MVP honors since Jordan Davis and Stefan Logan in 2006.
VERMILLION, S.D.--Ellis Henderson's 98-yard kickoff return with 1:36 to go in the fourth quarter capped a three-touchdown day for the sophomore wide receiver as No. 12 Montana survived South Dakota 31-27 Saturday at the DakotaDome.
2012 Played in all 11 games and was one of 14 Coyotes with at least 10 starts, he at outside linebacker...second-team all-MVFC honoree...finalist for the Buck Buchanan Award (FCS Outstanding Defensive Player)...named USD Joe Salem Defensive Player of the Year...College Sports Journal honorable mention All-America Team...tied for third on the team with 74 tackles (34 solo, 40 assists)...led the team and was 18th in the MVFC in sacks with four...also had seven tackles-for-loss, two pass breakups, four hurries, two forced fumbles and a blocked extra point...had a season-high 18 tackles against Youngstown State (Nov. 3)...had 11 tackles against Northwestern (9/22)...MVFC Honor Roll.
2011 Had a breakout sophomore season for the Coyotes on the defensive line...Led the team and conference with 14 sacks for 96 yards, while ranking in the the top 10 nationally in sacks...Tallied a team-high seven forced fumbles to go along wit htwo fumble recoveries for 12 yards...Had a team and conference-high 19 tackles for loss for 106 yards..Ranked third on the team in solo tackles with 42 and was sixth in total tackles with 51...In one season, his 14 sacks ranks him second all-time in school history in career sacks...Earned first team all-conference honors and was a first team all-conference selection according to the media...Earned Great West Conference Player of the Week honors for his seven tackles, one sack and three forced fumbles in his first collegiate game at Air Force in the season opener, while earning CFPA Defensive Lineman of the Week honors for his efforts...Also was a multiple CFPA weekly honoree.
2010 Did not play during the 2010 season...named USD's Defensive Scout of the Week twice during the season...named USD's Defensive Scout of the Year.
2009 Redshirted his first season in the USD program...named USD's Scout Defensive Player of the Week twice during the season.
Prep Named to All-Northwest Iowa squad...two-time All-District first team...part of Central Lyon/George-Little Rock team that finished 13-1 and qualified for state championship game...named All-District 1 first-team as senior...finished with 128 tackles, three interceptions and two fumble recoveries...also caught 23 passes for 312 yards and 10 touchdowns...played in three state title games...also played in state basketball championship in 2008.
Personal Son of Tom Starr and Tom & Shellie Ver Steeg...recreation major with a minor in coaching.