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#24 Darrien Starling
Position: Cornerback
Height: 5'9"
Weight: 190
Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Tyler, Texas
High School: John Tyler HS

Junior (2013)
Appeared in 10 contests … started the first three tilts, as well as the season finale against Louisiana Tech (Nov. 30) … missed the UAB (Oct. 26) and Tulsa (Nov. 2) games due to illness … recorded 18 tackles (12 solos/6 assists) and broke up a pass against Houston (Sept. 28) … had a season-high four stops in the home opener against #13 Oklahoma State (Sept. 7) and at Marshall (Oct. 5).

Sophomore (2012)
Played in 11 games and started 10 … did not play against Texas A&M-Commerce (Sept. 8) due to injury … accumulated 33 tackles (27 solos/6 assists) and pair of pass breakups in addition to recovering a fumble at Georgia State (Sept. 15) … recorded a season-best five stops in three different outings (Utah State/McNeese State/Texas State).

Freshman (2011)
Started all 10 contests … made 35 tackles (23 solos/12 assists), registered a pair of interceptions and broke up a total of six passes … his pick against McMurry (Sept. 10) was the first in program history … added a half dozen stops (5 solos) in that contest … had a season-high seven tackles (4 solos) in the season opener against Northeastern State (Sept. 3) … other INT came at McNeese State (Nov. 12) … redshirted in 2010.

Prior To UTSA
Earned 2009 first-team All-East Texas (Tyler Morning Telegraph), first-team all-area and first-team All-District 11-5A accolades as a senior … collected 33 tackles, intercepted five passes (one TD), broke up 12 passes and forced a pair of fumbles to help lead team to a 12-2 record and the fourth round of the state playoffs … coached by Dereck Rush.

Personal
Born Jan. 13, 1992 … son of Teresa Whitmill and Jerry Starling … advertising/public relations major.

Career Statistics
Year    G/GS    TT (S/A)    TFLs (Yds)    Sacks    FF/FR    INT    PBU    BLK    
2013    10/4    18(12/6)    0.5 (0)    0.0    0/0    0    1    0    
2012    11/10    33 (27/6)    0.0 (0)    0.0    0/1    0    2    0    
2011    10/10    35 (23/12)    0.0 (0)    0.0    0/0    2    6    0    
Total    31/24    86 (62/24)    0.5 (0)    0.0    0/1    2    9    0    

Career Highs
Tackles: 7, vs. Northeastern State (9/3/11)
Pass Breakups: 2, vs. Bacone (9/24/11)

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