VERMILLION, S.D. (KWSN) -University of South Dakota senior linebacker Tyler Starr was named to the 2013 Missouri Valley Football Conference Preseason Team announced Monday by the league office. Starr was an All-MVFC linebacker as a junior last season.
Monday's distinction is one of many the Little Rock, Iowa, native has received this preseason. 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.
The Coyotes open the 2013 season at home in the DakotaDome Aug. 31 against UC Davis.
Courtesy: University of South Dakota