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  • Sun., May. 31, 2015 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM CDT Packers Coaching School

    The Green Bay Packers are set to host the team’s second annual “Green Bay Packers Coaching School” at Lambeau Field on Sunday, May 31, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

    The complimentary coaching school has a curriculum exclusively designed for youth football coaches, and can accommodate a maximum of 300 coaches. The event will feature innovative classroom sessions in the Lambeau Field Atrium, as well as on-field football instruction from top local high school and youth football coaches in the Don Hutson Center.

  • Tue., Jun. 02, 2015 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM CDT Organized Team Activities (OTAs) Three of the Packers’ upcoming OTA practices will be open to the public at Clarke Hinkle Field.

    The three open practices, weather permitting, will take place on May 28, June 2 and June 10. All practices are scheduled to begin at 11:30 a.m.

  • Tue., Jun. 02, 2015 1:35 PM - 2:05 PM CDT Live Mike McCarthy press conf.

    Head Coach Mike McCarthy available in Media Auditorium

  • Wed., Jun. 03, 2015 3:00 PM CDT Mentor-Protégé Program Fourth Session Celebration The Green Bay Packers Mentor-Protégé Program is set to recognize the successes of the program’s fourth session participants on Wednesday, June 3, at a reception at 3 p.m. in the Lambeau Field Atrium.
  • Sat., Jun. 06, 2015 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM CDT Junior Power Pack Kids Clinic The 18th annual Junior Power Pack Kids Clinic is set for Saturday, June 6, inside the Don Hutson Center, the Packers’ indoor practice facility.
  • Wed., Jun. 10, 2015 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM CDT Organized Team Activities (OTAs) Three of the Packers’ upcoming OTA practices will be open to the public at Clarke Hinkle Field.

    The three open practices, weather permitting, will take place on May 28, June 2 and June 10. All practices are scheduled to begin at 11:30 a.m.

Players

James Starks
RB #44
Height:
6-2
Weight:
218
Age:
29
College:
Buffalo
Experience:
6

Quick Stats (2014):

CAR
85
YDS
333
AVG
3.9
TDS
2

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Career Stats
SeasonTeamGamesRushingReceivingFumbles
GGSAttYdsAvgLngTDRecYdsAvgLongTDFUMLost
TOTAL 407 1,760 4.3 41 7 63 491 7.8 28 1 5 1
2014 GB 16 0 85 333 3.9 41 2 18 140 7.8 28 0 1 0
2013 GB 13 1 89 493 5.5 41 3 10 89 8.9 23 1 1 0
2012 GB 6 2 71 255 3.6 22T 1 4 31 7.8 9 0 1 0
2011 GB 13 2 133 578 4.3 40 1 29 216 7.4 17 0 2 1
2010 GB 3 0 29 101 3.5 16 0 2 15 7.5 12 0 -- --
Recent Games
WKOppResultRushingReceivingFumbles
AttYdsAvgLngTDRecYdsAvgLngTDFUMLost
1 @SEA L 16-36 7 37 5.3 12 0 2 11 5.5 11 0 -- --
2 NYJ W 31-24 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
3 @DET L 7-19 8 38 4.8 15 0 0 0 -- -- 0 -- --
4 @CHI W 38-17 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
5 MIN W 42-10 12 46 3.8 17 0 2 2 1 3 0 -- --
6 @MIA W 27-24 8 31 3.9 12 0 2 11 5.5 10 0 -- --
7 CAR W 38-17 7 36 5.1 14 1 1 7 7 7 0 -- --
8 @NO L 23-44 2 5 2.5 3 0 0 0 -- -- 0 -- --
10 CHI W 55-14 5 10 2 6 0 0 0 -- -- 0 -- --
11 PHI W 53-20 8 9 1.1 7 0 2 17 8.5 14 0 -- --
12 @MIN W 24-21 1 -4 -4 -4 0 0 0 -- -- 0 1 0
13 NE W 26-21 1 2 2 2 0 2 34 17 28 0 -- --
14 ATL W 43-37 10 75 7.5 41 1 2 26 13 14 0 -- --
15 @BUF L 13-21 4 19 4.8 12 0 1 10 10 10 0 -- --
16 @TB W 20-3 7 3 0.4 4 0 4 22 5.5 9 0 -- --
17 DET W 30-20 5 26 5.2 21 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- --

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Biography

Pro Highlights

  • Rushed for 493 yards and a career-high three TDs on 89 carries in 2013, an average of 5.54 yards per carry that ranked No. 1 in the NFL among players with 80-plus attempts.
  • Was tied for No. 2 in the NFL last season with three TD runs of 20-plus yards, trailing only Eagles RB LeSean McCoy (four).
  • Posted a combined 1,326 rushing yards from 2011-13, the most by a Packer over that span.
  • Led the team with 578 rushing yards on 133 carries (4.3 avg.) in 2011, while also leading the running backs with 29 receptions for 216 yards (7.4 avg.).
  • Limited to just three games as a rookie in 2010 as he worked his way back from a hamstring injury, but burst onto the scene with a league-leading 315 rushing yards in the 2010 postseason.
  • Those 315 yards in the ’10 playoffs were the third-most ever by a rookie RB in the postseason behind only Washington’s Timmy Smith (342 in 1987) and Baltimore’s Jamal Lewis (338 in 2000).
  • Posted 73 yards on 18 carries in his NFL debut vs. San Francisco in Week 13 of 2010, the highest yardage total by a Green Bay rookie RB in his first game since Ralph Earhart had 78 in his debut at Boston (Sept. 17, 1948).
  • Originally injured his hamstring during OTAs in May of his rookie campaign, and spent the entire preseason and the first nine regular-season games on the physically unable to perform list.
  • Selected by the Packers in the sixth round (193rd overall), the 13th running back taken in the draft and the first running back drafted into the NFL from the University at Buffalo.

 

COLLEGE

Finished his career as the University at Buffalo’s all-time leader in rushing yards (3,140), rushing touchdowns (34) and points scored (222), despite missing his senior campaign due to a shoulder injury…Played 36 games in three seasons, rushing 698 times for 3,140 yards (4.5 avg.) with 34 TDs, adding 127 receptions for 898 yards (7.1 avg.) and three more scores…Reception total ranks eighth on the school’s all-time list…His 3,140 yards broke the previous record of 3,103 held by Anthony Swan (1994-97), his 34 rushing TDs broke the previous record of 29 by Lee Jones (1965-67) and Swan, and his 222 points topped the previous record of 184 by Alan Bell (1989-92)…His 12 100-yard rushing games fell one shy of Swan’s mark, and his 698 carries are also second to Swan (812) in school annals…One of only four players in school history to generate more than 4,000 all-purpose yards, finishing with 4,045…Had his most decorated year as a junior in 2008, when he set single-season school records for carries (272), rushing yards (1,333), all-purpose yards (1,694) and points scored (102)…Was recruited as a QB, converted to CB during his redshirt season in 2005 and then became a part-time starter at RB in ’06…Graduated with a degree in sociology.

 

PERSONAL

Given name James Darell Starks…Nicknamed “Buck”…Born in Niagara Falls, N.Y. …Single…Says his two uncles, who are pastors, have been a big influence on him as an athlete…High school: As a QB at Niagara Falls High, was a three-time team captain…Ran for 1,048 yards and threw for more than 600 yards as a senior, earning All-Western New York honors…Played for coach Joe Shifflet, a former University at Buffalo football player…Also played shooting guard on a basketball team that included future Syracuse stars Paul Harris and Jonny Flynn…Was a four-year letterman in basketball as well as track, running sprints and relays and competing in the jumping events…Community involvement: Was given a key to the city of Niagara Falls on Feb. 23, 2011, his birthday, following the Packers’ Super Bowl XLV victory…Participated in the Edgar Bennett Celebrity Bowl-A-Thon, which raises money for a cancer-related charity…Participated in the Green Bay Packers Golf Invitational in Kohler, Wis. …Has worked as a counselor at sports camps, made hospital visits and worked with a local Boys and Girls Club among his charitable endeavors…Hobbies/interests: Enjoys drawing and playing basketball…Lists Above The Rim as his favorite movie and R&B and rap as his favorite types of music…Residence: Niagara Falls, N.Y.

Pro Highlights

  • Rushed for 493 yards and a career-high three TDs on 89 carries in 2013, an average of 5.54 yards per carry that ranked No. 1 in the NFL among players with 80-plus attempts.
  • Was tied for No. 2 in the NFL last season with three TD runs of 20-plus yards, trailing only Eagles RB LeSean McCoy (four).
  • Posted a combined 1,326 rushing yards from 2011-13, the most by a Packer over that span.
  • Led the team with 578 rushing yards on 133 carries (4.3 avg.) in 2011, while also leading the running backs with 29 receptions for 216 yards (7.4 avg.).
  • Limited to just three games as a rookie in 2010 as he worked his way back from a hamstring injury, but burst onto the scene with a league-leading 315 rushing yards in the 2010 postseason.
  • Those 315 yards in the ’10 playoffs were the third-most ever by a rookie RB in the postseason behind only Washington’s Timmy Smith (342 in 1987) and Baltimore’s Jamal Lewis (338 in 2000).
  • Posted 73 yards on 18 carries in his NFL debut vs. San Francisco in Week 13 of 2010, the highest yardage total by a Green Bay rookie RB in his first game since Ralph Earhart had 78 in his debut at Boston (Sept. 17, 1948).
  • Originally injured his hamstring during OTAs in May of his rookie campaign, and spent the entire preseason and the first nine regular-season games on the physically unable to perform list.
  • Selected by the Packers in the sixth round (193rd overall), the 13th running back taken in the draft and the first running back drafted into the NFL from the University at Buffalo.

 

COLLEGE

Finished his career as the University at Buffalo’s all-time leader in rushing yards (3,140), rushing touchdowns (34) and points scored (222), despite missing his senior campaign due to a shoulder injury…Played 36 games in three seasons, rushing 698 times for 3,140 yards (4.5 avg.) with 34 TDs, adding 127 receptions for 898 yards (7.1 avg.) and three more scores…Reception total ranks eighth on the school’s all-time list…His 3,140 yards broke the previous record of 3,103 held by Anthony Swan (1994-97), his 34 rushing TDs broke the previous record of 29 by Lee Jones (1965-67) and Swan, and his 222 points topped the previous record of 184 by Alan Bell (1989-92)…His 12 100-yard rushing games fell one shy of Swan’s mark, and his 698 carries are also second to Swan (812) in school annals…One of only four players in school history to generate more than 4,000 all-purpose yards, finishing with 4,045…Had his most decorated year as a junior in 2008, when he set single-season school records for carries (272), rushing yards (1,333), all-purpose yards (1,694) and points scored (102)…Was recruited as a QB, converted to CB during his redshirt season in 2005 and then became a part-time starter at RB in ’06…Graduated with a degree in sociology.

 

PERSONAL

Given name James Darell Starks…Nicknamed “Buck”…Born in Niagara Falls, N.Y. …Single…Says his two uncles, who are pastors, have been a big influence on him as an athlete…High school: As a QB at Niagara Falls High, was a three-time team captain…Ran for 1,048 yards and threw for more than 600 yards as a senior, earning All-Western New York honors…Played for coach Joe Shifflet, a former University at Buffalo football player…Also played shooting guard on a basketball team that included future Syracuse stars Paul Harris and Jonny Flynn…Was a four-year letterman in basketball as well as track, running sprints and relays and competing in the jumping events…Community involvement: Was given a key to the city of Niagara Falls on Feb. 23, 2011, his birthday, following the Packers’ Super Bowl XLV victory…Participated in the Edgar Bennett Celebrity Bowl-A-Thon, which raises money for a cancer-related charity…Participated in the Green Bay Packers Golf Invitational in Kohler, Wis. …Has worked as a counselor at sports camps, made hospital visits and worked with a local Boys and Girls Club among his charitable endeavors…Hobbies/interests: Enjoys drawing and playing basketball…Lists Above The Rim as his favorite movie and R&B and rap as his favorite types of music…Residence: Niagara Falls, N.Y.