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- Highest drafted defensive tackle in the history of the Panthers

- First DT ever drafted by the Panthers in Round One (Jenkins was a second rounder)

- Drafted in the same slot as DE Jason Peter in 1998 (#14 overall) a spot that was expected to go to Vonnie Holliday

- 2011 winner of the Pac 12's Morris Trophy, awarded to the best defensive lineman and voted on by the offensive linemen in the conference

- Only the second Utah defensive lineman ever named an AP All American

- Started on both sides of the ball in high school on a team that won a state championship

- Went to junior college for two years (Snow College) but only played football there his first year

- Almost quit football twice; once right after high school and also in his second year of junior college

- Said he "lost his desire" after grade issues kept him out of football, but got it back after a short time

- Worked at a furniture store during one of his hiatus from football periods

- First name "Star" is actually shortened from "Starlite" which he says is an Americanized version of his father's name

- Would likely have been a first round pick had he come out his junior year, but decided to finish school

- Weighed 240 coming out of high school; got as high as 360 in college; now down to 311

- Prior to the report of a heart condition, some analysts had him ranked near the very top of the Draft

- Fourth Utah player drafted by the Panthers; R J Stanford is no longer with the team but the first two - Steve Smith and Jordan Gross - are still around

- Described by former Oregon coach Chip Kelly as "a player you have to game plan around"

- Is a student of the game; puts effort into improving his techniques

- College stats include one pass reception for 17 yards that came on a fake punt

- Majored in sociology

- Married with two daughters

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Good things. Good things.

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[img]http://i.imgur.com/fEk02um.png[/img]
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Watch this. Holy man in the backfield, Batman!

[media]http://youtu.be/54uW6vlvd7k[/media]

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Fact # 106: Star can slam a revolving door. Also for the brave soul and diehard panther fans in regent park(Fort Mill, SC) I believe there is a street sign that says "starlite".

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Does he ever go backwards? Amazing.

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He's probably the most athletic DT I've ever seen.

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[quote name='Fan01' timestamp='1366992375' post='2209959']
Watch this. Holy man in the backfield, Batman!

[media]http://youtu.be/54uW6vlvd7k[/media]
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Loves that swim move, doesn't he?


[quote name='French Navy' timestamp='1366992931' post='2209971']
Does he ever go backwards? Amazing.
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Not on anything I've watched so far.

Have seen him redirected a time or two, but have yet to see him pushed back.

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his play reminds me a lot of Haloti Ngata.... just a space eater

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married with two kids? how old is he?

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[quote name='PhillyB' timestamp='1366993717' post='2209998']
married with two kids? how old is he?
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He's 23. Birthday is December 20th.

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[quote name='Mr. Scot' timestamp='1366993423' post='2209990']

Loves that swim move, doesn't he?




Not on anything I've watched so far.

Have seen him redirected a time or two, but have yet to see him pushed back.
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when he gets redirected its usually towards the ball and that's when he makes a spectacularly athletic play (for his size and position anyway)

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