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Some Star Facts

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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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Watch this. Holy man in the backfield, Batman!

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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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Watch this. Holy man in the backfield, Batman!

Loves that swim move, doesn't he?

Does he ever go backwards? Amazing.

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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married with two kids? how old is he?

He's 23. Birthday is December 20th.

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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.

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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