South Dakota linebacker Tyler Starr has been named recipient of the 2013 FCS Elite Defensive Performer Award by College Football Performance Awards. Recipients are selected exclusively based upon objective scientific rankings of the extent to which individual players increase the overall effectiveness of their teams.
Starr helped lead the Coyotes to a 4-8 record this past season. He was named MVFC Defensive Player of the Year and has appeared on numerous All-America teams in the months following the season. Starr recently accepted an invitational to play in the East-West Shrine Game, which takes place Jan. 18 in St. Petersburg, Fla.
Courtesy: Bryan Boettcher, USD