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  • Sun., Aug. 31, 2014 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM CDT Kickoff at Kemah Boardwalk Join the Houston Texans Cheerleaders, Ambassadors, TORO, and the Battle Ready Band at the Kickoff at Kemah Boardwalk on Sun., Aug. 31 from 1-3 PM. Bring the entire family for autograph signings, live music, & prize giveaways!
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Team

Jawanza Starling
SAF #29
Height:
6-1
Weight:
206
Age:
23
College:
USC
Experience:
2

Quick Stats (2014 PRE):

TCKL
2
SCK
0.0
FF
0
INT
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2013 HOU 2 0 1 1 0 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --

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Twitter: @JayStar_29

TRANSACTIONS: Signed by the Houston Texans on May 10, 2013...Released by Texans on Aug. 31, 2013...Signed by the New York Giants to the practice squad on Sept. 2, 2013...Re-signed by Texans to the active roster on Nov. 13, 2013.

CAREER:
Played in two games as a rookie and recorded one special teams tackle
Inactive for five games his rookie season with a hamstring injury
Originally signed with the Texans as an undrafted free agent but joined the New York Giants practice squad following his release after training camp

2013 (Houston 2/0):
Signed to the active roster from the Giants practice squad on Nov. 13
Made his Texans debut on special teams vs. Oakland (11/17)
Inactive in Weeks 12-16
Saw action on special teams in the season finale at Tennessee (12/29) and made one special teams tackle

TRANSACTIONS: Signed by the Houston Texans on May 10, 2013...Released by Texans on Aug. 31, 2013...Signed by the New York Giants to the practice squad on Sept. 2, 2013...Re-signed by Texans to the active roster on Nov. 13, 2013.

CAREER:
Played in two games as a rookie and recorded one special teams tackle
Inactive for five games his rookie season with a hamstring injury
Originally signed with the Texans as an undrafted free agent but joined the New York Giants practice squad following his release after training camp

2013 (Houston 2/0):
Signed to the active roster from the Giants practice squad on Nov. 13
Made his Texans debut on special teams vs. Oakland (11/17)
Inactive in Weeks 12-16
Saw action on special teams in the season finale at Tennessee (12/29) and made one special teams tackle

2012 (Senior):
Started all 13 games at strong safety and recorded 42 tackles, three interceptions, four pass breakups, one forced fumble and one fumble recovery
Returned an interception 34 yards against Stanford
Also had interceptions against Washington and Arizona
Recorded two tackles, including one for a loss and had an interception and fumble recovery against Washington
Tied a career high with nine tackles against Oregon
Posted eight tackles against Notre Dame

2011 (Junior):
Started 11 games and had 48 tackles, including 3.5 for losses, plus two fumble recoveries (one for a touchdown) and two pass deflections
Injured his ribs and shoulder against Stanford and missed the Colorado game
Had five tackles and a deflection against Arizona State and six tackles (one for a loss) at California
Posted four tackles (0.5 for loss) and made a momentum-changing 80-yard fumble return for a touchdown at Notre Dame.
Made 5 tackles against Stanford and four tackles (one for a loss) and a deflection against Washington
Recorded six tackles (one for a loss) and a fumble recovery at Oregon
Set a season high with nine tackles versus UCLA
2010 (Sophomore):
Started USC’s first nine games at strong safety before he was sidelined the final four games with a strained hamstring
Totaled 37 tackles, an interception and a deflection
Had 5 tackles against both Hawaii and Virginia
Made four tackles and an interception at Minnesota

2009 (Freshman):
Saw limited action as a backup free safety and played on special teams as a true freshman in 2009, playing in nine games and making one tackle
Strained his hamstring at Oregon and missed the Arizona State game

High School:
Sporting News Top 100, Super Prep All-American, Prep Star All-American, Super Prep All-Dixie and Prep Star All-Southeast as a senior defensive back at Lincoln High in Tallahassee (Fla.)
Made 50 tackles as a senior in 2008, leading Lincoln to the Florida state 4A championship game
As a junior in 2007, he had 98 tackles, 10 tackles for losses, five forced fumbles and two interceptions
He was a three-year starter who also played baseball at Lincoln

Personal:
Majored in public policy, management and planning
His cousin, Bryan Evans, was a defensive back at Georgia (2006-09)

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