Texas Tech and Minnesota compete in the Rodeo Bowl prior to the Meineke Car Care Bowl of Texas
2012 Played in one game (0 starts) with three tackles (all solo) with one sack/tackle for a loss of 12 yards... made career debut against New Mexico (9/15) making three tackles (all solo) with a sack/tackle for a loss of 12 yards.
HIGH SCHOOL La Vega High School in Waco, Texas... consensus four-star prospect by Rivals, Scout, ESPN.com and MaxPreps ... member of the ESPNU 150 ... a three time First-Team District 19-3A selection ... U.S. Army All-American ... SUPERPREP All-American ... SUPERPREP All-Southwest team... also competed in basketball and track and field... CHOSE TEXAS TECH OVER: Auburn, Baylor, Michigan, Notre Dame, Stanford, TCU, Texas and Texas A&M... High School Coach: Willie Williams.
PERSONAL Michael Starts... born December 22, 1993 in Waco, Texas... son of Willie Starts and Barbara Begrate... has five siblings, including Andrew Thomas, Willie Starts III, Jessica Starts, Kimberly Starts and Jordan Richardson... an undeclared major at Texas Tech.