Fifth-year senior who should get plenty of reps at Z Wide Receiver spot this fall ... Had 2 receptions during spring 2011 scrimmage series.
2010: Saw the field in 7 games as a fourth-year junior ... Had a solo tackle on special teams in season opener against Eastern Kentucky (9/3/10) ... Did not collect any receptions but was solid in blocking and route execution as one of the veterans on the MSU receiving corps.
2009: Played in 6 games, including the first 3 of the year ... Contributed primarily on special teams.
2008: Squad member who did not see playing time during his second campaign ... Named MSU Offensive Scout Team Player of the Week for the Southeast Missouri State game (9/20/08).
2007: Redshirted his first season at Missouri State.
High School: Was a four-year starter and letterman for Coach Gary Hurst at Glendale High in Springfield, Mo. ... Helped the Falcons to a 5-6 record and district title as a senior as starting quarterback and defensive back ... Attended the Elite 11 Quarterback camp and earned Max Emfinger All-American honors as a senior as well as claiming all-district, all-conference and all-Southwest Missouri honors as a junior and senior ... Was awarded the Bill Wainwright Player of the Year Award for Springfield as a senior, while leading the Ozark Conference in rushing, scoring and total offense ... Also attended the Nike Football Training Camp ... Was a two-year track letterman with specialization in the sprints and sprint relays ... Also earned a letter in golf.
Personal: Ian Taylor Starnes was born 1/26/89 in Springfield, Mo. ... Son of Rodger Starnes and Kristen Hurst of Springfield ... Has a brother, Patrick, and a sister, Emily ... Majoring in Marketing Management.