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    Jawanza Starling
    Jawanza Starling

    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    Tallahassee, FL

    High School:
    Lincoln HS

    Height / Weight:
    6-1 / 200

    Position:
    S

    Birthdate:
    06/21/1991

    Experience:
    3V

    10/27/2012

    No. 10 USC Falls to Arizona, 39-36

    Marqise Lee caught 16 passes for a Pac-12-record 345 yards and two touchdowns.

    10/13/2012

    Redd Leads No. 11 USC Past Washington, 24-14

    Silas Redd rushed for 108 yards and a touchdown.

    03/05/2012

    USC Football Spring Practice Starts Tuesday

    Trojans looking to take care of "unfinished business."

    12/05/2011

    Matt Barkley Named USC MVP

    Christian Tupou wins Most Inspirational.

    10/22/2011

    Trojans Take Down Irish, 31-17

    USC wins nine of last 10 meetings against Notre Dame.

    11/03/2012

    No. 18 USC vs. No. 2 Oregon - AP Photos

    No. 18 USC vs. No. 2 Oregon - AP Photos

    09/15/2012

    No. 2 USC 14, No. 21 Stanford 21 - AP Photos

    Matt Barkley completed 20 of 41 passes and threw for 254 yards.

    @JayStar_29

    CAREER: He has 86 tackles and 1 interception in his career. He has 20 career starts.

    2012: The veteran Starling will start for his third season at strong safety as a senior in 2012.

    2011: Starling started for his second season at strong safety as a junior in 2011 and played solidly. Overall in 2011 while starting 11 games (he missed the Colorado game), he had 48 tackles, including 3.5 for losses, plus 2 fumble recoveries (1 for a TD) and 2 deflections. He injured his ribs and shoulder against Stanford and missed the Colorado game. He won USC's 2011 Co-Lifter of the Year Award.

    He had 1 tackle against Minnesota, 2 tackles versus Utah and Syracuse, 5 tackles and a deflection against Arizona State, 4 tackles against Arizona and 6 tackles (1 for a loss) at California. He had 4 tackles (0.5 for loss) and made a momentum-changing 80-yard fumble return for a TD (USC's longest scoring fumble return since Zeke Moreno's 80-yarder at Oregon State in 2000) at Notre Dame. He then had 5 tackles against Stanford, 4 tackles (1 for a loss) and a deflection against Washington, 6 tackles (1 for a loss) and a fumble recovery at Oregon and 9 tackles versus UCLA.

    2010: Starling started USC's first 9 games at strong safety as a sophomore in 2010, then was sidelined the final 4 games with a strained hamstring. Overall in 2010, he had 37 tackles, an interception and a deflection. He had 5 tackles against both Hawaii and Virginia, 4 tackles and an interception at Minnesota, 3 tackles and a deflection at Washington State, 7 tackles against Washington, 5 tackles at Stanford, 2 tackles against California, 5 tackles against Oregon and 1 tackle against Arizona State before injuring his hamstring.

    2009: Starling saw limited action as a backup free safety and played on special teams as a first-year freshman in 2009. Overall in 2009 while appearing in 9 games (all but San Jose State, Ohio State, Washington, Arizona State), he had 1 tackle (at California). He strained his hamstring at Oregon and missed the Arizona State game.

    BASEBALL: He was an outfielder on the 2010 USC baseball team. He appeared in 9 games (starting twice in centerfield) and batted .300 (3 hits in 10 at bats) with 1 RBI, 2 runs scored and 1 stolen base.

    HIGH SCHOOL: His 2008 honors included 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.). He made 50 tackles in 2008. Lincoln played in the 2008 Florida state 4A championship game.

    As a junior in 2007, he had 98 tackles, 10 tackles for losses, 5 forced fumbles and 2 interceptions.

    He was a 3-year starter. Current Trojan Javorious Allen also prepped at Lincoln.

    He also played baseball at Lincoln.

    PERSONAL: He's a public policy, management and planning major at USC. His cousin, Bryan Evans, was a defensive back at Georgia (2006-09).

    TACLS/YDSDFLFRINTYDSAVGTDLG
    2009 (Fr.) 1 0/0 00 0 00.000
    2010 (So.)37 0/0 10 1 00.000
    2011 (Jr.)48 3.5/10 22# 0 00.000
    CAREER86 3.5/10 12# 1 00.000

    #Includes 1 returned for a TD

    GAME-BY-GAME WITH JAWANZA STARLING

    2011

    TACLS/YDSDFLFR
    Minnesota* 1 0/0 00
    Utah* 2 0/0 00
    Syracuse* 2 0/0 00
    Arizona St.* 5 0/0 10
    Arizona* 4 0/0 00
    California* 6 1/5 00
    Notre Dame* 4 0.5/1 01#
    Stanford* 5 0/0 00
    Washington* 4 1/2 10
    Oregon* 6 1/2 01
    UCLA* 9 0/0 00
    2011 (Jr.)48 3.5/10 22#

    #Includes 1 returned for a TD

    2010

    TACLS/YDSDFLFRINTYDSAVGTDLG
    Hawaii* 5 0/0 00 0 00.000
    Virginia* 5 0/0 00 0 00.000
    Minnesota* 4 0/0 00 1 00.000
    Wash. St.* 3 0/0 10 0 00.000
    Washington* 7 0/0 00 0 00.000
    Stanford* 5 0/0 00 0 00.000
    California* 2 0/0 00 0 00.000
    Oregon* 5 0/0 00 0 00.000
    Arizona St.* 1 0/0 00 0 00.000
    2010 (So.)37 0/0 10 1 00.000

    *Starter

    2009

    TACLS/YDSDFLFR
    California 1 0/0 00
    2009 (Fr.) 1 0/0 00