2016 • SENIOR SEASON: Played in the first three games of the saeson and then missed the rest of the year with an injury • Academic All-Big Ten.
2015 • JUNIOR SEASON: Missed the season with an injury.
2014 • SOPHOMORE SEASON: Did not see game action.
2013 • FRESHMAN SEASON: Did not see game action • was a student at Minnesota is 2012, but joined the football team prior to the 2013 season.
HIGH SCHOOL: Attended Plainfield North High School • three-year letter-winner in football • also lettered in baseball • named an All-State Scholar.
PERSONAL: Born Aug. 28, 1993 • son on Kevin and Lee Starks • has two sisters and one brother • father lettered in football for Minnesota from 1983-85 before playing one season with the NFL's Buffalo Bills after being drafted by the Atlanta Falcons in 1987.
Six Gophers Receive Athlon Recognition
5/24/2018 - Football
Athlon Sports has named six Gophers to its Big Ten Football 2018 All-Conference Team. This preseason announcement is a prediction by the magazine on how players will perform in 2018.
Player Profile: Rodney Smith
5/23/2018 - Football
Rodney Smith will go down in Minnesota history as one of the program’s most elite running backs and has a chance this season to set a new standard for all-purpose yards by a Gopher.
Virtual Tour: Larson Football Performance Center
5/10/2018 - Football
Take a virtual tour of the new home of Minnesota Golden Gopher Football, the David & Janis Larson Performance Center!