Graduated with a bachelor of science in biology in December 2008. Starr received the team's Ted Whereatt "Senior Excellence" Award, given to the senior who has excelled academically, and the inaugural Harold Mauro Award, given to the IU football player that best exemplifies valued qualities demonstrated by Harold Mauro to Indiana University and the Bloomington community, following the 2008 season. Starr became just the fifth kicker in school history to break the 40-field goal mark in a career. He finished fourth on the school's career field goals list (43), fourth on the career extra points list (103) and sixth on the career points list (232).
2008 (Senior): Named to the Lou Groza Award Watch List ... finalist for the Wuerffel Trophy, the Awards and Recognition Association (ARA) National Sportsmanship Award and the Lowe's Senior CLASS Award (achievements in the classroom, character, community and competition) ... semifinalist for the Draddy Trophy (nation's top scholar-athlete) ... nominee for the Allstate AFCA Good Works Team® ... earned Academic All-District V honors for the third straight year ... All-Big Ten selection for the fourth consecutive season ... hit 10 field goals with a long of 46 yards and connected on 27 extra points ... led the team with 57 points ... averaged 66.0 yards per kickoff and recorded 17 touchbacks on 53 kicks ... hit a pair of field goals on two attempts with a long of 42 yards and averaged 70.0 yards per kickoff against Wisconsin ... also made two field goals vs. Ball State and at Illinois ... averaged 70.0 yards per kickoff with three touchbacks against BSU and 70.0 yards per kickoff at Minnesota ... nailed single field goals against Western Kentucky, Murray State, Iowa and at Purdue ... recorded three touchbacks on six kickoffs against Central Michigan ... hit five extra points in as many attempts vs. Murray State ... made four extra points against Western Kentucky and Central Michigan ... was a perfect 3-for-3 on extra points vs. Michigan State and in the team's win over No. 22 (BCS) Northwestern ... missed extra point against Iowa snapped a string of 65 consecutive extra points made ... four-time Hoosier special teams player of the week.
2007 (Junior): A finalist for the Lou Groza Award, presented annually to the nation's top place-kicker ... an Associated Press (second team), SI.com (first team) and CollegeFootballNews.com All-American ... named first team All-Big Ten by the conference media and second team by the coaches ... Indiana's first All-Big Ten first team selection at kicker since Bill Manopoulous in 1993 ... also an ESPN.com All-Big Ten selection and a second team Rivals.com All-Big Ten honoree ... named an Academic All-American by CoSIDA/ESPN the Magazine ... shares fifth in IU history with 33 career field goals and sits fifth with 82 career extra points ... led the team with 111 points, which tied for third on the Big Ten's single-season list and fourth on IU's single-season chart ... 175 career points rank 10th in school history ... finished first in the Big Ten in scoring among kickers (8.5) and third overall ... led the conference with a 91.3 field goal percentage and shared the league lead with 21 field goals and a perfect extra point field goal percentage ... finished third nationally with 91.3 field goal percentage, tied for 16th with 21 field goals and shared 24th in scoring (8.5) ... named Big Ten Special Teams Player of the Week twice ...collected his first after hitting four field goals against Minnesota and claimed his second with a pair of field goals, including the third game-winner of his career, a career-long-tying 49-yarder against Purdue ... kick against Purdue was a finalist for the Pontiac Game Changing Performance of the Year ... set a new school record with 21 field goals on the season (21-for-23) and 48 extra points (48-for-48), both of which had been set by former NFL great Pete Stoyanovich ... hit 15 straight field goals, a new school record, and tied the fourth-best total in Big Ten history ... nailed 11-of-12 (91.7) from 40-plus yards and 17-of-19 (89.5) from 30-plus yards ... 13-of-14 (92.9) from 40-plus yards and 25-of-28 (89.3) from 30-plus yards in his career ... posted a pair of field goals, including a 41-yarder, and added six extra points against Indiana State ... hit a 48-yarder and three field goals at Western Michigan ... matched an IU record with four field goals against Minnesota, going 4-for-4 ... also nailed a pair of kicks from outside 40 yards against the Gophers ... hit the first 49-yarder of his career at Wisconsin ... kicked off 79 times with 15 touchbacks ... Academic All-Big Ten selection.
2006 (Sophomore): Played in all 12 games, finished 12-for-15 on field goals and converted 28 extra points to lead the Hoosiers in scoring ... knocked home a pair of game-winning kicks, both on the road against Ball State and Illinois ... launched a career-long 46-yarder as the Hoosiers knocked off No. 15/13 Iowa ... opened campaign by hitting his first two career field goals in IU's 39-20 victory over Western Michigan, going 2-for-2 on attempts ... also knocked home a pair of field goals in the season finale at Purdue ... on the season, he went 8-for-9 from 30 yards and beyond ... ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District V honoree ... Academic All-Big Ten selection.
2005 (Freshman): Appeared in every game and served as the primary kickoff specialist with 40 kickoffs for 2,290 yards ... averaged 57.2 yards per kickoff with 10 touchbacks ... Academic All-Big Ten selection.
2004: Redshirted the 2004 season.
Prep/Personal: Selected to the Indiana Football Coaches Association All-Star Game ... earned honorable mention All-North Central Conference honors as a senior ... played for head coach Elmer Britton at Logansport High School ... born on March 23, 1986, Austin Christopher Starr majored in biology with a minor in chemistry.
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